Supermodel Gigi Hadid, producer Shonda Rhimes, singer Toni Braxton, comic book creator Eric Larsen and actress Téa Leoni all followed host and comedian Whoopi Goldberg in deciding to close their Twitter account. 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 that The View shared on said social network with the mention “From tonight, @whoopigoldberg is done with Twitter”. All this, followed by the video extract of his announcement on the show. “I will leave and if it calms down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I will come back. »
Shonda Rhimes, the producer and creator of numerous TV series including Grey's Anatomy, had already tweeted on October 29:
“I don't I won't hang around to see what Elon Musk has planned. Goodbye! “, she wrote.
Singer Toni Braxton also posted a lengthy tweet to her 2 million followers saying she was “shocked and appalled at 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 Twitter, as it is no longer a safe space for me, my sons, and other POCs (*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 his 3 million Twitter followers “This has 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 the step leaving the social network created in March 2006.