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Elton John became the latest celebrity to leave Twitter, following Elon Musk’s takeover of the platform.
The 75-year-old "Rocket Man" artist announced his exit on Friday, Dec. 9, telling his 1.1 million Twitter followers: “All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world.”
He added: “I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.”
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Jim Carrey bid farewell to Twitter by sharing a brief animated cartoon. “I’m leaving Twitter, but 1st here’s a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward,” he wrote.
“It’s based on my painting of a crazy old Lighthouse Keeper, standing naked in a storm, summoning the angels and shining his lamp to guide us through a treacherous night,” Carrey added.
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Rocker Jack White has bailed on Twitter after new owner Elon Musk reinstated Donald Trump's account.
"So you gave Trump his Twitter platform back. Absolutely disgusting, Elon. That is officially an a**hole move," White wrote in an open letter to Musk he posted on Instagram. "You intend to give platforms to known liars and wash your hands like pontius pilate and claim no responsibility?"
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The voice of Marcel the Shell, Jenny Slate bade farewell to Twitter in an Instagram post.
"Bye! Fyi, if someone says they are me...they are not," Slate. "Unless it's me. But I'm not there anymore so it's not me just to be really clear."
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is through with Twitter.
"I'm about to depart. We don't need the arrogance of the billionaire class to feel like they can just come in and solve everything," he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "Even without him involved, I just find that it has become such a toxic environment. For my mental health, I need to tune out. I don't feel good being there anymore."
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Broadway, film and television star Laura Benanti is among the many celebrity Twitter quitters.
In a since-deleted tweet, she wrote "f**k you forever" to Twitter's new owner, telling her followers that she'll continue to post on Instagram.
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TV producer David Simon — creator of series including "The Wire", "Treme" and "The Deuce" — has bid farewell to Twitter.
"Not for eight dollars or eight cents," he wrote in his final tweet, referencing Twitter's controversial new verification fee. "No more free content for a platform that, while already vulnerable, is being tailored for organized disinformation and anti-Semitic/racist provocation. To stay is unethical. F**k Elon Musk; the technobrat can choke on his new toy."
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Former WWE star Mick Foley, a.k.a. Mankind, issued a message to his fans — via Facebook.
"I decided I needed a @twitter break, since the new ownership - and the misinformation and hate it seems to be encouraging - has my stomach in a knot," he wrote.
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Ken Olin, "This is Us" director and one-time "Thirtysomething" star, declared, "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. 💙"
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Singer-songwriter Liz Phair deactivated her Twitter account after issuing one final tweet.
"And the band played on… for not much longer. I'm feeling the deck quaking, so I will add my thanks to each and every one of you for the laughs, the learning, the love, the connection and the inspiration. A wonderful experience overall. Timing tbd," she wrote.
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Hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger of "Miracle on the Hudson" fame issued his final tweet.
"To my friends on Twitter, I will be taking a step back from the platform for now," he wrote. "Connect with me on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram to stay informed and hear my latest personal and professional updates."
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The TV personality announced that she’s departing the platform during the Nov. 7 episode of “The View” due to the recent layoffs and fellow TV personality and comedian Kathy Griffin’s suspension from Twitter after she impersonated Musk.
“I’m getting off today, because I just feel like it’s so messy. I’m tired of now having had certain kinds of attitude blocked and now they’re back on, and I’m just going to get out,” she said before deactivating her account. “If it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back, but as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter.”
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The comedian continued to troll Musk after Twitter banned her for mocking the business magnate’s acquisition of the platform by changing her original Twitter name to “Elon Musk.” She resurfaced on the platform by logging into her late mother Maggie’s account — which she always ran for her “My Life on the D-List” co-star and kept after her death — sharing a post that read: “I’m tweeting from my dead mother’s account. She would not mind.”
Musk then made a witty remark that Griffin was suspended for “impersonating a comedian,” to which she replied, “I mean…you stole that joke, you a**hole. People have been posting that joke for hours, you hack,” then demanded he “do a better job running this company,” adding, “It used to mean something.”
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The supermodel took to her Instagram account to inform her 76+ million followers that she actually deactivated her Twitter account due to its “new leadership”, calling it a "cesspool of hate and bigotry."
She apologized to her fans for leaving the platform, stating, "Only sorry to the fans, who I have loved connecting with for a decade via Twitter – but I can't say it's a safe place for anyone – nor a social platform that will do more good than harm."
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The “Grey’s Anatomy” TV screenwriter and producer revealed she’s leaving the platform in a tweet that read: “Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.”
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The actress and Musk’s ex-girlfriend has seemingly deleted her account as it does not appear on the platform. Although she is still active on Facebook and Instagram, Heard has yet to share a statement on why she left Twitter.
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The R&B singer is “shocked and appalled at some of the ‘free speech’” she’s seen on Twitter “since its acquisition.”
“Hate speech under the veil of ‘free speech’ is unacceptable,” Braxton tweeted. “Therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons and other POC.”
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The “She Hulk” and “Good Place” actress shared that she decided to quit the platform, tweeting: "Ah, he got twitter. I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet," alongside a series of photos of her dog. "Just really any excuse to show pics of Barold."
"I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny," Jamil added. "Best of luck."
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The “Hellboy” star appears to have quit after tweeting, “Welcome Elon, you little b***h you. And twitter out…..”
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While Twitter has “been fun” for the singer, she tweeted: “Welp… I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s just not for me.”
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The author tweeted, “$20 a month to keep my blue check? F**k that, they should pay me. If that gets instituted, I’m gone like Enron.”
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The “Reacher” and “Titans” star informed his Instagram followers that he would be deleting his Twitter account and sure enough, his account no longer exists.
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Before deactivating her Twitter account, the “Madam Secretary” alum told her followers: “Hi everyone. I’m coming off Twitter today—let’s see where we are when the dust settles. Today the dust has revealed too much hate, too much in the wrong direction. Love, kindness, and possibilities for all of you, thank you, xox téa.”
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The “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” star took to Instagram to reveal he left Twitter.
He shared a screenshot of one of Musk’s tweets that read: “Comedy is now legal on Twitter,” captioning the post “RIP Twitter.”
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The “Star Trek” actress also reportedly took to Twitter to announce her exit before leaving the platform.
“I’m sorry but I cannot be a part of anything owned by #ELONMUSK and his cabal of deplorable’s. I’ll stay on for a couple of days so that we can say goodbye but after that I’m gone,” she tweeted on Oct. 28. Her account has since been deleted.