It’s no secret that Elon Musk’s current $44 billion buy of Twitter has been controversial. Likewise, it’s no shock that rockers have constantly shared crucial views on the state of affairs, with an rising quantity pledging to go away the platform completely.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter final Friday (Nov. 18), 9 Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor is certainly planning to “depart” Twitter. He defined: “We don’t want the vanity of the billionaire class to really feel like they’ll simply are available in and remedy every thing. Even with out [Musk] concerned, I simply discover that it has develop into such a poisonous setting. For my psychological well being, I have to tune out. I don’t really feel good being there anymore.”
Equally, Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge has been posting in regards to the state of affairs for some time on Twitter. Yesterday (Nov. 19), he retweeted Musk’s Nov. 19 tweet about reinstating former President Trump and commented: “Below 8 diff grand jury’s for treason, crimes of humanity, cash laundering, espionage, rape and RICO. Wtf is @elonmusk doing? Why would he place himself alongside one thing like this?”
Ten minutes later, DeLonge added that mentioned determination would possibly make him abandon the platform, too: “Elon is a path blazer holding large insecurities. His need to be humorous, and funky is loud. He’s seemingly most moved by, actually, individuals simply liking him? It now looks as if a illness to me? However supporting this racist, treasonous fuck [Trump] makes me need vomit and give up Twitter.”
Earlier this month, The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas acknowledged the next in a now-deleted Instagram publish: “PS expensive Rober Baron asshole who makes butt ugly ass automobiles and thinks billionaires present pay no taxes… (elon musk) . . . Perhaps twitter may deal in case you didn’t (like a typical ceo asshole bottom-line hungry super-villain) hearth half your workers. What an ideal image for 2020s items of shit.”
On Nov. 18, ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach satirized Musk’s publish about new insurance policies, concluding: “Your identification is price $8. Actuality TV stars ought to run the nation not elected politians. Acquired it.”
Lastly, this previous Thursday (Nov. 17), guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testomony, Metallic Allegiance) tweeted a considerably optimistic sentiment in regards to the potential finish of Twitter:
Again in April 2022, Kiss’ Paul Stanley voiced his options for what Musk may’ve achieved as an alternative with the $44 billion. Across the similar time, a number of different rockers reacted to Musk’s then-proposed buy of Twitter.
Clearly, Musk has achieved lots to ruffle feathers over the past month, resembling firing hundreds of staff (together with those that’ve criticized him on-line), vowing to cost customers for “verified” statuses and as talked about beforehand, restoring former President Trump’s final evening (Nov. 19).
Thus, it is sensible that so many musicians are overtly upset, if not outright leaping ship.
How do you really feel in regards to the present state of Twitter, although? Tell us.
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