Righ after Elon Musk-the new owner of Twitter stepped in, numerous celebrities have been raising worries and quitting Twitter. The Tesla CEO’s Twitter takeover has caused a few celebs to quit the platform because of multiple factors known to them.
Elon Musk recently completed his USD 44 billion takeover of the social media platform, Twitter following quite a while of legitimate issues. The SpaceX founder’s takeover saw the exit of the company’s top managers including its chief executive, chairman and finance chief. Twitter users went into a free for all over Musk taking the rules of the well known social platform.
Several celebs also expressed their interests about keeping close by on Twitter after Musk stepped in. As a matter of fact, some of them also announced their exit as the fresh details about the Tesla CEO’s buyout arose.
Among a portion of the unmistakable names that approached to voice their viewpoints about not using the platform any longer included Bridgerton and Grey’s Anatomy producer Shonda Rhimes.
There were also other superstars who spoke about not wasting time to remain on the platform guaranteeing that, it would become a ground for hate speech.
It was earlier stated by Musk that he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former President Donald Trump if his acquisition goes through. Twitter had permanently suspended Trump from the platform in January 2021 following the attack by his supporters on the US Capitol.
In relation to the story, Musk had said,
“I would reverse the permanent ban,” Musk said. “I don’t own Twitter yet. So this is not like a thing that will definitely happen, because what if I don’t own Twitter?”
Meanwhile, Kanye West who also got his account confined recently due to anti semitic comments, returned on the platform following Musk’s takeover in spite of the fact that it was explained by Elon that he didn’t have anything to do with it.
Grey’s Anatomy creator and producer mogul Shonda Rhimes who has over 1.9 million followers Twiter on Saturday informed her followers that she was quitting the platform following Musk’s takeover.
In a tweet she shared on October 29, Rhimes wrote,
“Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.” The famed producer is not the only one who took the decision. Also, This Is Us producer Ken Olin shared his final tweet on the platform and wrote,
“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.”
Frozen star Josh Gad also shared his perspectives on Elon Musk becoming Twitter’s new owner and how that influences the platform. While not affirming that he will quit the platform, Stray discussed how hate speech could become a bigger problem if everyone leaves the platform.
“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.”
Also, Rob Reiner seemed to suggest another view as he said, “For those who are fighting to preserve our Constitutional Democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter. Now is the time to VOTE BLUE!”
Meanwhile, Twitter is forming a “content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints” and said that “no major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes.”
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has also been a topic of discussion recently among White House officials and Democratic strategists considering its timeline as it comes ahead of the 2024 presidential election.