Gigi Hadid quits Twitter after Elon Musk takeover, calls platform ‘cesspool of hate and bigotry’


Gigi Hadid has left Twitter due to his ‘new leadership’.

The 27-year-old supermodel became the last celebrity to leave Twitter after Elon Musk completed his $44 billion acquisition of the microblogging site late last month.

She announced via Instagram Story that she had “deactivated” her Twitter account Friday amid the massive layoffs at the tech giant, including its human rights team, Page Six reported.

“For a long time, but especially with his new leadership,” Hadid wrote, referring to the CEOs of SpaceX and Tesla, “it has become more and more a cesspool of hatred and bigotry, and its [sic] no place I want to be a part [sic] from.”

Hadid apologized to her Twitter followers and told them she enjoyed interacting with them.

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“Sorry only to the fans, who I’ve loved interacting with via Twitter for ten years, but I can’t say it’s a safe place for anyone, nor a social platform that will do more good than harm,” she concluded. .

The model accompanied her statement with a screenshot of human rights lawyer Shannon Raj Singh’s tweet about being fired from the platform.

“Yesterday was my last day on Twitter: the entire human rights team was cut out of the company,” Singh said. tweeted Saturday. “I am extremely proud of the work we have done to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, to protect those at risk in global conflicts and crises, including Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Ukraine, and to meet the needs defend those who are particularly at risk of human rights violations because of their presence on social media, such as journalists and human rights defenders.”

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In a separate tweetshe added: “I will be forever grateful for the privilege of working with @cynthiamw @heysarah & @EstherOhrt on the human rights team, along with so many other brilliant, mission-driven individuals across the company.”

She also asked her followers to pass on job openings they think would be a good fit and to remind her other colleagues who are “resilient, considerate, principled individuals who have a lot to offer.”

Twitter laid off about half of its staff Friday, with an email to employees explaining that the cuts were “necessary to ensure the company’s success moving forward”.

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Other celebrities who have since left Twitter include Toni Braxton, Shonda Rhimes, Sara Bareilles and Téa Leoni, according to Page Six.

Meanwhile, users noticed that Amber Heard’s Twitter account disappeared shortly after her ex-boyfriend Musk’s takeover, sparking several speculations about what happened to it.

Some suggested that Heard may have quietly deleted her account, while others speculated that it was Musk who deleted it.

“Elon Musk bought Twitter to delete Amber Heard’s Twitter account. He deleted her account,” a person speculated.

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