Elon Musk took over as CEO of the social media site Twitter last week.
The billionaire hasn’t been afraid to make changes, and several of the company’s top executives have already been fired, according to reports.
But it looks like not everyone on Twitter is happy with all of Musk’s changes and promises. Many famous people are leaving the online platform and saying they won’t stay to see what the Tesla boss has in store.
Shonda Rhimes, who wrote the script for Grey’s Anatomy, said goodbye to Twitter on Saturday, October 29. She wrote, “Not waiting around to see what Elon has planned. Bye.”
Who makes This Is Us? Ken Olin did the same thing and wrote on Twitter, “I’m out of here. No judgement.”
“Let’s not give up. Let’s protect our democracy. Let’s try to be kinder. Let’s try to save the planet,” Olin said.
Alex Winter, who was in Bill and Ted, also seemed to be leaving Twitter. The Hollywood Reporter says that after the star deleted his tweets, he left behind a Linktree address and a meme that showed Musk, Trump, and West as the three musketeers.
Other famous people talked about whether they should stay or leave. Josh Gad, who played Beast in Beauty and the Beast, tweeted, “Large exodus on this platform. Not sure if I should stay or leave. Leaning toward staying, but not sure what the point is if today is any indication of what’s to come.”
He went on to say, “Free speech is great. I didn’t sign up for hate speech meant to cause harm (with no consequences).
People’s worries about Musk’s takeover seem to come mostly from the fact that he supports blocked Twitter users like the controversial rapper Kanye West and former President Donald Trump.
West was kicked off Twitter earlier this month because he sent out a series of tweets that many people thought were antisemitic. Also, Trump was not allowed to tweet after he was said to have used his social media account to start the riots at the Capitol on January 6.
After West’s account was turned back on, Musk went on Twitter to say that it was only turned back on after he took over Twitter.
Alamy Musk said in May that if he was able to buy Twitter, he would “reverse the permanent ban” on Donald Trump’s account.
“Permanent bans should be very rare, and they should really only happen to accounts that are bots, scam accounts, or spam accounts… Musk told CNBC at the time, “I do think it was wrong to ban Donald Trump.”
“I think that was a mistake because it turned off a lot of people and didn’t stop Donald Trump from being heard in the end,” Musk said.
Trump has said, however, that he will not go back to Twitter. Instead, he will stick with TRUTH, his own social media platform.