Mark Ruffalo Tells Elon Musk To Get Off Twitter: ‘It’s Not A Good Look’

Mark Ruffalo has implored Elon Musk to leave Twitter as the social media site nosedives following the Tesla CEO’s takeover. Since he purchased the app, celebs have been leaving in droves and harassment and hate speech have proliferated. Many have questioned Musk’s leadership abilities, epecially after Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Musk of tampering with her account for questioning his decision to make blue ticks available to anyone who pays for them. Ruffalo got involved in the conversation, and things took off from there.

  1. Ocasio-Cortez says her account suddenly went wonky after she spoke out against Musk. She could no longer see her notifications or mentions, which seemed pretty coincidental. “Yo @elonmusk while I have your attention, why should people pay $8 just for their app to get bricked when they say something you don’t like?” she wrote. “This is what my app has looked like ever since my tweet upset you yesterday. What’s good? Doesn’t seem very free speechy to me.”
  2. Mark Ruffalo shared Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet and added a message of his own to Elon Musk. “Elon. Please – for the love of decency – get off Twitter, hand the keys over to someone who does this as an actual job, and get on with running Tesla and SpaceX,” he tweeted. “You are destroying your credibility. It’s just not a good look.”
  3. Musk actually responded to Ruffalo. He claimed that “not everything AOC says is 100% accurate.” Ruffalo agreed, but that was besides the point. ” That’s why having robust filters for dis/misinformation & credible verified users has been a popular feature for people & advertisers alike. We need those safeguards to make sure it’s accurate information, or the app loses credibility, as do you. And people leave,” Ruffalo wrote back.
  4. Sadly, it seems like Twitter is only going to go further downhill from here. It’s likely to turn into a conservative echo chamber, while all legitimate people seek another social media network that’s slightly less toxic.
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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