Tim Allen, Gene Simmons, Meghan McCain and more react to Elon Musk's Twitter takeover

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Twitter has a new top dog! Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the social media giant became official on Monday, April 26. The Tesla CEO has promised to make Twitter a legitimate free speech square under his leadership. Following the deal, celebrities took to Twitter (naturally) to voice their thoughts, both pro and con.

Click through to see how Hollywood is reacting to the Twitter takeover...

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“The little twitter bird has a new owner. Wonder how long it will take for the new shadow ban council to prevent me from saying stuff like: Hunter Biden laptop. Or even more provocative: Tesla in-car fart app? (Love it when driving my Mom.)” –Tim Allen

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“It would kinda dope if Musk bought Twitter and just shut it off…. Lol” –Ice-T

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“One good thing about Elon buying twitter is that I will *FINALLY* leave and stop being a complete menace to society on here. So it’s win win for you all really,” Jameela Jamil tweeted. She later added, “Ah he got twitter. I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet. Just really *any* excuse to show pics of [her dog] Barold. I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny. Best of luck.”

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“I was just having a conversation this weekend if @Twitter is still worth being on because conservatives are shadow-banned so badly (and that’s just what we’re aware of)…. ….let’s see what you can do @elonmusk, maybe we can make this space more fair and hospitable again.” –Meghan McCain

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“Just saw a bumblebee. Also my foot hurts. $44 billion for this amazing communicative platform!” –Patton Oswalt

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“I think this hostile acquisition will backfire. Buying a platform doesn’t mean you own the culture that made it worth acquiring in the first place. Once Tr*ump tweets start crossing our timelines again, it’s over. They can duke out their conspiracy theories amongst themselves.” –Amber Tamblyn

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“Fantastic news, at the outset. @elonmusk is now the proud owner of @twitter. Free speech, important. But, Hate speech, factual misinformation (lies) should not be part of Free Speech, in my humble opinion. Good luck to Elon.” –Gene Simmons

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“No matter who owns it, no matter who’s on it, I’m staying to engage with you, listen to diverse opinions & to keep fighting the good fight! (also, to keep posting the inane tweets I’m known for) #TwitterTenacity” –Mark Hamill

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“Free at last! @elonmusk take off my shadow ban homie…” –Ice Cube

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“Was there nothing better to do with 44 billion dollars?” –Simu Liu

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“I heard this was the new place for free speech. I cannot wait to irritate you some more…” –Erika Jayne

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“Welp. What now” –Questlove

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“Will we now get the edit tweet option?” —Kevin Jonas

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“Now that Elon Musk is buying Twitter, the question for all of us is: Will he allow a Criminal who used this platform to lie and spread disinformation to try to overthrow the US Government to return and continue his Criminal activity? And if he does, how do we combat it?” –Rob Reiner

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“We have a new overlord, a pop culture, celebrity CEO who is currently on the balance beam of being peripherally involved in the media’s biggest story/debate du jour. It is so of our time, welcome” –Alexandra Daddario

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“Now that Elon Musk has taken over Twitter I finally feel safe in saying my high school math teacher was an a**hole.” –Albert Brooks

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“I stop scrolling, look up from my phone, and out the window. I see a complicated but beautiful world. It’s still going to be there no matter who owns Twitter. And we’ll continue to find ways to live in it, talk about it, and share with each other our thoughts, fears, and dreams.” –Dan Rather

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“Well it’s been fun and time consuming, twitter. Rip” –Kevin McHale

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“I’m not going anywhere. Should this place become more toxic, I pledge to strive even harder to lift up reason, science, compassion and the rule of law. The struggle against fascism, misinformation, and hate requires tough fighters. I hope you stay in the fight, right beside me.” –George Takei





















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