Whoopi Goldberg Quitting Twitter After Elon Musk Takeover: ‘I’m Out’

Whoopi Goldberg Discusses Twitter on The View. (Credit: ABC)

Whoopi Goldberg is throwing up the deuces at Twitter, amid chaos on the platform after Elon Musk’s takeover.

The View moderator announced her decision on Monday’s episode of the ABC daytime talk show.

“It has 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.”

Late Monday afternoon, her account was gone.

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The actress and comedian listed some of the changes on Musk’s watch, including massive staff firings and his plan to charge users a monthly $8 fee for blue check mark verification. She also cited Twitter suspending comedian Kathy Griffin’s account for impersonating Musk, and the surge in hate speech on the platform.

“People keep saying it’s free speech, but all speech is not free speech,” Goldberg said. “Some speech is not OK free speech. So everybody has to agree on that, but if people keep saying ‘You hurt my free speech’ it’s going to be a problem. You know what? This is our problem. But it ain’t my problem today because I’m out.”

A short time after making her on-air comments, Goldberg tweeted a goodbye message to her followers.

“To everyone, Thanks for everything! Until we meet again! Love, Whoop,” she wrote.

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Musk, the billionaire head of Tesla and SpaceX, closed his $44 billion purchase of Twitter last month.

He immediately slashed thousands of jobs — including members of the platform’s trust and safety team — and fired Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and legal affairs and policy chief Vijaya Gadde, Reuters reported.

Days later, the company asked some of the fired workers to come back, according to Bloomberg.

Since Musk’s purchase, use of the N-word on Twitter has soared nearly 500 percent, according to data from the Network Contagion Research Institute.

Amid the chaos, advertisers and celebrities have been fleeing the site.

Many people are also angry Musk said he’s considering reversing Twitter’s ban on Donald Trump, who was kicked off the social media site in 2021 after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Musk was critical of Twitter’s policies and business model before his purchase of the company.