Whoopi Goldberg, Shonda Rhimes… Celebrities leave Twitter after its takeover by Elon Musk

Since the arrival of Elon Musk at the head of Twitter, many stars have announced their departure from the social network at the blue bird.

Will Twitter lose all its celebrities? Since the takeover of the platform by Elon Musk, many public figures have shared their dissatisfaction and announced their departure from the social network at the blue bird.

Among them, Whoopi Goldberg. During his broadcast, The Viewthe actress returned to the news of Twitter: the many layoffs of staff, the certification made payable but also the suspension of the account of comedian Kathy Griffin after making fun of Elon Musk.

“I’m going to quit Twitter today because I feel like it’s gotten so messy. I’m tired of seeing some things that were previously banned on the platform making a comeback,” she said. confided, mentioning an increase in racist and anti-Semitic messages on the platform since its acquisition by Elon Musk.

“So I’m going to leave and if it calms down enough and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter,” a- she added.

wave of departures

In line with Whoopi Goldberg, other stars have also announced their departure from Twitter. Despite her 1.9 million subscribers, Shonda Rhimes, screenwriter and producer of series such as Inventing Anna Where Grays Anatomyannounced that it was leaving the social network due to its takeover by Elon Musk.

“I don’t plan on hanging around here to see what Elon has planned. Goodbye,” she tweeted in late October.

Just like the American singer Sara Bareilles who also announced that she would give up Twitter, where she had more than 3 million followers. “Well. We had fun on Twitter. I’m off. See you on other platforms, guys. Sorry, this one’s not for me,” she said. . Actress Amber Heard and singer Toni Braxton have also deactivated their accounts.

Yet despite their disagreement with Elon Musk, some stars like director Rob Reiner (When Harry Met Sally) and the star of star trekGeorge Takei, on the contrary called for staying on the social network in order to condemn its possible excesses.

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