ICYMI: Shay Carl Deletes And Privatises His Social Media Accounts
2 March 2017, 10:47 | Updated: 17 October 2017, 09:47
Unless you follow him, you may have missed this.
Nearly a month ago, Shay Carl shocked the YouTube community when he released a statement about his alcoholism and need to rehabilitate his life. Not 24 hours later, screenshots were released of Carl's NSFW interactions with cam-girl Aria Nina and his entire marital situation with wife Colette was blasted across the Internet. Because of that, it looks like Shay is now taking his "hiatus" from the Internet seriously.
On Tuesday 1st March, fans noticed that the verified @shaycarl Twitter account had been deleted, leaving the following "sorry that page doesn't exist" screen behind. All tweets and media from that account are now missing/deleted, along with his very last tweet from the account discussing his need for rehab after his "disease [had] manifested itself back into [his] life".
It looks like Shay is ready to step away from social media for good.
Interestingly, Carl's Instagram account has not been deleted, but simply privatised. This means that the 1.2 million people already following his account still have access to his previous uploads, and any future ones, but new followers will need to be confirmed by Carl himself (which we believe is highly unlikely). It does look like now, a month after his scandal hit the web, Shay is staying true to his word and taking a break from the Internet.
Shaytards fans were also surprised recently to see Colette cameo in one of her sister-in-law's videos on her YouTube channel, however Shay's own whereabouts cannot be confirmed. After all the recent drama and the sudden urgency to be rid of social media, we hope he is recovering somewhere safely and is at peace with himself after beginning the battle against his disease.
What do you think about Shay suddenly deleting and privatising his Twitter and Instagram accounts? Let us know in the comments below.
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