Elton John Takes Swipe at Twitter in Departure Announcement, Elon Musk Responds


And another one bites the dust.

Sir Elton John has joined the ranks of the thin-skinned celebrities who cannot bear to remain on a social media platform that doesn’t censor users with whose worldviews they disagree.

The Grammy winner made the announcement Friday in the same ironically unaware fashion in which so many of them have: on Twitter.

“All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world,” John wrote on Twitter. Or someone did — John, a publicist, an unpaid intern, whoever.

“I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked,” he added.

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The responses he received were probably about what you’d expect — although perhaps not what John expected.

One of the more tongue-in-check came from the social media giant’s CEO himself, Elon Musk.

Others were more direct.

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I’ll toss in two more, one because I simply can’t ignore a “Tombstone” reference when I have the opportunity not to:

And one because it’s probably the best response so far:

Gordon Johnson may have a point; while others who have announced their Twitter departures have shut down their accounts, John’s Twitter account has remained active for more than five hours since posting his farewell tweet — and deleting a Twitter account isn’t exactly rocket science.

Especially not for the Rocket Man himself.

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George Upper is the former Editor-in-Chief of The Western Journal and was a weekly co-host of "WJ Live," powered by The Western Journal. He is currently a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. A former U.S. Army special operator, teacher and consultant, he is a lifetime member of the NRA and an active volunteer leader in his church. Born in Foxborough, Massachusetts, he has lived most of his life in central North Carolina.
George Upper, is the former editor-in-chief of The Western Journal and is now a contributing editor in the areas of faith, politics and culture. He currently serves as the connections pastor at Awestruck Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a former U.S. Army special operator, teacher, manager and consultant. Born in Massachusetts, he graduated from Foxborough High School before joining the Army and spending most of the next three years at Fort Bragg. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in English as well as a Master's in Business Administration, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He and his wife life only a short drive from his three children, their spouses and his grandchildren. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and in his spare time he shoots, reads a lot of Lawrence Block and John D. MacDonald, and watches Bruce Campbell movies. He is a fan of individual freedom, Tommy Bahama, fine-point G-2 pens and the Oxford comma.
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