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Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg announced her plan to quit Twitter after Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform.
Goldberg, who has a long history of incendiary and anti-Semitic comments, doesn’t feel “comfortable” with Musk’s vision for the company.
“So it has been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter and the place, it’s a mess,” she claimed. “He also suspended Kathy Griffin for impersonating him on a parody account, which has started a FreeKathy hashtag to trend.”
Whoopi Goldberg: "As of tonight, I'm done with Twitter." pic.twitter.com/K361od3mdg
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“I’m — I’m getting off,” she continued. “I’m getting off today because I just feel like, you know, it’s so messy.”
“I’m going to get out, and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back,” she said. “But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter.”
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“Some speech is not OK free speech,” she said of the debate over what constitutes protected speech. “You know what? This is our problem, but it ain’t my problem today, because I’m out.”
Goldberg rarely tweets, but the acclaimed actress and entertainer still has over 1 million followers.
“To everyone, Thanks for everything!” she wrote on Monday after the show. “Until we meet again! Love, Whoop.”
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Co-host Sunny Hostin said a lot of people felt this way about Twitter since Musk had taken over. Hostin said, “you’ve got this Elon Musk turning it into something that it was never intended to be. It’s going to be the public square. Well I don’t want to be part of that public square, but I also don’t want to miss the valuable information that can be put on there.”
Celebrities such as Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Greys Anatomy,” as well as singer Sara Bareilles have said they plan to leave the platform due to Musk’s new ownership.