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With Twitter under Elon Musk’s management, these celebrities are vowing to depart: “I’m out”

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has already led to some main shake-ups on the company. Musk named himself “chief Twit,” fired prime executives and shared his plans 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 consequently, a number of celebrities and excessive profile folks have vowed to depart.

Musk first introduced his plan to purchase the company in April. At the time, actor and activist Jameela Jamil, activist Shaun King, comedian ebook author Erik Larsen, wrestler Mick Foley and others mentioned they might now not use Twitter if he purchased it. The $44 billion sale went by way of in late October.

Now that Musk is formally in management, extra stars have develop into vital of him and made the identical promise to depart whereas others appeared to be on the fence.

Shonda Rhimes

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

Sara Bareilles

The singer mentioned she was leaving the platform in a tweet on October 30. “Welp. It’s been fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s just not for me,” she wrote. She has not tweeted since.

Toni Braxton

The singer 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.

Alex Winter

The “Bill & Ted” actor mentioned he would depart the platform and saved that promise – his account is now not lively. His final tweet was a meme about Musk taking on the platform, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Brian Koppelman

The “Billions” showrunner tweeted he was going to “take a breather” from Twitter then made his account personal. In his last tweet, he instructed followers to discover him on Instagram and TikTok, in accordance to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ken Olin

The actor, director and producer tweeted about his departure from the platform on October 28. “Hey all – 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. Let’s try to be more generous. Let’s look to find peace in the world,” he wrote.

In a earlier tweet, he mentioned he was going to be utilizing Tribel Social, an alternate to Twitter. “Gotta wean myself off of this soon to be Musk machine,” Olin mentioned. The platform promotes itself as being freed from hate and “fake news.”

Mick Foley

The wrestler mentioned in April he’d take into account leaving Twitter. “I’ll be giving some serious thought to leaving Twitter for good in the near future,” he wrote. “I do not have a good feeling about where this platform is heading.” As of October 31, his Twitter account was deactivated.

Erik Larson

The comedian ebook author, who labored on The Amazing Spider-Man collection within the Nineteen Nineties, vowed early on in Musk’s acquisition course of to delete his Twitter account if the billionaire succeeded in shopping for the company. It seems Larsen has left the platform for the reason that purchase.

Jameela Jamil

The actor first said that she would be leaving Twitter in April. “One good thing about Elon buying twitter is that I will *FINALLY* leave and stop being a complete menace to society on here. So it’s win win for you all really,” she tweeted. She has tweeted since then, and her most up-to-date tweet is from October 26 – sooner or later earlier than Musk formally purchased the company. It is unclear if she’s going to return, but when she retains her promise, she will not be again on the platform whereas Musk controls it. 

Rob Reiner

The filmmaker urged folks to not depart the platform. “For those who are fighting to preserve our Constitutional Democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter,” he tweeted the day after the acquisition. He has tweeted since then, primarily to promote the upcoming midterm elections on November 8.

Amy Siskind

The activist and creator tweeted in April that she was sitting together with her ideas and watching, however hadn’t determined if she would keep on the platform.

“This platform feels like it is dying,” she tweeted on October 29. “If you are leaving, you can also find my content at Facebook. I have a built an active, moderated community there.”

Shaun King

The activist left Twitter in April, however got here again hours later. However, his account is now private.

Josh Gad

The actor mentioned he was not sure if he would keep on Twitter. “Large exodus happening on this platform. Not sure if I stay or not,” he tweeted on October 28. “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.” He has tweeted a number of occasions since.

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