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Celebrities are quitting Twitter after Elon Musk’s acquisition; Here’s the list

Celebrities are starting to leave Twitter.

Some Hollywood actors are leaving the industry in response to Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter.

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and other members of the entertainment sector claim they will leave the platform now that it is owned by Elon Musk, a self-described “free speech absolutist” who has vowed to make significant changes, possibly including lifting the ban on former President Donald Trump.

“not waiting around to see what Elon has in store. Bye, “Rhimes wrote on Sunday evening to her roughly 2 million Twitter followers, two days after Musk concluded his $44 billion bid to acquire the site.


Here is a list of further people who have stated their intention to quit the interconnected worlds of television, film, music, and sports.

Sara Bareilles

The roughly 3 million followers of the Grammy-winning musician received the following tweets on Sunday: “Welp. Twitter has been enjoyable. I’m out. People, I’ll see you on the other platforms.


Bareilles concluded her post with the words “Sorry, this one’s simply not for me” and the emojis for the heart and the praying hands.

Toni Braxton

The Grammy-winning R&B singer criticized the material she claimed to have seen on Twitter after Musk took control in a tweet to her almost 2 million followers on Friday, saying in part: “Since this platform was acquired, I’ve seen some “free speech” that has astonished and sickened me.


Using the initialism for people of color, Braxton said, “Hate speech under the guise of ‘free expression is unacceptable; hence, I am opting to remain off Twitter since it is no longer a safe environment for myself, my boys, and other POC.

Tom Foley

The actor and former professional wrestler Foley said in a post on his open, verified Facebook profile that he is taking a “vacation” from Twitter because “the new ownership — and the disinformation and hatred it appears to be fostering — has my gut in a knot.”

“I really love communicating with every one of you online, but sometimes it may be too much. Though I anticipate returning in a few weeks, I’ll still post on Facebook and Instagram throughout that period “Foley wrote on Friday. “I hope that everyone will treat one another with respect.

Our democracy appears to be hanging on by a thread, so please vote if you are able to. (It looks that Foley’s Twitter account has been shut off.)

Brian Koppelman

A recent tweet from Koppelman, co-creator of the Showtime series “Billions” and the documentary “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” reads: “For real, y’all, come find me on Instagram and the Tok. Come deal closing time, I’m going to make a sincere effort to take a break from here for a minute or a month.”

Since then, the writer and producer has restricted access to his Twitter feed, allowing only verified followers to read his messages.

Erik Larsen

The Amazing Spider-Man comic book author and illustrator Larsen allegedly said in a tweet in April that “the day Elon Musk acquires Twitter is the day I cancel my account and quit Twitter.”

On Monday, Larsen’s account, @ErikJLarsen, looked to be inactive.

Larsen said he is done with Twitter in an email. “Yes, I went out. I vowed to quit if Musk acquired Twitter. Musk purchased Twitter “said he. “I thus had no option. The action merely gave the worst users more confidence. The creeps, bigots, and “patriots” are all back in action.”

I don’t regret anything,” he continued.

Tomás Leoni

For her role in the CBS political drama “Madam Secretary,” actress Leoni is best known. On Saturday, she tweeted the following to her nearly 124,000 followers: “Hello to everybody. Let’s check in after I leave Twitter today to see where we are.

Leoni said, “Today’s dust has shown too much hatred, too much in the wrong way. “For all of you, love, compassion, and potential.”

Thomas Morrison

The takeover by Musk led Morrison, a comic book designer and artist who has contributed to “The Simpsons” media universe initiatives, to delete his Twitter account, which he acknowledged in a statement on LinkedIn.

Morrison added, “I considered waiting to see whether he restored Trump’s account, but I ultimately determined that there were enough reasons to quit even in the absence of a Trump comeback.

Ken Olin


Olin, who is also an executive producer of the NBC drama “This Is Us” and a former cast member of the ABC drama “Thirtysomething,” tweeted to his approximately 293,000 followers that he is “out of here.” He then appealed for compassion and harmony.

Marina Sirtis

After Musk took control of the site, Sirtis, an actress well known for portraying Deanna Troi in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” canceled her account and left it, her representative said in an email.

On Friday, the actor threatened to depart in a tweet, writing: “Sorry, but I’m unable to participate in anything run by #ELONMUSK and his gang of despicable. I’ll remain for a few days so we can say our last goodbyes, but then I’m gone.”

Alex Winter

After Musk’s purchase, Winter, an actor, and director best known for costarring with Keanu Reeves as Bill in the “Bill & Ted” movie series, deactivated his Twitter account. His website bio now has the phrase “Not here” and a link to his Instagram account.

Winter said in an email that once Elon Musk took control of Twitter, the social media site became less regulated and more open to hate speech, targeted assaults, and the propagation of misinformation. “Many of us will return if Twitter becomes again a publicly traded corporation governed by sane individuals.”

Source: NBC News

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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