United States President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was banned on Friday, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence” following the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. According to Twitter, after a ‘close review’ of Trump’s tweets, the decision to permanently ban his account was taken. Soon after this news broke, many celebrities took to social media to express their relief over his Twitter ban.
Donald Trump’s Twitter account banned; celebs react
Celebrities did not hold back from candidly expressing their happiness over Trump’s ban from the microblogging site. Television personality and model Chrissy Teigen – who once got into an infamous spat with Trump on Twitter – posted a snap of his suspended account and left a rather lengthy ‘laughter’ on the same. Chrissy has always been quite vocal about her views on Trump. Take a look at her tweet below.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 8, 2021
Now You See Me fame Mark Ruffalo thanked ‘Twitter and the team’ for banning his account while Downhill actress Julia Louis Dreyfus asked the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey what took them so long to take this action. Hillary Clinton refrained from saying anything but retweeted her 2016 tweet in which she had asked Trump to delete his account.
Take a look at some of the celebrities’ tweets below:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 9, 2021
Thank you @Twitter & the board. #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy #RemoveTrumpNow @btaylor @omidkordestani @rosenblattdavid @authorzoellick @Marthalanefox @pichette @jessecohn4 @egon_durban @drfeifei @NOIweala @EV @biz @Jack https://t.co/0XxQ0M0yLN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 8, 2021
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) January 9, 2021
— Drew Dixon (@deardrewdixon) January 8, 2021
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) January 8, 2021