Legendary musician Elton John announced that he is quitting Twitter this past Friday, citing alleged “misinformation” on the platform.
“All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world. I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.” John tweeted.
All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world.
I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) December 9, 2022
This received a very classy and prompt reply from Twitter owner Elon Musk who simply asked, “I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?”
I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
As of Saturday, John has yet to reply. There’s a good reason for that: Twitter is not responsible for misinformation; rather, its individual users are. But that’s part and parcel of what it means to be a functioning town square. Informed individuals ought to be able to have conversations about public policy without fear of censorship. Twitter has no blame in the matter and as such, John’s stated reason for leaving the platform is bunk.
Elton John joins a growing number of woke cultural icons who are leaving the social media giant. As we reported earlier this month, actor Jim Carey left Twitter with a similarly critical tweet.
Capt Smirk fired 1/2 his crew. He’s banning comics: shadow banning unverified users, boldly going where no unbridled ego has gone before. Says, “$8/mo is the price of a latte.” True. It’s also cheaper than a T-shirt saying “Rob me. I’m a gullible ass!” BTW Mars mission? FAKE NEWS pic.twitter.com/qWrwD4vSis
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 8, 2022
I’m leaving Twitter, but 1st here’s a cartoon I made with my friend Jimmy Hayward. It’s based on my painting of a crazy old Lighthouse Keeper, standing naked in a storm, summoning the angels and shining his lamp to guide us through a treacherous night. I love you all so much! ;^j pic.twitter.com/Cqmp74A87r
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 29, 2022
Similarly, wokester par excellence Whoopi Goldberg announced she was leaving the platform due to the change in tone (whatever that means):
““So has been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter and the place — it is a mess ….I’m getting off, I’m getting off today because I just feel like it’s so messy, and I’m tired of now having had certain kinds of attitudes blocked, and now they are 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.” Whoopi stated.
They couldn’t take the heat, so they got out of the kitchen! Truly, the leftist ideology of these top celebrities had no hope of winning the hearts and minds of a new and freed Twitter, so it is understandable why they left. They went woke and they are dealing with the consequences of that decision.