Elon forced many stars to leave Twitter. Whoopi is one of them.
Elon forced many stars to leave Twitter. Whoopi is one of them.Billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk officially acquired Twitter on Oct. 27, 2022.
Upon the news of his taking control of the social media platform, many celebrities have announced they are quitting the app.
The weekend the sale was finalized the businessman took to Twitter to announce a plethora of potential changes to the app.
Whoopi Goldberg announced she would depart the platform on ‘The View.’
Many Hollywood celebrities are not pleased with Elon Musk, 51, acquiring Twitter on Oct. 27, 2022. The deal began in April 2022, and now six months later, he officially closed the $44 billion deal, per CNBC. Model Gigi Hadid, singer Sara Bareilles, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, and more have made public statements about their decision to delete the app since the Tesla founder’s acquisition. Below is a roundup of celebrities that have announced their grand Twitter exit.
Whoopi Goldberg announced that she’d be departing the social platform on The View on Monday, November 7. She announced her decision after speaking about the recent layoffs and Kathy Griffin being suspended from the platform for impersonating Elon. The comedian did say she may return in the future, but for now, she’s out. “I’m getting off today, because I just feel like it’s so messy. I’m tired of now having had certain kinds of attitude blocked and now they’re back on, and I’m just going to get out. If it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back, but as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter,” she said. Shortly after, she deactivated her account.
“Love Song” singer Sara, 42, made it clear on Oct. 29, 2022, that she no longer wants be apart of the Twitter platform. “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 along with a heart and prayer hands emoji. In response to her departure, some of her 2.8 million followers took to the replies to support the songstress in her decision. “Stunning and brave,” one follower wrote. But many of the replies were negative and celebrated Sara’s announcement.
Many of the comments included people asking who the musician was, as many did not remember her. “Who are you and why are you randomly in my notifications. But good luck I guess,” a separate user wrote. A second online hater added, “It’s Twitter not LAX, you don’t need to announce your departure.” As of Nov. 7, 2022, Sara’s official Twitter account is still active and has not been deleted.
Hi everyone. I’m coming off Twitter today—let’s see where we are when the dust settles. Today the dust has revealed too much hate, too much in the wrong direction. Love, kindness, and possibilities for all of you, thank you,
xoxtéa— Téa Leoni (@TeaLeoni) October 29, 2022
Madam Secretary star Téa Leoni, 56, joined Sara in leaving Twitter on Oct. 29, 2022. “Hi everyone. I’m coming off Twitter today—let’s see where we are when the dust settles. Today the dust has revealed too much hate, too much in the wrong direction. Love, kindness, and possibilities for all of you, thank you, xoxtéa,” the blonde bombshell wrote. Similar to the replies Sara got, others also gave Tea backlash for leaving.One Twitter user took to the comments to suggest the 56-year-old should stay to add balance to the app. “If you leave they win. It’s that simple. Leaving a platform condemns it to being overtaken by everything you named. And now you aren’t even going to attempt to balance it. And that is indeed very sad,” the online critic said.