Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition has something to do with Hollywood exits.
“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and others in the entertainment industry say they plan to leave the platform now that it’s owned by Musk, a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” who has vowed to make sweeping changes — including possibly overturning the ban. On former President Donald Trump.
“Don’t stick around for whatever Elon has planned. Goodbye,” Reems said Tweeted to his nearly 2 million Twitter followers Saturday afternoon, two days after Musk closed a $44 billion deal to buy the service.
Here’s a running list of other people from the overlapping worlds of television, movies, music and sports who say they plan to quit.
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Tweeted To his nearly 3 million followers Sunday: “Welp. This is so fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps.
“Sorry, this just isn’t for me,” Bareilles added, capping her post with heart and praying hands emojis.
In a tweet to her nearly 2 million followers on Friday, the Grammy-winning R&B star denied content she said she saw on Twitter after Musk’s takeover. Write in part: “I am shocked and appalled at some of the ‘free speech’ I have seen on this platform since its acquisition.
Hate speech is unacceptable under the guise of “free speech”; So I’m choosing to stay off Twitter because it’s no longer a safe place for me, my sons, and other POC,” Braxton added, using the initiative for people of color. .
Foley, a retired professional wrestler and actor, said in a post on his public, verified Facebook page that he was taking a “break” from Twitter “since the new ownership — and the misinformation and hate it’s fueled.” Looks like – my stomach is in a knot.”
“I really enjoy connecting with you all on social media, but it can be overwhelming at times. I think I’ll be back in a few weeks, but in the meantime, I’ll continue to post on Facebook and Instagram. ,” Foley wrote Friday. “I hope you will all be kind to each other.
“Please vote if you can – our democracy seems to be hanging by a thread,” he added. (Foley’s Twitter account appears to be inactive.)
Koppelman, co-creator of the Showtime dramas “Billions” and “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” recently tweeted: “Y’all’s, seriously, let’s try to find me on Instagram and Talk. From here Breathing time approaches for a minute or a month.
Is a screenwriter and producer He has since stopped tweetingmeaning only approved followers can see what he posts.
Larson, a comic book creator and artist best known for “The Amazing Spider-Man,” reportedly tweeted in April that “the day Elon Musk buys Twitter is the day I delete my account and leave Twitter.” .”
Larson’s hand@ErikJLarsen, appears to have been disabled on Monday.
In an email, Larson confirmed that he is done with Twitter.
“Yes, I quit. I said I would quit if Musk bought Twitter. Musk bought Twitter,” he said. “So, I had no choice. This move only encourages these very toxic users. The racists, ‘patriots’ and creeps are back in full force.”
“I have no regrets,” he added.
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Leonie, an actress best known for starring in the CBS political drama “Madam Secretary.” Tweeted To his nearly 124,000 followers on Saturday: “Hello everyone. I’m coming off Twitter today – let’s see where we are when the dust settles.
“Today Matt has shown a lot of hate, a lot in the wrong direction,” Leoni added. “Love, gratitude, and hope for you all.”
Morrison, a comic book artist and illustrator who has worked on projects in “The Simpsons” media universe, confirmed in a message on LinkedIn that he He deactivated his Twitter account Accounts due to the possession of musk.
“I thought I’d wait to see if he reinstated Trump’s account, but decided there were plenty of reasons to be absent from Trump’s return,” Morrison said.
Olin is an executive producer of the NBC show “This is Us” and a former star of the ABC drama series “Threatsomething.” Tweeted To his nearly 293,000 followers, he is “out of here.” After that he asked for mercy and peace.
Certice, an actress best known for playing Dinah Troy in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” deactivated her account and left the platform after Musk took over, her publicist confirmed in an email. .
The actor vowed to quit in a tweet on Friday, writing: “I’m sorry but I can’t be a part of anything owned by #ELONMUSK and his cabal of deplorables. I’ll be there for a few days.” So we can say goodbye but after that I’m leaving.
Winter, an actor and filmmaker best known for playing Bill in the “Bill & Ted” film series alongside Keanu Reeves, locked his Twitter account shortly after Musk’s acquisition. his Site bio Now says “not here” and links to his Instagram profile.
“Elon Musk taking over Twitter and making it a private company with little oversight immediately made the platform vulnerable to hate speech, targeted attacks, and the spread of misinformation,” Winter said in an email. “If Twitter becomes a public company run by rational actors, many of us will come back.”
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