Gigi Hadid recently announced her departure from Twitter and has been vocal about her disapproval of the “new leadership” there. The model posted an explanation of her decision to deactivate her Twitter account in her tales on Instagram. Hadid also posted a screenshot detailing Twitter’s decision to fire its Human Rights team.
When speaking out against the layoffs and other mistakes made under the new leadership when Elon Musk took over, Gigi did not hold back when telling her stories. Since the Tesla creator assumed control of the microblogging site last week, a number of famous people have spoken out against him and unfollowed him. Producers like Shonda Rhimes used to be among the first to declare their departure from the platform.
In light of the widespread layoffs, the supermodel stated on Instagram that she had deleted her Twitter account on Friday. She penned, “For a long time, but especially with its new leadership, it’s becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry, and its not a place I want to be a part of. I can’t stay it’s a safe place for anyone, nor a social platform that will do more good than harm.”
Toni Braxton, a well-known singer, was among the celebs that left the platform before Hadid. She wrote in her letter of departure, ” 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 POC.”