Gigi Hadid becomes the latest celebrity to deactivate her Twitter account after Elon Musk’s takeover

Model Gigi Hadid has turn out to be the latest celebrity to deactivate her Twitter account after Elon Musk took over the company and started making fast adjustments.

On Instagram, Hadid posted a narrative explaining she had deactivated her Twitter account as a result of for a very long time and “especially with its new leadership, it’s becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry,” in accordance to screenshots of the story, which has expired.

The 27-year-old mentioned Twitter is just not a spot she desires to be part of though she linked with many followers on the social media platform. “But I can’t say it’s a safe place for anyone, nor a social platform that will do more good than harm,” she wrote.

On her story, she additionally shared a publish from MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin, who shared a tweet from a former Twitter worker claiming that the “entire Human Rights team has been cut from the company.”

Musk started the acquisition course of in April and when he formally took over the company final month, he instantly made plans to hearth at the least half of Twitter’s staff. Last week, the layoffs started, with the company saying in an electronic mail to its staff that job reductions had been “necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward.”

Musk additionally promised to change the platform’s present content material moderation and bans. Many concern the adjustments will permit hate speech and inappropriate content material on the platform, and because of this, a number of different celebrities and high-profile individuals have vowed to go away.

Shonda Rhimes, Toni Braxton, Sara Bareilles and Tea Leoni are amongst the high-profile individuals who have ditched Twitter following Musk’s acquisition of the company.

Braxton mentioned she was appalled by the adjustments she noticed after Musk acquired the company and vowed to keep off of it. “I’m shocked and appalled at some of the ‘free speech’ I’ve seen on this platform since its acquisition. Hate speech under the veil of ‘free speech’ is unacceptable; therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons and other POC,” she wrote.

“Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,” screenwriter and producer Rhimes tweeted two days after Musk formally purchased the company. She hasn’t tweeted since.

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