When it became apparent that Donald Trump would defeat former first lady Hillary Clinton for the president in 2016, some celebrities said that they would relocate to Canada if he won. (Oh, if only they had kept their word… but that’s another matter.)
Now that Elon Musk has seized control of Twitter, more celebrities are pledging to abandon the network in favor of Instagram and TikTok.
I term them “greener pastures” since everyone knows that fertilizer makes grass green. And when a group of leftist elites moderate information on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc. in the manner that they do, they tend to produce a fertile atmosphere.
I’m certain that neither the content moderation teams nor the celebrities who idolize them believe this, but I believe that the majority of these individuals make judgments based on emotion rather than logic.
According to NBC News, the current list of celebrities who presumably fear free speech, do not know how to ban harmful stuff on Twitter, or both, is as follows:
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
As you may know (I didn’t), “Love Song” was written and sung by Bareilles. I find it obnoxious, but at least I’ve heard it. Since Duran Duran’s “Electric Barbarella,” I haven’t been much of a lover of pop music.
Only a few days have passed, but thus far Bareilles has kept loyal to her vow. Sunday’s tweet stating “I’m out” looks to be the final from her account. For now, at least.
When announcing that she, too, was be leaving the Musk-owned social networking site, singer Toni Braxton claimed to the world that she had no comprehension of how free speech works.
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
Note to Braxton: Free speech rights that prohibit statements that some individuals regard to be offensive are not free speech safeguards. I would assume that, as a word-based artist, you would pay closer attention to this type of argument.
I would have imagined veteran professional wrestler Mick Foley, also known as Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love, to be harder than two musicians, but I was mistaken. Friday, he announced in a Facebook post (his Twitter account appears to have been removed) that he was also quitting, at least temporarily.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Brian Koppelman — I think NBC News may really be pushing the boundaries on the “celebrity” definition here — also said he might be back, in a tweet from an account that is now apparently locked. (In other words, he hasn’t really left Twitter, but he does definitely want to look like he left Twitter.) CONTINUE READING…