Sara Bareilles revealed that she was quitting Twitter amid the Hollywood backlash after Elon Musk took over the social media platform days before.
“Welp. It was fun on Twitter. I’m out,” the Grammy-winning artist wrote Sunday morning. “See you on other platforms, mates. Sorry, this one just isn’t for me.”
Bareilles joined a chorus of celebrities leaving Twitter after the SpaceX billionaire finally acquire the site and become CEO after completing a $44 billion takeover on Thursday.
Bareilles, known for her debut hit “Love Song” in 2007 and writing the Broadway adaptation of “Waitress,” joined a few powerhouse players leaving the site.
The CEO of Tesla has finally closed his acquisition of Twitter Thursday, and under the deal, took the company private at $54.20 per share.
Shonda Rhimesthe creator and screenwriter of “Grey’s Anatomy” and its “Private Practice” spin-off, tweeted, “Don’t hang around for what Elon has planned. Goodbye.”
“This is Us” and director Ken Olin tweeted, “Hey everyone I’m leaving. No judgment. 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 try to be more generous Let us seek to find peace in the world.
Rob Reiner encouraged people to stay on the platform and keep tweeting ahead of the November election.
“For those fighting to preserve our constitutional democracy, now is not the time to quit Twitter,” he wrote. “It’s time to VOTE BLUE!”
‘She Hulk’ star Jameela Jamil quit Twitter in April when Elon began discussing the takeover, only to return in July after he reportedly backed out of the deal.
Others begged Musk to take a look at who he allows back on the site after Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was reinstated on Twitter following controversial statements made on the site.
“Ye’s account was restored by Twitter before the acquisition. They did not consult or inform me,” Musk said in a tweet after a user tweeted at him, “So why did you already restore the Kanye West’s account? Twitter shouldn’t be a platform to vomit racism and anti-Semitism.”
“Dear Elon Musk. Some free advice from the consigliere du monde. You will make the biggest mistake of your life if you put Adolf Hitler back on the most effective means of communication in the modern world. The kind of mistake you will never make, never be forgiven,” the “Sopranos” actor and E Street Band guitarist “Little Steven” Van Zandt tweeted, apparently referring to Donald Trump who was banned in January 2021.
Lebron James also shared some words of wisdom following a report of a dramatic increase in the use of racial slurs on the site.
“I don’t know Elon Musk and I don’t care who owns Twitter,” he tweeted on Saturday. “But I will say if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because it’s scary AF. So many unfit people say hate speech is free speech.”
Musk said he bought Twitter to “try to help humanity, which I love,” while acknowledging that the site “cannot become free hell for everyone.”
“The reason I acquired Twitter is that it is important for the future of civilization to have a common digital public square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy way, without resorting to violence. “, Musk tweeted Thursday. “There is currently a great danger that social media will split into far-right and far-left echo chambers that generate more hate and divide our society.”