The nation’s high-profile artists appear to be hopelessly trapped in the illusion that where they decided to air their own political thoughts about politics is of the remotest importance to us commoners and laypeople, as the flight of left-wing celebrities on Twitter continues.
By virtue of my hazy familiarity with who they are and what they’re known for, Shonda Rhimes, Gigi Hadid, and Amber Heard topped the list of names of those swept up in the mass exit, with Whoopi Goldberg and Toni Braxton acting as arguably the most well-known of the cranky guests.
A number of B- to D-list entertainers, including actors, playwrights, and stage performers, join these relatively well-known individuals. Most of these individuals I’ve never heard of before and all seem to have an exaggerated sense of their significance on the platform.
Of course, Elon Musk, the provocateur and billionaire who recently acquired Twitter, is to blame for the tech outbursts. Elon Musk recently gave Twitter users the chance to vote on whether or not to reinstate former president Donald Trump’s account after it was permanently suspended following the Capitol Incursion on January 6, 2021.
Reinstate former President Trump
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
Trump hasn’t tweeted on the platform yet because he’s devoted to his alternative social media network, Truth Social, but many leftists, especially the wealthy and (somewhat) famous, seem to find the mere restoration of his infamous account to be too much to bear.
The most recent list was recently compiled by Business Insider, with Shonda Rhimes at the top and others on it including Sara Bareilles, Ken Olin, Téa Leoni (oh, I remember her! ), Brian Koppelman, and Mick Foley, a former professional wrestler.
Many users announced their intentions to leave the network via accounts that look to be fully functioning, which was wise because doing so would hardly qualify as virtue-signaling:
Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 29, 2022
Welp. It’s been fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s just not for me. ❤️🙏🏼
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) October 30, 2022
Hey all –
I’m out of here. No judgement.
Let’s keep the faith.
Let’s protect our democracy.
Let’s try to be kinder.
Let’s try to save the planet.
Let’s try to be more generous.
Let’s look to find peace in the world.
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) October 28, 2022
I'm shocked and appalled at some of the "free speech" I've seen on this platform since its acquisition. Hate speech under the veil of "free speech" is unacceptable; therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons and other POC.
— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) October 29, 2022
To my friends on Twitter, I will be taking a step back from the platform for now.
Connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to stay informed and hear my latest personal and professional updates.
— Sully Sullenberger (@Captsully) November 9, 2022
To be fair, a few famous people did indeed stop using Twitter, as reported by Business Insider: Jack White posted a letter to Elon Musk on Instagram, which is still securely controlled by the liberal technocrats at Meta. Gigi Hadid made care to inform her Instagram followers that she had canceled her account, and Amber Heard, who for a short while dated Musk, deleted hers.
Take that, free speech purists! Koppelman politely changed his account’s privacy setting, and Erik Larsen canceled his account after declaring in April that this was the route he would take if Musk successfully closed the deal to buy Twitter.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Singer Liz Phair and actors David Dastmalchian and Jenny Slate deactivated their accounts, too.
And … life goes on.
There’s plenty to say about whether or not Musk’s takeover of Twitter will produce any fruit and what a future with an activated @RealDonaldTrump will hold for America and the world, but one thing’s certain: Pretty much nothing changed by these celebrities leaving the platform in a huff. CONTINUE READING…