Most celebrities go all-in on Halloween, with The Weeknd going as the Joker and Lil Nas X going as Niki Minaj. This year was no different and on October 31st Travis Scott posted his Halloween costume, an all-over brown version of Michael Keaton’s Batman from the 1992 film Batman Returns.
Travis immediately received backlash in the comments with people tormenting him over his costume. And only a few hours later he deactivated his Instagram account and as of today, he has deleted it entirely.
Most people actually liked his costume. Many thought it was fun and cool how he even matched his cars with the costume. 187 students at Davis were polled on if they liked the costume 134 people said they liked the costume or 72%.
“He looks cool in the costume and it’s fun how he matched his costume with the cars. The way he’s standing makes him look silly, but I’m sure that the comments were just to be fun. Not mean,” said Jamie Perry when asked about the costume.
With Travis’ sudden absence on Instagram, it has left his 28 million followers wondering if and when he will return. Not every celebrity has Instagram and many delete theirs later due to the pressure of their audience and millions of people expecting them to post. Perhaps Travis was already contemplating deleting his account or taking a break from social media for a while. Maybe this was the last straw and pushed him over the edge.
At the end of the day, it is important to remember that mental health is more important than social media presence. We all love keeping up with our favorite celebrities. Lots of people love Travis Scott but I think most of his followers are would prioritize his mental health over a new picture of him wearing dunks.