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Hollywood stars quit Twitter

Hollywood stars quit Twitter

Supermodel Gigi Hadid, producer Shonda Rhimes, singer Toni Braxton, comic book creator Eric Larsen and actress Téa Leoni have all followed host and comedian Whoopi Goldberg in deciding to shut down their Twitter accounts. This after the announcement of the acquisition of the platform by Elon Musk.

Whoopi Goldberg announced on Monday on her show The View that she was leaving Twitter. A decision shared View on said social network with the mention “As of tonight, @whoopigoldberg is done with Twitter”. All this, followed by the video clip of his announcement on the show. “I’m going to leave and if it calms down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back.”

Shonda Rhimes, the producer and creator of numerous TV series including Grey’s Anatomy, had already tweeted on October 29:

“I will not hang around here to see what Elon Musk has planned. Goodbye! “, she had written.

Singer Toni Braxton also posted a lengthy tweet to her 2 million followers saying she was “shocked and appalled by some of the ‘free speech’ she’s seen on Twitter since her acquisition.

“Hate speech under the veil of ‘freedom of expression’ is unacceptable; therefore, I choose to stay off of Twitter, as it is no longer a safe space for me, my sons and other POC (*people of color).”

Model Gigi Hadid also deactivated her Twitter account last Friday. She explained her decision on her Instagram account, stating that Twitter was becoming more and more “filled with hate and bigotry”. “I can’t say it’s a safe place for anyone, or a social platform that will do more good than harm.”

American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles tweeted to her 3 million Twitter followers “It’s been fun Twitter. Sorry, this one just isn’t for me. »

It will be interesting to know if other American stars will lend themselves to the same exercise and if those from Quebec will follow suit by leaving the social network created in March 2006.



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