Celebrities who want to leave Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover
Several well-known people have repeated their assurances that they will leave the contentious social media platform Twitter now that Elon Musk’s purchase of the firm has become official, as they did several months ago.
Several high-profile Democrats are opposed to Elon Musk’s plan to re-invite divisive figures like Donald Trump, Kanye West, and Alex Jones to Twitter. Their argument is that doing so will lead to an influx of erroneous information and hatred into the bluebird social network.
Executive producer Ken Olin of This Is Us said to his 300,000 fans, “I’m out of here,” The day @elonmusk takes ownership of Twitter, I’m out.” “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,”
Producer and showrunner of the critically acclaimed TV series Billions, Brian Koppelman, wrote: “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. I can see the logic in taking a long Twitter hiatus when EM takes it over.”
Alex Winter, of the Bill & Ted series, also wiped his tweet history, but not before leaving a meme about Musk’s purchase.
The filmmaker Rob Reiner, on the other hand, agrees that leaving the platform would be a mistake, despite his reservations about the potential future under Musk’s leadership. “For those fighting to preserve our Constitutional Democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter. Now is the time to VOTE BLUE,” He put pen to paper.
Musk ultimately gained control of Twitter late last Thursday after months of wrangling. He promises to increase freedom of expression on Twitter. Many people have protested his idea, saying that it will make Twitter a more dangerous place to express one’s opinions.
Mia Farrow, an actress and activist, has threatened to leave the site if it becomes more hostile under Musk’s leadership. She replaced it with a different message afterwards “You gave us Tesla and Space X. Thank you. I hope you can keep Twitter up to your previous accomplishments and right people around the world.”
It is reminiscent of the numerous celebrities who said they would leave the country if Donald Trump was elected president, only to stay put when he was not.