Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024

However, it looks like all of Musk’s changes and promises aren’t
pleasing everybody on Twitter. Many famous faces are fleeing the
online platform, announcing that they aren’t willing to stick around
and see what the Tesla boss has in store.

Grey’s Anatomy screenwriter Shonda Rhimes bid farewell to
Twitter on Saturday (October 29), writing: “Not hanging around for
whatever Elon has planned. Bye.”

This Is Us producer Ken Olin followed suit, tweeting: “I’m out of
here. 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,” Olin added.

Other celebs openly debated whether to stay or go. Beauty and the
Beast star Josh Gad tweeted: “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.”

He continued: “Freedom of speech is great. Hate speech intended to
incite harm, (with no consequences) ain’t what I signed up for.”

People’s qualms about Musk’s takeover seem to stem largely from
his support of blocked Twitter users like controversial rapper West
and former POTUS Donald Trump.
West was suspended from the platform earlier this month after
making a series of tweets that many deemed antisemitic.
Meanwhile, Trump was blocked from tweeting after he allegedly
used his social media account to incite the January 6 Capitol riots.
After West’s account was reinstated, Musk took to the platform to
insist that it was reactivated after he took control of Twitter.