The controversy surrounding Twitter does not subside. Since Elon Musk announced the recent and controversial maneuvers, several users have decided to leave the platform. Many are moving en masse to Mastodon, while others have found themselves with the profile blocked. There are also many celebrities who have decided to leave Twitter after the takeover by Elon Musk.
Among the most controversial maneuvers of Elon Musk there are certainly the intention of wanting to introduce the verification of the paid profile and the dismissal of about 50% of employees. Furthermore, Musk announced and implemented the suspension of accounts for anyone impersonating someone else on the platform. A measure that has already affected some celebrities of the show such as Kathy Griffin, SarahSilverman, RichSommer and the former NFL star Chris Kluwe.
Actors, entertainers and sportsmen: celebrities leave Twitter
In addition to suspended accounts, there are also those who have left of their own free will, out of protest or distrust. Whoopi Goldberg, for example, is one of the latest stars to leave Twitter. Here is how she motivated her decision as follows during her show The View: “It’s been a little over a week since Elon Musk took control of Twitter and this place is a disaster. I leave because everything is so messy and I’m tired of seeing accounts blocked for every reason. If in the future it will be different I’ll be back, but for now I’m done with Twitter ”.
Top model Gigi Hadid recently made it known that he had left the platform. In a story on her Instagram profile (via NME) she described Twitter as a “cesspool of hatred and bigotry”, specifying that everything has gotten worse since there is “the new leadership”.
Even the former wrestler Mick Foley, WWE legend and beloved by fans, has deleted his profile. Foley cited the new ownership and increased hatred as the reason for his goodbye. However, he added that he will probably be back in the next few weeks.
Thunderous was also the farewell of Alex Winter (star of the TV show Bill and Ted), who told NBC News that “Elon Musk has made Twitter a private company with less oversight by increasing hate speech and disinformation content.” Double exodus also for the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. Be the actress Ellen Pompeo than the screenwriter Shonda Rhimes have publicly announced having abandoned their accounts due to new management.
In a recent news we reported that even the profile of Amber Heard It has been closed. However, the actress has not publicly given any reasons.
The complete list of celebrities who left Twitter after the acquisition of Elon Musk
- Amber Heard (actress)
- Ken Olin (produttore di This Is Us)
- Toni Braxton (R&B singer)
- Shonda Rhimes (writer of Grey’s Anatomy)
- itself Leoni (actress primarily known for the TV series Madam Secretary)
- Sara Bareilles (actress primarily known for Waitress The Musical)
- Brian couple man (showrunner di Billions)
- Alex Winter (actor primarily known for the TV series Bill and Ted)
- Mick Foley (ex wrestler WWE e scrittore)
- Ellen Pompeo (actress primarily known for Grey’s Anatomy)
- David Dastmalchian (actor in The Dark Knight and The Suicide Squad)
- Gigi Hadid (top model)
- Whoopi Goldberg (actress, presenter and television personality)
- Laura Benanti (actress primarily known for sitcom Younger)
- Rob Reiner (attore in The Wolf Of Wall Street e This Is Spinal Tap)
Also in April Jameela Jamil – star of The Good Place and She-Hulk – had left Twitter when the first rumors of a potential acquisition by Elon Musk began to circulate. She then returned to the app in July, when Tesla’s CEO withdrew the offer. Josh Gad of Frozen recently published a post in which he revealed his doubts on the social network. “I don’t know if I will remain given the drift of this platform,” she wrote.
Large exodus happening on this platform. Not sure if I stay or not. Leaning toward staying, but if today is a sign of things to come, not sure what the point is. Freedom of speech is great. Hate speech intended to incite harm, (with no consequences) ain’t what I signed up for.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) October 29, 2022
In general, the feeling is that this list will need to be updated constantly.