Among those who believed King had walked away for good was the eldest son of the former President Donald Trump, who celebrated his absence.
Unfortunately for Trump Jr., the controversial civil rights activist swiftly returned to the app to put a pin in his bubble and clap back at his comment over his security-related exit.
Activist Shaun King Rebuts Donald Trump Jr. Amid Twitter Return
On Tuesday, April 26, King took to his Instagram page to break the news that he is back on Twitter. He also shared a screenshot of his Twitter profile with his followers.
The journalist’s header showed a tweet from Jack Posobiec, who announced that King had deleted his account while Trump Jr. appeared to be delighted by the news.
The son of the 45th President of the US quoted the tweet, writing that the likelihood of “The Power of 100” author’s absence on the app was “worth $44 billion.”
King’s new bio read, “I’m still here, motherf—ers.” He also expressed his amusement over what took place in his absence and wrote in his caption:
“[Laughing with tears emoji] My new Twitter bio. Can’t no bullying from the left or the right, from white supremacist Twitter or corny Black Twitter cause me to bail.”
Fans of the Real Justice PAC co-founder immediately flooded his comments section with a barrage of support and humor over his rebuttal.
King returned to Twitter, where he has amassed over a million followers since he first joined the community in February, a decade and a half ago.
According to the New York Post, the Kentucky native seemed to have left the app after the announcement of Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter spread on Monday, April 25.
King’s account displayed a blank page to viewers leading many to believe he was gone forever. He came back with a direct clap back to Trump Jr. and an explanation for his absence, writing:
“You wish, motherf–ker. I didn’t delete my account. I was getting death threats and hack attempts from your buddies who stormed the Capitol and had to make it more secure.”
The “Make Change” writer concluded, “Good luck not perjuring yourself when you testify before the January 6th committee.”
King expressed his disapproval of Musk’s Twitter buyout on Monday night before his account went blank. He chalked up the move to white power, writing:
“At its root, Elon Musk wanting to purchase Twitter is not about left vs right. The man was raised in Apartheid by a white nationalist. He’s upset that Twitter won’t allow white nationalists to target/harass people. That’s his definition of free speech.”
King emphasized that the SpaceX founder’s decision is not about left and right but rather about enabling a group of people. He explained:
“It’s about how the how the richest man in the world, a son of Apartheid, raised by a white nationalist, wants to be sure his speech, and that of other white men, isn’t censored.”
On the other hand, conservatives and Republicans are excited about the buyout as it allows their opinions to be freely expressed.
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King and other progressives and liberals have stood against Musk’s Twitter takeover following his pledge to manage the platform as a “free speech absolutist.”
“The Good Place” actress uploaded adorable photos of her and her pet dog then bid goodbye to all her followers on the platform, writing:
“Ah, he got twitter. I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet. 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. Best of luck.”
“The Misery Index” star joked that one benefit of her leaving the social media platform is that she will stop bothering users on the app. She concluded:
“One good thing about Elon buying Twitter is that I will *FINALLY* leave and stop being a complete menace to society on here. So it’s a win win for you all really.”