Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has already led to some major upheavals in the company. Musk called himself “Tweet Master,” fired senior executives and shared plans to change the platform’s current content moderation and bans. Many fear the changes will allow hate speech and inappropriate content on the platform, and several celebrities and high-profile figures have vowed to quit as a result.

Musk first announced his plan to buy the company in April. At the time, actor and activist Jamila Jamil, activist Sean King, comic book writer Erik Larsen, wrestler Mick Foley and others said they would no longer use Twitter if he bought it. The $44 billion sale Go through at the end of October.

Now that Musk is officially in control, more stars have become critical of him and made the same pledge to leave, while others appear to be on the fence.

Shonda Rhimes

“I’m not going to hang around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,” the screenwriter and producer tweeted two days after Musk officially bought the company. She hasn’t tweeted since.

Sarah Bareilles

The singer said she was leaving the platform in a tweet on October 30. “Hello. It was fun on Twitter. I’m going out. See you in other platforms, take a peek. Sorry, this one just isn’t for me.” she wrote. She hasn’t tweeted since.

Toni Braxton

The singer said she was horrified by the changes she saw after Musk acquired the company and vowed to stay away from it. “I am shocked and appalled at some of the ‘free speech’ I see on this platform since its acquisition. Hate speech under the veil of “freedom of speech” is unacceptable; so I choose to stay away from Twitter as it is no longer a safe place for me, my sons and other POC.” she wrote.

Alex Winter

The “Bill and Ted” actor said he would be leaving the platform and kept his promise – his account is no longer active. His last tweet was a meme about Musk taking over the platform, According to The Hollywood Reporter.

Brian Koppelman

The “Billions” showrunner tweeted that he would be “taking a breather” from Twitter, then made his account private. In his latest tweet, he instructed fans to find him on Instagram and TikTok, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ken Olin

The actor, director and producer tweeted for his departure from the platform on October 28. “Hello everyone – I’m leaving. No judgement. Let’s keep the faith. Let’s protect our democracy. Let’s try to be better. Let’s try to save the planet. be more generous. Let’s try to find peace in the world,” he wrote.

In a previous tweet, he said he would use Tribal Social, an alternative to Twitter. “I have to give up on this Musk machine soon,” Olin said. The platform is advertised as being free of hate and “fake news”.

Mick Foley

The wrestler said in April that he would consider leaving Twitter. “I will be seriously considering leaving Twitter for good in the near future,” he wrote. “I don’t have a good feeling about where this platform is going.” As of October 31, his Twitter account has been disabled.

Eric Larson

The comic book writer, who worked on The Amazing Spider-Man series in the 1990s, vowed early in the acquisition process from Musk to delete his Twitter account if the billionaire managed to buy the company. It seems Larsen left the platform from the purchase.

Jamila Jamil

The actor first said he was leaving Twitter in April. “One good thing about Elon buying Twitter is that I will *FINALLY* go away and stop being a total menace to society here. So this is truly a win for all of you,” she tweeted. She has been tweeting ever since, and her last tweet was from October 26 – one day before Musk officially bought the company. It’s unclear if he’ll return, but if he keeps his promise, he won’t return to the platform while Musk controls it.

Rob Reiner

The director urged people not to leave the stand. “For those fighting to preserve our constitutional democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter.” he tweeted on the day after acquisition. He’s been tweeting ever since, mainly to promote the upcoming November 8 midterm elections.

Amy Siskind

The activist and author tweeted in April that she’s sitting with her thoughts and watching, but hasn’t decided whether she’ll stay on the platform.

“This platform seems to be dying,” she tweeted on October 29. “If you’re leaving, you can also find my content on Facebook. I have built an active, moderated community there.”

Shaun King

The activist left Twitter in April but returned hours later. However, his account is now private.

Josh Gad

The actor said he is not sure if he will stay on Twitter. “There is a big exodus happening on this platform. I’m not sure if I’ll stay or not.” he tweeted on October 28. “I’m inclined to stay, but if today is a sign of things to come, I’m not sure what the point is. Freedom of speech is great. Hate speech intended to incite harm (without consequence) is not what I signed up for.” He has since tweeted several times.



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