Since Elon Musk has taken over Twitter as a new owner of the social media platform, many celebrities have raised their concerns and have abandoned the platform.
After months of legal formalities, Elon Musk has recently locked the USD 44 billion Twitter takeover deal. Since the SpaceX CEO has taken over the globally recognized social media platform the firm has seen resignations from its higher management which includes the chief executive, chairman, and finance chief.
While several celebrities have raised their concerns about the future of their presence on Twitter after news of Musk’s takeover spread like wildfire. Famous celebrities like the producer of Bridgerton and Grey Anatomy Shonda Rhimes came forward and expressed their voice and decision not to use Twitter anymore.
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On the 29th of October, Rhimes tweeted, ” Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.”
While Rhimes is not just the only one who has decided to give away their Twitter accounts, the producer of This Is Us, Ken Olin in his final tweet on the platform stated, “The day @elonmusk takes ownership of Twitter, I’m out. No judgment. 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.”
Before taking over the platform earlier it was stated by Elon Musk, that he would reverse the ban on former US President Donald Trump. Donald Trump was permanently banned from using the platform in January 2021, after the attack by his supporters on the US Capitol. Regarding the ban on Former US President, Musk stated “I would reverse the permanent ban, 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?”
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While the Frozen star Josh Gad also came forward to share his views on Elon Musk owning Twitter and how it will negatively impact the platform. However he didn’t confirm whether he will be quitting the platform or not, he raised his concern regarding hate speech becoming a bigger problem once everyone leaves the platform. Gad 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.”
While the Musk takeover is also an important topic of discussion among White House officials and other Democratic strategists as the takeover comes just ahead of the American Presidential Elections in 2024.