Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has been one of the biggest highlights of the year. While the internet has been in a perpetual state of tizzy ever since the update, Musk averred that he’s always had bigger plans in store — a common digital town square, to begin with. “The reason I acquired Twitter is because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence,” he recently tweeted.
However, scores of people (including Hollywood celebs) are not too happy with the chaos that Musk has conjured up on the world wide web. And more so, on Twitter. Here’s a list of popular names who’ve deactivated their accounts on the micro-blogging site after Musk’s takeover.
She was one of the first celebs to bid adieu to Twitter in the past week. A producer of popular shows like Inventing Anna and Grey’s Anatomy, Rhimes clearly wasn’t too happy with Musk’s plans for the platform.
American actor, producer, and director Olin, known for works like Thirtysomething, quit the networking site by stating that he was getting out of this space for good, with no judgments whatsoever. Interestingly, Olin ended his journey on Twitter with an epic post. Here’s what it said:
Appalled by the changes, the Unbreak My Heart singer Toni Braxton also decided to quit the platform. She further suggested how the meaning of free speech had changed on the platform in recent times. Look at it here:
Actor Josh Gad expressed his concerns through a tweet, which suggested that the longevity of his account hung in balance. Here’s what he tweeted:
Bareilles enjoyed a following of almost 3 million and counting. But, she’s also had her fair share of concerns lately and hence, tweeted on Sunday that she’s off Twitter for good.
Unlike the rest of them, Foley used Facebook and Instagram to announce his exit. An actor and retired wrestler, he had no qualms about admitting that he was taking a break from the platform for a while. Certainly, he joins a long list of those who’re far from happy with the herculean changes that were brought forth on Twitter.
Writer Larson of The Amazing Spider-Man fame, during the 1990s, had previously said that he will leave Twitter if the deal goes through. He appeared to be ready to press the delete button when the news was confirmed, and well, he’s no longer on the platform.
American showrunner Koppelman, who is known for shows like Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, had tweeted, “Y’all’s, for real, come find me over on Instagram and the tok. Gonna really try to take a breather from here for a minute or a month come deal close time.” As of now, he’s made his account private and would no longer be actively engaging as he formerly did.
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