The Daily Mail reported on Thursday that Amber Heard’s Twitter account appears to have been deactivated within days of Elon Musk taking over.
Heard appears to be one of many celebrities or “elites” that are vacating or promising to vacate with Musk’s takeover and an announcement that there will be an $8 monthly fee for verified blue check accounts.
There is speculation that Heard’s departure may not be due to her ex’s takeover of Twitter, but could be related to the backlash she has received after the defamation trial between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Many “elitists” have announced they are leaving the platform, and some aren’t willing to pay $8 a month for a blue check account.
Shonda Rhimes announced when Musk took over:
“Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.”
Her account remains still active but she has not made any tweets since posting this.
Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) October 29, 2022
Singer Toni Braxton left her account active but shared she will be staying off the platform.
“I’m shocked and appalled at some of the “free speech” I’ve seen on this platform since its acquisition. Hate speech under the veil of “free speech” is unacceptable; therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons and other POC.”
I'm shocked and appalled at some of the "free speech" I've seen on this platform since its acquisition. Hate speech under the veil of "free speech" is unacceptable; therefore I am choosing to stay off Twitter as it is no longer a safe space for myself, my sons and other POC.— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) October 29, 2022
Wrestler Mick Foley shared on Facebook that he is going to take a break from Twitter with the new ownership.
“TAKING A BREAK
I decided I needed a @twitter break, since the new ownership – and the misinformation and hate it seems to be encouraging – has my stomach in a knot. I really do enjoy connecting with all of you on social media, but it can get overwhelming sometimes. I think I’ll be back on in a few weeks, but in the meantime, I will continue to post on Facebook and Instagram. I hope all of you will be kind to one another. Please vote if you can too – our democracy seems to be hanging on by a thread.
Now, please enjoy this photo of Leatherface breaking through the line for a big gain.”
As we reported earlier, Sara Bareilles had decided not to log on to her account anymore, at least for now.
“Welp. It’s been fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s just not for me.”
Welp. It’s been fun Twitter. I’m out. See you on other platforms, peeps. Sorry, this one’s just not for me. ❤️🙏🏼— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) October 30, 2022
William Shatner isn’t keen on paying $8 a month for his blue checkmark.
I think the $8 is to submit a complaint.😉— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 2, 2022
To answer your question if I would pay for a blue check?
I don’t need to pay for false status when I have real.
Elon possibly thinks people would.
Knowing the delicate egos of people online; he’s probably right.#noblueisbetter https://t.co/aalLLq1FV6
AOC also jumped in on the complaint train.
“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that “free speech” is actually a $8/mo subscription plan”
Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
Musk announced on the first of November the blue checkmark accounts would be $8 a month this has spurred much backlash. He also explained what it all included in a tweet.
“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month. Price adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity.”
“You will also get: – Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam – Ability to post long video & audio – Half as many ads”
Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.
You will also get:— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
– Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam
– Ability to post long video & audio
– Half as many ads
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