Whoopi Goldberg of ABC’s “The View” just announced that she’s done with Twitter because of Elon’s $8 for a blue check idea, commitment to free speech, and suspending Kathy Griffin, saying:
So it has been a little over a week since Elon Musk took over Twitter and places. It’s a mess. He’s already called back some of the workforce he fired a few days ago. He’s putting his $8 charge for blue check burn for kitchen, our whole version was going to be $20. Now it’s going to be $8. He also suspended Kathy Griffin for impersonating him on a parody account.
Which has started a free Cappy hashtag to trend. I mean, I’m, I’m getting off. I’m getting off today because I just feel like you know, it’s so messy. And I I’m tired of now having had certain kinds of attitudes blocked and now they’re back on and I just I’m gonna get out. And if it settles down, and I feel more comfortable. Yeah, maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done.
Watch that here:
.@WhoopiGoldberg says on #TheView that "as of tonight," she's "done with Twitter."
"I'm going to get out, and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I'll come back." https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/0Ih9fp9yHG
— The View (@TheView) November 7, 2022
Adding to that Whoopi also pushed the “not all speech is free speech” line, saying:
“People keep saying it’s free speech, but all speech is not free speech. 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.”
Whoopi was widely mocked following the announcement and The View posting the above clip of her announcing her departure from the bird app.
One commenter, for example, said “Aww 😢 Whoopies leaving Twitter because she doesn’t believe in FREE SPEECH! What a cry baby 😭”
Another encouraged her to take the departure idea a step farther, saying “Bye Whoopie. Still waiting for you to leave the US.”
On a similar note, one person said “Good riddance! Now if she would just quit being on tv.”
There was also this hilarious meme:
— ●●●O S C A R M O R❤🇺🇸💥●●● (@lovinglife8691) November 7, 2022
Another pushed back on the idea that Twitter is becoming less “civil” as leftists leave, saying: “If the ladies of the View, and all the ladies who watch the show, leave Twitter, it will immediately become a more civil environment and the quality of discourse will improve dramatically.”
Still another joked about watching “The View” to watch the hosts get upset, saying: I’m going to watch the View until Wednesday so I can watch them cry in their cornflakes. Then I’m never watching again. Who’s with me?
And, summing up how most people probably feel upon finding out that Whoopi is gone from Twitter, one person said “Goodbye we wont miss you!!!!”
As Whoopi and other leftist celebrities have fled the platform, Democrat activist and Hollywood director Rob Reiner encouraged them to do otherwise, tweeting:
“For those who are fighting to preserve our Constitutional Democracy, now is not the time to leave Twitter. Now is the time to VOTE BLUE!”
By: Gen Z Conservative
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