Whoopi Goldberg Joins Celebrity Exodus From Twitter: ‘It’s So Messy’ Whoopi Goldberg Joins Celebrity Exodus From Twitter, ‘It’s So Messy’? I’m about to head out, and if it stabilizes and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back,” Goldberg said.
Whoopi Goldberg is joining the celebrity exodus from Twitter in the wake of the Elon Musk acquisition, and the host of The View announced the news during Monday’s show.
“I’m getting off,” she said. “I’m closing today because I feel like it. You know, it’s so messy and I’m tired now that some kind of view is blocked, and now they’re back. I just, I I’m going to go outside, and if it calms down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back. But, starting tonight, I’m ending Twitter.
Although the rest of the table largely agreed that Twitter was a “hellscape”, none of Goldberg’s peers said they would leave Twitter with him. Sonny Hostin said, you’ve got this Elon Musk making it into something it was never intended to be. He said it’s going to be a ‘public square’, well, I don’t want to be a part of that public square.
But I also don’t want to give up valuable information that could be kept in it. Host Sarah Haines agreed, saying that Musk’s plan to eliminate bots on social media platforms by charging for verification is short-sighted and that as a result, people would be better able to represent themselves on the platform.
Host Alyssa Farrah Griffin also readily agreed, noting that the only reason Twitter was verifying her was because she was being impersonated. Here’s another one I want to know: Who owns your Twitter feed? Goldberg added. Who owns what you write on Twitter? You’re giving them $8, who owns it? Look, there are still a lot of questions.
On Monday’s episode of The View, Whoopi Goldberg alerted the world that she was leaving Twitter. I’m closing today because I think it’s too messy, and I’m tired now that some kind of approach is blocked,” Goldberg said during one segment. So I’m gonna get out, and if It settles down enough I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back.
But starting tonight, I’m done with Twitter. No time was wasted in deactivating her account, although whether this was done by Goldberg or a Twitter minion is unclear. Either way, the comedian and daytime talk show host no longer has a personal perch on Elon Musk’s Bird of Flight app, leaving his estimated 1.6 million followers (according to an archival figure) at bay.
The extent of the damage to public discourse is up for debate. Well, this is not a deal with radioactive piles of right-wing frogs and ghosts celebrating Goldberg’s flight from Twitter.
It only acknowledged that she had not actively engaged with followers or other users, which was often the case to begin with. A cursory search for instances where Goldberg’s tweets made headlines mainly recalls his misguided comments about Jewish people and the Holocaust on “The View” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Although she apologized — via tweet, as is the celebrity way — she was also suspended from appearing on “The View” for two weeks. Beyond that, and a spirited request for Disney’s theme park division to create Wakanda-themed experiences, Goldberg seems to have used the app the same way most people do. Whatever project she was working on.
Promoted it, shared some pictures, and maybe Doomscroll. Still, Goldberg’s exit from Twitter is separate from other celebrities announcing their goodbyes, including Ken Olin, Shonda Rhimes, Sara Bareilles, Toni Braxton, Gigi Hadid and, of course, Amber Heard. Her Blue Check may not be official or active, but she continues to appear regularly on “The View” as a host on the app’s stream.
The ABC talk show’s reach and relevance is driven by the virulence of its clips and whatever frenzy results from the day’s discussions. Whether or not Goldberg has an account, they will continue to be the bread and butter of “The View” as well as news sites covering right-wing hecklers. As long as “The View” has wings, Goldberg’s influence in the old media empire of daytime broadcasting is secure; What does he need for Musk’s increasingly disorganized coop?
In fact, Goldberg’s fall from Twitter could someday be considered part of the influential firm’s already in-progress improvement on the strong side of other social media platforms. As my colleague Amanda Marcotte pointed out in her story about the explosion of apps, Twitter is the 15th most popular social network.