Elton John quits Twitter, blames ‘misinformation’

Elton John, the renowned singer-songwriter, has decided to quit Twitter. 

This makes him the latest high-profile individual to do so since Elon Musk acquired the platform. And, like many of those who have already departed, John doesn’t seem to like the fact that Musk is working to bring free speech back to the platform – or, at least, eliminate its conspicuous left-wing bias.

“I’ve decided . . .”

John announced his decision to depart from Twitter in a message that he posted to the platform on Friday morning.

“All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together,” John began. “Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world.”

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

So far, John has been true to his word – at least in terms of posting messages. He hasn’t posted any messages since announcing his departure.

Musk: “Hope you come back”

John’s announcement of his departure from Twitter was enough to earn a response from Elon Musk, himself.

“I love your music,” Musk wrote. “Hope you come back.”

Musk followed up with, “Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?”

It’s the perfect response from Musk: one of kindness and concern.

Crickets

John, at least publicly, has not answered the question. And so, it remains unclear what specifically caused him to suddenly make this decision to leave at this particular time.

Others, however, did try to answer the question for John. Many pointed to the fact that Musk has allowed many users – particularly users who lean to the right politically – to return to the platform after their accounts had been banned by Twitter’s previous management.

One would suspect that this played a role in John’s decision. But, we won’t know for sure until or unless John lets us know.

Although John did garner a lot of support for his decision, there were many others who offered a different opinion. Some accused John of disseminating his “misinformation” at times – such as during the COVID pandemic, others suggested that it is unlikely John actually wrote the tweet, others suggested that he was just virtue signaling, and finally, others, said something like this:

Musicians stick to [email protected], shouldn’t get involved into politics. It’s sad to see how artist, musicians and businesses owners get into politics. Create art and beautiful music and stay out of politics.

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