Whoopi Goldberg has become the latest celebrity to quit Twitter since Elon Musk’s billion-dollar takeover.
The 66-year-old closed her account after a minute rant on “The View,” during which she explained that the social media platform had become a “mess.” She had also talked about the staff firings, the $8 blue check fee, and Kathy Griffin getting booted off for using Musk’s name to act as a parody account. The host joins celebrities like Shonda Rhimes and Gigi Hadid, who recently claimed they were exiting the platform.
Whoopi Goldberg Refuses To Wait Around For Twitter Derail
Goldberg sounded more than done when the topic of Twitter came up, and she began listing out all the announcements Musk has made since completing his takeover of the platform. She began:
“It’s been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter, and this place is a mess. I’m getting off today because I just feel like it’s so messy, and I’m tired of now [sic] having certain kinds of attitudes blocked now getting back on.”
The actress noted that even though she was “gonna get out,” she would return if things settled down and she felt more comfortable. Explaining why she made that decision, the “Sister Act” star mentioned one of Musk’s supposed principles stating:
“People keep saying it’s free speech, but all speech is not free speech. Some speech is not OK free speech. So everybody has to agree on that, but if people keep saying, ‘You hurt my free speech’ it’s going to be a problem. You know what? This is our problem. But it ain’t my problem today because I’m out.”
Not only did a search of her name provide nothing on the platform, but Goldberg quickly climbed on the (trend table) due to people’s reaction to her news. One excited person tweeted, “Finally! Racist and village idiot, Whoopie Goldberg has deleted her account. So much winning going on here that I can hardly stand it!”
— The View (@TheView) November 7, 2022
Another person gushed, “‘Gasp’ 😱 not Whoopi Goldberg!! This is getting out of hand, what will happen next?!” and a third shared some doubt, “Whoopie Goldberg said she was moving to Canada if Trump was elected and she never did. She’ll be back on twitter in no time. Lmao clown.”
A fourth observer added, “Today is a good day. This strange, woke person named #whoopiegoldberg leaves Twitter. Goodbye and good riddance.” A fifth claimed that the average IQ on Twitter had gone up thanks to Goldberg leaving the site.
A sixth critic first congratulated Musk before stating, “You must be doing something right if Whoopie Goldberg has left Twitter. She doesn’t seem to like freedom of anything that doesn’t go her way.”
As we mentioned above, the “The Deep End of the Ocean” actress’ Twitter exit comes after Hadid initiated her own departure from the site over the weekend.
The Blast noted that the 27-year-old took to her Instagram Story to inform her fans that she was leaving Musk’s Twitter in the wake of his $44 billion acquisition. In the statement that displayed her disdain for the current way the social media platform was being run, the mother-of-one wrote:
“For a long time, but especially with its new leadership. It’s becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry, and it’s not a place I want to be a part of.”
She also attached a post by human rights counsel Shannon Raj Singh, who announced that the tech company had laid off her and her entire department.
Elon Musk Boots Kathy Griffin Off Twitter For Impersonating Him
On Monday, The Blast reported that Musk officially suspended Kathy Griffin from Twitter following an impersonation routine from the comedian. The drama began after the 62-year-old changed her profile name and picture to “Elon Musk” — her handle still read @kathygriffin. She also tweeted:
“After much spirited discussion with the females in my life. I’ve decided that voting blue for their choice is only right (They’re also sexy females, btw.) #VoteBlueToProtectWomen.”
Although many laughed off the “joke,” the laughter ceased when news began circulating that Musk had gotten suspended for impersonating the Tesla CEO. However, the SpaceX investor clapped back that she was “suspended for impersonating a comedian” and suggested that if she “really” wanted her account back, she could have it — she would just have to pay the premium of $8.