Jameela Jamil is sticking to her assertion that she would leave Twitter if Elon Musk bought it.
A few hours before Musk’s acquisition, Jamil wrote, “One good thing about Elon buying twitter is that I will *FINALLY* leave and stop being a complete menace to society on here.” She added, “it’s a win win for you all.”
When her followers asked why she was leaving the platform, Jamil explained that she expects Twitter to “become an even more lawless hateful xenophobic, bigoted, misogynistic space”. And if that wasn’t enough to set you off Twitter, she added she was also concerned about “being manipulated about crypto.”
Musk’s $44 billion bid was accepted by Twitter’s board and Jamil quickly posted her last tweet.
“I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet. Just really *any* excuse to show pics of Barold,” she wrote, adding photos of her dog.
“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. ❤️” she wrote.
She took to Instagram not a day later to share the hateful private messages she’s received since leaving.
Jamil said that “some angry white men” disagreed with her and promptly called her a “dumb bitch” then threatened to kill her.
No wonder she left.
“I don’t want a freedom of hate speech because it is detrimental to the freedom of speech of the oppressed as they face such horrific and scary real life consequences for objecting to their oppression,” Jamil wrote on her post.
Jamil pointed out that this is a “move towards (esp straight male) white entitlement”. She decided to pick the “freedom to protect [her] sanity” and focus on her dog.
Jamil is the first big celebrity to depart the platform, but may not be the last.