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Here Are All the Celebrities Leaving Twitter Following Elon Musk’s Takeover of the Company

A number of celebrities have quit Twitter in protest of its takeover by tech billionaire and free-speech advocate Elon Musk, but other liberals have pledged to stay and #resist.

SO WHAT

Leaving Twitter is the new moving to Canada.

THE CELEBS

Since taking over Twitter on Thursday, Musk has reportedly disbanded the company’s board of directors, initiated plans to layoff 25% of the company’s workforce and will begin charging verified users $20 a month to keep their blue checkmarks.

  • In a statement to advertisers last week Musk promised not to turn the platform into a “free-for-all hellscape,” but a wave of liberal celebrities aren’t sticking around to find out whether he’ll make good on his pledge.

Stephen King, best-selling horror author

Shonda Rimes, creator of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Ken Olin, TV actor and director

Sara Bareilles, singer-songwriter

Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf the snowman in Disney’s “Frozen” film franchise

Brian Koppelman, “Billions” showrunner

 

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Jameela Jamil, actress

After quitting Twitter in April amid Musk’s announcement that he was planning to takeover the company, Jamil returned in July when the deal appeared to have fallen through.

ON THE OTHER HAND

Some celebrities, like actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner, have urged fellow liberals to remain on Twitter in the name of “democracy.”

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