Celebrities are starting to leave Twitter. Here’s a running list.

TV powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, “Madam Secretary” actor Téa Leoni and others in the entertainment world say they’re dropping the platform after Elon Musk’s takeover.

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter has some in Hollywood heading for the exit.

“Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and others in the entertainment industry say they plan to quit the platform now that it is owned by Musk, a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist” who has vowed to make sweeping changes — including potentially reversing the ban on former President Donald Trump.

“Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,” Rhimes tweeted to her nearly 2 million Twitter followers Saturday afternoon, two days after Musk closed his $44 billion deal to purchase the service.

Here’s a running list of other folks from the overlapping worlds of television, movies, music and sports who say they plan to leave.

Sara Bareilles
The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter tweeted to her nearly 3 million followers Sunday: “Welp. It’s been fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on the other platforms, peeps.

“Sorry, this one’s just not for me,” Bareilles added, capping her post with heart and prayer-hands emojis.

Toni Braxton
In a tweet to her nearly 2 million followers Friday, the Grammy-winning R&B star decried the content she said she had seen on Twitter since Musk’s takeover, writing in part: “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,” Braxton added, using an initialism for people of color.

Mick Foley
Foley, a retired professional wrestler and actor, said in a post on his public, verified Facebook page that he is taking a “break” from Twitter “since the new ownership — and the misinformation and hate it seems to be encouraging — has my stomach in a knot.”

“I really do enjoy connecting with all of you on social media, but it can get overwhelming sometimes. I think I’ll be back on in a few weeks, but in the meantime, I will continue to post on Facebook and Instagram,” Foley wrote Friday. “I hope all of you will be kind to one another.

“Please vote if you can too — our democracy seems to be hanging on by a thread,” he added. (Foley’s Twitter account appears to have been deactivated.)

Whoopi Goldberg
Goldberg, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning co-host of “The View,” announced on the ABC talk show Monday that she is “done with Twitter” for the time being.

“I’m going to get out, and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable maybe I’ll come back,” Goldberg said on the show.

Goldberg’s account appeared to be deactivated as of Monday afternoon. Goldberg’s publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Gigi Hadid
The model deactivated her Twitter account on Friday and explained her decision in a post on Instagram, writing in part that the social media platform was “becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry.”

“I can’t say it’s a safe place for anyone, not a social platform that will do more good than harm,” Hadid wrote on Instagram.

Brian Koppelman
Koppelman, a co-creator of the Showtime dramas “Billions” and “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” recently tweeted: “Y’all’s, for real, come find me over on instagram and the tok. Gonna really try to take a breather from here for a minute or a month come deal close time.”

The screenwriter and producer has since locked his tweets, meaning only approved followers can see what he posts.

 

Erik Larsen
Larsen, a comic book creator and artist best known for “The Amazing Spider-Man,” reportedly tweeted in April that “the day Elon Musk buys Twitter is the day I delete my account and leave Twitter.”

Larsen’s handle, @ErikJLarsen, appeared to have been deactivated Monday.

Related Posts

A farmer found black eggs and when THIS hatched he was seriously scared!

American farmer John owns a vast piece of land that includes his cozy home, a vibrant vegetable garden, and a flourishing orchard. Right next to his house,…

Coach Was Furious When His Players Disrespected National Anthem, So He Does THIS To Teach Them A Lesson!

Rude players showed disrespect during the National Anthem. Now watch what the coach does This is how you coach basketball. It begins before you even touch the…

He Puts a Ring from a Tree Trunk on a Record Player. This Is the Most Extraordinary Sound of Nature I Have Ever Heard.

So much beauty surrounds us in nature, from the animal kingdom to the plant kingdom. People are most appreciative of what they see in nature, but not…

Waitress gets ‘$0’ tip on ‘$187’ bill, turns heads after making Facebook post ,in response.

If you choose to enter the restaurant industry, particularly as a waiter or waitress, you should be aware of the challenges that come with it. These include…

A Father’s Incredible Journey: Reuniting with His Long-Lost Son

Daniel’s journey is a poignant reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the enduring power of love. From the depths of heartbreak to the heights…

The “Boy Scouts” have lost fourteen sponsors just since the announcement of changing their name.

The “Boy Scouts” have lost fourteen sponsors just since the announcement of changing their name. The “Boy Scouts” have lost fourteen sponsors just since the announcement of…