Patricia and Rosanna Arquette exit Twitter following Elon Musk's takeover

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By Nasima Khatun

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Patricia and Rosanna Arquette have apparently quit Twitter following Elon Musk's acquisition of the platform.

On Wednesday morning, the sisters' Twitter handles became inactive, and their accounts inaccessible, suggesting that they'd finally had enough. While there was no specific reason given by either Patricia or Rosanna, many are assuming it's because of a certain South-African billionaire and his new policies...

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Ever since Elon Musk's 44 billion dollar Twitter takeover, a whole host of celebrities have decided to leave the platform. The self-proclaimed "Chief Twit" announced some major changes for users including the removal of censorship, a fee for verification, and a reportedly soon-to-be-introduced paywall.

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Upon hearing of these policies, celebrity figures such as Whoopi Goldberg, Toni Braxton, Shona Rhimes, Gigi Hadid, and Ken Olin have announced that they will not be using Twitter anymore and have deactivated their accounts.

Whoopi Goldberg made the announcement of her departure on her ABC show earlier this week.

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"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."

The 66-year-old also added that "Some speech is not OK free speech. "

Toni Braxton also highlighted similar reasons for leaving the social media app: "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 [people of color]."

There's been a dramatic spike in the use of racial slurs and Nazi ideology ever since Musk cut back on censoring users, which has seen a decline in advertisers wanting to use the platform out of the fear of being associated with hate speech.

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Patricia and Rosanna Arquette exit Twitter following Elon Musk's takeover

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By Nasima Khatun

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Patricia and Rosanna Arquette have apparently quit Twitter following Elon Musk's acquisition of the platform.

On Wednesday morning, the sisters' Twitter handles became inactive, and their accounts inaccessible, suggesting that they'd finally had enough. While there was no specific reason given by either Patricia or Rosanna, many are assuming it's because of a certain South-African billionaire and his new policies...

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Credit: Billy Bennight/AdMedia/Sipa USA/Alamy

Ever since Elon Musk's 44 billion dollar Twitter takeover, a whole host of celebrities have decided to leave the platform. The self-proclaimed "Chief Twit" announced some major changes for users including the removal of censorship, a fee for verification, and a reportedly soon-to-be-introduced paywall.

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Credit: Twitter
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Credit: Twitter

Upon hearing of these policies, celebrity figures such as Whoopi Goldberg, Toni Braxton, Shona Rhimes, Gigi Hadid, and Ken Olin have announced that they will not be using Twitter anymore and have deactivated their accounts.

Whoopi Goldberg made the announcement of her departure on her ABC show earlier this week.

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Credit: Erik Pendzich / Alamy

"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."

The 66-year-old also added that "Some speech is not OK free speech. "

Toni Braxton also highlighted similar reasons for leaving the social media app: "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 [people of color]."

There's been a dramatic spike in the use of racial slurs and Nazi ideology ever since Musk cut back on censoring users, which has seen a decline in advertisers wanting to use the platform out of the fear of being associated with hate speech.

Featured Image Credit: Imagespace / Alamy