And Whoopi Goldberg is the latest.
It’s clear the actress isn’t a fan of the new move.
Discussing Twitter since the billionaire’s acquisition, she said: “the place is a mess.”
Keep reading to find out more…
We all know Elon Musk from his adventures in space.
The entrepreneur’s SpaceX program has garnered a lot of publicity.
But who is the man behind the business?
Let’s take a closer look at how he got to where he is today…
The fifty-one-year-old was born in Pretoria, South Africa on June 28, 1971.
Born to a Canadian mother and South African father, the entrepreneur left his birth country for Canada in 1988.
Zilis is currently the director of operations for Neuralink, after joining back in 2017.
Details on their relationship are still unclear, but Musk has responded to the news on social media.
Taking to Twitter, she addressed the apparent “underpopulation crisis.”
He wrote: “Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far.”
He followed this up, writing: “Mark my words, they are sadly true.”
Obviously, his comments caused quite a stir, with thousands taking to the comments section to share their thoughts.
One Twitter user wrote: “Elon, what do you think is the major driving factor for this population collapse trend? Do you think that recessions play a role in this inverted population graph? Or is it just the mentality of literate people thinking that why bring babies in this already “overpopulated” world?”
And Musk was quick to respond to this, writing: “Far too many people are under the illusion that Earth is overpopulated, even though birth rate trends are so obviously headed to population collapse.”
This comes after his comments back in May addressing the fact “USA birth rate has been below min sustainable levels for around fifty years” he said.
He added: “Past 2 years have been a demographic disaster,” but said: “I mean, I’m doing my part haha.”
The dad of ten opened up in a recent interview about whether more children are “looming.”
Talking to the Financial Times, he said he’s “pretty sure there are no other babies looming.”
But also admitted he wouldn’t oppose the idea of more babies…
Describing himself as an “autumn chicken.”
It has been reported that Musk just can’t quite believe that the mother of 2 of his kids, Grimes, is even real!
Vanity Fair journalist Devin Gordon revealed the theory during a new BBC documentary, after having interviewed the Canadian musician earlier this year.
“She told me repeatedly that Musk has this theory of her that she’s not real, that she’s a simulation who was created by him,” Gordon said, as per UNILAD.
The journalist explained that she “exists in his cerebral cortex as sort of the perfect companion to him.”
Gordon accepted that the idea “sounds a little crazy and maybe even a little creepy.
“Except, she agrees with it. She said she does feel like this simulation which was perfectly created for him.”
Well, a little crazy is one way of putting it!
And now, Musk has been spotted at Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, but, rather bizarrely, a kitchen appliance was getting the most attention during his visit.
“Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” Musk tweeted a video of him walking into the lobby of the building holding a kitchen sink.
While Twitter employees may not have laughed at him, Musk reportedly told bankers financing his deal with Twitter that he intends on cutting staffing levels at the company by around 75 percent.
“A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias,” Musk also tweeted.
You can see the video here.
This week, at last, Musk finally bought out Twitter, and he confirmed it by tweeting to advisers.
“Dear Twitter Advertisers, I wanted to reach out personally to share my motivation in acquiring Twitter,” he explained.
“There has been much speculation about why I bought Twitter and what I think about advertising. Most of it is wrong.”
Musk explained he bought out the company “because it is important to the future of civilization to have a common digital town square, where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy manner, without resorting to violence.”
He further expanded on his reason for why he bought out the company.
“I didn’t do it to help make more money. I did it to try and help humanity, whom I love.
“And I do so with humility, recognizing that failure in pursuing this goal, despite our best efforts, is a very real possibility.
But it seems as though Musk is not quite on top of his new position.
“Just received this email from Twitter. This is an actual, real email that was autogenerated.” he shared, along with a laughing emoji.
“So demanding to allow a mere 30 days to learn this priceless information! But Management 201 is such a tantalizing carrot.”
“My title is Chief Twit right there in the bio. No idea who the CEO is.”
Musk has even changed his bio to read “chief Twit.”
But now it’s been revealed by a tech website Platformer’s Casey Newton that Twitter is leaning towards a big step toward revamping the platform.
As per reports, this allegedly includes asking verified users to pay for the privilege.
Reportedly, there are currently 400,000 verified users on Twitter today.
Making them pay could actually benefit the company as five percent of all users and heavy tweeters make up less than 10 percent of the site’s monthly users.
New reports in The Verge suggest that Musk wants to launch a pay-for-play verification system.
This means verified users will be charged $20 per month.
While the employees were only told of the project on October 30, they reportedly have until November 7 to launch the scheme or they face being fired.
Although, reports further revealed that the price of the verification is subject to change and therefore will also cover so-far unspecified other features.
And some celebrities have been unhappy with Musk’s takeover…
Which has led to many leaving the platform…
Including screenwriter Shonda Rhimes.
Rhimes, who joined Twitter in November 2008 and has 1.9 million followers, posted a tweet that suggested she would no longer use the social media platform in light of Musk’s acquisition.
“Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,” she wrote.
Rhimes did not offer further clarification but remains active on other social media sites, including Instagram and TikTok.
This Is Us executive producer, Ken Olin is also gone.
He left an emotional tweet to say goodbye.
“Hey all – I’m out of here. No judgement. 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 to be more generous. Let’s look to find peace in the world,” he wrote.
Actor Josh Gad, who voices Olaf in Frozen, also shared his views.
It seems he’s feeling conflicted over whether to leave or not.
“Let’s try to be kinder. Let’s try to save the planet. Let’s try to be more generous. Let’s look to find peace in the world.
“Leaning toward staying, but if today is a sign of things to come, not sure what the point is. Freedom of speech is great. Hate speech intended to incite harm, (with no consequences) ain’t what I signed up for,” Gad wrote.
Actor Rob Reiner is feeling similarly conflicted.
You may recognize Reiner from The is Spinal Tap.
“For those who are fighting to preserve our Constitutional Democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter.
“Now is the time to VOTE BLUE!” Reiner said.
Amber Heard is another celeb to leave the platform.
She reportedly deactivated her account around the time the CEO took over the site.
As we know from the infamous defamation trial, Heard and Musk got together after Heard split from Johnny Depp.
But their fling was fleeting.
It’s not known whether her departure has something to do with Musk…
But the timing is pretty interesting.
And that’s not all…
Gigi Hadid has also left the site.
On Saturday she announced her departure from Twitter due to 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,” Hadid said on her Instagram story.
The twenty-seven-year-old explained Twitter in a nutshell, saying it is no longer “a safe place for anyone, nor a platform that will do more good than harm.”
And unsurprisingly, she’s not the only one to think that.
Whoopi Goldberg is the latest to leave the platform after Musk’s takeover.
On Monday’s episode of The View, Goldberg said Twitter had turned into a “mess” since his acquisition.
“It’s been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter and this place is a mess,” she said.
“I’m getting off today because I just feel like it’s so messy, and I’m tired of now having certain kinds of attitudes blocked now getting back on. So I’m gonna get out, and if it settles down enough and I feel more comfortable maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter.”
“People keep saying it’s free speech, but all speech is not free speech,” Goldberg added.
“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.”
You can see the clip here.