Gigi Hadid deactivates her Twitter because it is ‘becoming more of a cesspool of hate and bigotry’


Gigi Hadid deletes Twitter because it is ‘becoming more of a cesspool of hate and bigotry’ in wake of Elon Musk’s takeover of social media platform

Gigi Hadid has become the latest celebrity to leave Twitter after tech mogul Elon Musk completed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter last week.

On Saturday, the 27-year-old supermodel informed her 76.2 Instagram followers that she ‘deactivated’ her Twitter account due to ‘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,’ she wrote on her Instagram Story. 

Saying goodbye: Gigi Hadid has become the latest celebrity to leave Twitter after tech mogul Elon Musk completed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter last week; seen last month

The five-foot-ten beauty that she is ‘only sorry to the fans’ that she has ‘loved connecting with for a decade’ on the platform.

Ultimately, she explained that she feels Twitter is no longer ‘a safe place for anyone, nor a platform that will do more good than harm.’ 

Additionally, she shared a screenshot of a viral tweet, penned by Shannon Raj Singh, which informed her followers that ‘the entire Human Rights team has been cut from the company.’

'It's becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry, and its not a place I want to be a part of,' she wrote on her Instagram Story

‘It’s becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry, and its not a place I want to be a part of,’ she wrote on her Instagram Story

Sad: Ultimately, she explained that she feels Twitter is no longer 'a safe place for anyone, nor a platform that will do more good than harm'

Sad: Ultimately, she explained that she feels Twitter is no longer ‘a safe place for anyone, nor a platform that will do more good than harm’

Despite being terminated, she said she was ‘enormously proud of the work we did to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights, to protect those at-risk in global conflicts & crises including Ethiopia, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, and to defend the needs of those particularly at risk of human rights abuse by virtue of their social media presence, such as journalists & human rights defenders..’ 

Hadid’s decision comes after Bot Sentinel, a data firm, found that Twitter may have lost over a million users since Musk bought the tech company for $44 billion, indicating that some users have been suspended by the company and others may have deactivated out of protest. 

Before her departure from the microblogging site, the Vogue cover girl had over  10,536,819 followers. 

Protesting: Hadid's decision comes after Bot Sentinel, a data firm, found that Twitter may have lost over a million users since Musk bought the tech company for $44 billion, indicating that some users have been suspended by the company and others may have deactivated out of protest

Protesting: Hadid’s decision comes after Bot Sentinel, a data firm, found that Twitter may have lost over a million users since Musk bought the tech company for $44 billion, indicating that some users have been suspended by the company and others may have deactivated out of protest

Now, when fans go to her former profile, all it says is ‘this account doesn’t exist.’  

TV screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, actor Mia Farrow, as well as Madam Secretary star Téa Leoni, She Hulk actor Jameela Jamil, as well as authors and activists Shaun King and Amy Siskind have all threatened to boycott the platform. 

Musk has already spurred backlash for his new verified checkmark system that will cost $8-a-month. 

New CEO: Musk has already spurred backlash for his new verified checkmark system that will cost $8-a-month; seen on Halloween

New CEO: Musk has already spurred backlash for his new verified checkmark system that will cost $8-a-month; seen on Halloween 

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