Sara Bareilles revealed she was leaving Twitter amid Hollywood backlash following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform simply days earlier than.
“Welp. It’s been enjoyable Twitter. I’m out,” the Grammy award-winning artist wrote Sunday morning. “See you on different platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s simply not for me.”
Bareilles joined a refrain of celebrities leaving Twitter following the SpaceX billionaire lastly buying the location and changing into CEO after finalizing a $44 billion takeover Thursday.
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Bareilles, identified for her 2007 debut hit “Love Music” and writing Broadway’s adaptation of “Waitress,” joined a number of energy gamers leaving the location.
The Tesla CEO lastly closed his acquisition of Twitter Thursday, and below the settlement, took the corporate non-public at $54.20 per share.
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Shonda Rhimes, the creator and author of “Gray’s Anatomy” and its spin-off “Non-public Observe,” tweeted, “Not hanging round for no matter Elon has deliberate. Bye.”
“That is Us” director and director Ken Olin tweeted, “Hey all, I’m out of right here. No judgement. Let’s preserve the religion. Let’s defend our democracy. Let’s attempt to be kinder. Let’s attempt to save the planet. Let’s attempt to be extra beneficiant. Let’s look to search out peace on this planet.”
Rob Reiner inspired individuals to remain on the platform and proceed tweeting as November elections loom.
“For individuals who are combating to protect our Constitutional Democracy, now will not be the time to go away Twitter,” he wrote. “Now could be the time to VOTE BLUE!”
“She Hulk” star Jameela Jamil left Twitter in April when Elon started discussing the takeover, solely to return once more in July after he reportedly pulled out of the deal.
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Others begged for Musk to try who he was permitting again on to the location after Ye, beforehand often known as Kanye West, was reinstated on Twitter following controversial statements made on the location.
“Ye’s account was restored by Twitter earlier than the acquisition. They didn’t seek the advice of with or inform me,” Musk stated in a tweet after a person tweeted to him, “So why did you restore already Kanye West’s account? Twitter shouldn’t be a platform to spew racism and antisemitism.”
“Pricey Elon Musk. Some free recommendation from the world’s consigliere. You’ll be making the most important mistake of your life when you put Adolf Hitler again on the simplest technique of communication within the trendy world. The type of mistake you’ll by no means, ever be forgiven for,” “Sopranos” actor and E Road Band guitarist “Little Steven” Van Zandt tweeted, seemingly referring to Donald Trump who was banned in January 2021.
Lebron James additionally shared a number of phrases of knowledge following a report of a dramatic rise in the usage of racial slurs on the location.
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“I don’t know Elon Musk and, tbh, I might care much less who owns Twitter,” he tweeted Saturday. “However I’ll say that if that is true, I hope he and his individuals take this very significantly as a result of that is scary AF. So many d–n unfit individuals saying hate speech is free speech.”
Musk stated he purchased Twitter to “attempt to assist humanity, whom I really like,” whereas recognizing that the location “can’t develop into a free-for-all hellscape.”
“The rationale I acquired Twitter is as a result of you will need to the way forward for civilization to have a typical digital city sq., the place a variety of beliefs might be debated in a wholesome method, with out resorting to violence,” Musk tweeted Thursday. “There may be at the moment nice hazard that social media will splinter into far proper wing and much left wing echo chambers that generate extra hate and divide our society.”