All the celebrities who have left Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover. Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has already caused many celebrities to leave the social media platform.
Last week, the world’s richest man, 51, appeared at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco clutching a kitchen sink as he closed his $44 billion acquisition of the social network.
The founder of Tesla wrote “entering the Twitter headquarters – let’s get in!” along with a video of him walking down the hallway of the Twitter building.
As soon as the news was confirmed – after months of speculation that Musk would own the platform – many Hollywood stars and celebrities revealed they would be deactivating their Twitter accounts.
TV show creator Shonda Rhimes and industry stars have revealed they plan to leave the platform now that it’s owned by SpaceX’s founder — who has promised to make big changes like potentially overturning former President Donald Trump’s ban.
“I can’t wait for whatever Elon has planned.” Goodbye,” Rhimes tweeted to her followers on Saturday (October 29), two days after Musk sealed the deal.
Grammy-winning singer Sara Bareilles chimed in and said, “Okay. Twitter was fun. I’m outside. See you on other platforms, check it out. Sorry, this just isn’t for me.”
In a tweet to her nearly 2 million followers, Toni Braxton criticized the tweets she’s seen since taking over from the business mogul, writing: “I’m shocked and appalled at some of the ‘free speech’ I’ve seen on this platform since then. his purchase.”
“Hate speech under the guise of ‘freedom of speech’ is unacceptable; that’s why I’m choosing to stay off Twitter because it’s no longer a safe space for me, my boys, and other POC,” added the Grammy-winning RnB star.
Ken Olin, executive producer of NBC’s This Is Us, tweeted to his 290,000 followers that he was “here” and offered a prayer for goodness and peace.
Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 29, 2022
Mick Foley, a retired professional wrestler and actor, said in a post on his Facebook page that he was taking a “break” from Twitter “because the new ownership — and the misinformation and hate it seems to be fueling — has turned me away from . .” “I really enjoy connecting with you all on social media, but it can be overwhelming at times. I think I’ll be back in a few weeks, but in the meantime I’ll keep posting on Facebook and Instagram,” Foley wrote.
Welp. It’s been fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s just not for me. ❤️🙏🏼
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) October 30, 2022
“I hope you’re all being nice to each other,” he said, adding: “Please vote if you can – it looks like our democracy is hanging in the balance.”
According to a Washington Post report, the Network Infection Research Institute (NCRI) – a group that examines messages on social media – said that the use of the “n-word” on the app increased by almost 500% in 12 hours. after the billionaire’s deal was finalized.
NBA star LeBron James also took to Twitter to call on the new CEO to crack down on sites that use racial slurs like the n-word, writing: “I don’t know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter. ”
“But I will say that if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF.” “So many bloody misfits who say hate speech is free speech,” he added.
I'm shocked and appalled at some of the "free speech" I've seen on this platform since its acquisition. Hate speech under the veil of "free speech" is unacceptable; therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons and other POC.
— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) October 29, 2022
Earlier in his official statement announcing the historic acquisition, Musk emphasized that “freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is a digital town square where vital issues for the future of humanity are discussed.”
Hey all –
I’m out of here. No judgement.
Let’s keep the faith.
Let’s protect our democracy.
Let’s try to be kinder.
Let’s try to save the planet.
Let’s try to be more generous.
Let’s look to find peace in the world.
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) October 28, 2022
However, he clarified his comments about “freedom of speech” earlier this year, saying that if a user posted something “illegal or otherwise destructive to the world,” then a temporary suspension would suffice rather than permanently removing the user. He also added that the post should be made invisible.