It’s not exactly moving to Canada to protest an election result, but Whoopi Goldberg became the latest celebrity to flee Twitter in the aftermath of billionaire Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform.
On Monday’s “The View,” the actress called the social media platform a “mess” and told the audience that she had deleted her account. Goldberg declared that in just a week Twitter had gone downhill, so she bailed on her 1.6 million followers.
Musk instituted quick changes in the company, from firing roughly half of its workers on Friday to debuting a new $8-per-month Twitter Blue subscription necessary for account verification.
Goldberg claimed that she was already uncomfortable with there being “certain kinds of attitudes” that were previously blocked now back on the platform. She said that if it “settles down enough,” she might go back.
Her initial complaint came when comedian Kathy Griffin was suspended for using a different account to mock Musk.
Goldberg’s co-host Ana Navarro accused the entrepreneur of sowing drama since assuming control. Her criticism extended to the amount in which the owner of Twitter posts tweets and called it “insane.”
Goldberg joined other big names, including supermodel Gigi Hadid, in deleting her account. Hadid said after Musk’s completion of the deal that it became a “cesspool of hate and bigotry.”
Whoopi Goldberg: "As of tonight, I'm done with Twitter." pic.twitter.com/K361od3mdg
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The model’s 10.5 million followers will have to find her somewhere else. She further explained that she doesn’t know if “it’s a safe place for anyone” and if it will do “more good than harm.”
Others following suit include “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Bridgerton” creator Shonda Rhimes, who had 1.9 million followers before walking away. She simply said she’s “not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned.”
Singer Toni Braxton likewise pulled the plug on her account and its 1.8 million followers. Echoing Hadid’s worries over a “safe space,” the entertainer accused the platform of no longer being a refuge “for myself, my sons, and other POC.”
Since there have been exactly zero moderation changes after Musk’s acquisition, these celebrities running for the virtual hills seems premature. It is likely that they are responding to what leftists say will happen, rather than what actually has. Still, Twitter is suddenly a more attractive place.