The change in tone seems to damage his Facebook following – but only slightly. According to social media analytics site Crowdtangle, Evan’s follow-up to Facebook peaked in early 2016 and has steadily and gradually decreased since then. But April was his worst month ever for rough followers since he lost more than 3,700 fans.
On Instagram, however, Evans is trending. Since Crowdtangle started tracking his account in early 2016, his number of followers has grown. The number of followers grew by over 900 in April, but this was the smallest monthly growth for Evans this year (it had 2,700 new followers in January, 1,600 in February and 1,600 in March).
While some fans have wondered why so many conspiracy theories are suddenly manifesting in their feeds, others have completely embraced the shift. A follower commented on Evan’s May 5 post on an interview with longtime conspiracy theorist David Icke: “Thank you so much for sharing …”
All in all, Evans seems to be facing his month from hell simply by publishing it.
In a video shot with his horse – who, unfortunately, is not immune to Evans’ various controversies despite being an animal – and posted on Instagram, Evans promoted his upcoming podcast episodes before signing with a mischievous smile.