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Comedians are split along ideological lines over Elon Musk’s recent takeover of Twitter, as the mouthy billionaire continues to float controversial ideas for the website.
Within days of Musk finalizing his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform on Oct. 27, prominent comics and other celebrities began announcing plans to either curb their Twitter use or leave the site altogether.
Model Gigi Hadid deactivated her account. TV producer Shonda Rhimes sent out one last tweet on Oct. 29: “Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye.” Singer and actress Sara Bareilles announced she’ll be seeking a new outlet for her everyday thoughts and promotional posts. “See you on other platforms, peeps,” she tweeted two days after Musk’s purchase was made official.