‘I’M OUT’: Whoopi Goldberg announces she’s ditching Twitter over Elon Musk
View host Whoopi Goldberg said on Monday she plans to leave Twitter after taking over from billionaire Elon Musk, but may return if she feels comfortable.
“So, it’s been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter, and this place is in shambles… He also suspended Kathy Griffin for impersonating her on a parody account that started the FreeKathi hashtag trend. I – I’m coming down. I’m coming today because I feel so messy,” said Goldberg.
Goldberg said he was fed up with “views” that were blocked and are now returning to the site.
“I’ll go out and maybe come back if I calm down and become more comfortable,” he said. “But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter.”
“Some speech is not free speech,” he said of the debate about what is shielded speech. “You know what? It’s our problem, but it’s not my problem today because I don’t exist.”
Goldberg rarely tweets, but the famous actress and entertainer still has over a million followers.
“Everybody, thanks for everything!” He wrote it Monday after the show. “Until we meet again! Love, Whoop.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin said a lot of people have felt this way about Twitter since Musk took over. “You have Elon Musk who made it into something that should never have been. It’s going to be a public square. Well, I don’t want to be a part of that public square, but I also don’t want to be part of that public square,” said Hostin. I don’t want to miss out on valuable information that exists, I can put it there.”
Celebrities such as “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and singer Sara Bareilles said they plan to leave the platform due to Musk being the new owner.
“He said he was going to buy it for the first time, you know, wanted to remove bots and anonymity, but the thing is, I think this was short-sighted because I think this new fee for blue verified will make it easier – you’re going to pay to get it, for your verification?” said assistant director Sarah Haynes. “People will be able to imitate themselves better.
“As for Elon Musk, I don’t understand how this guy can manage Twitter when he can’t even get himself off Twitter.” He creates drama there every day. “Madness,” he said.
On Monday, Musk tweeted that he was proposing to vote for a Republican Congress.
“To independent voters: Shared power thwarts the worst extremes of either side, so given that the Presidency is Democratic, I suggest voting for a Republican Congress,” Musk said.