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Piers Morgan, 57, has slammed the “ridiculous” reactions of many celebrities to Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, which has prompted some stars to quit the social media platform due to the Tesla businessman’s plan to charge users £17 per month for blue ticks to prove they are verified. It comes after commentator Tristan Snell compared the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk to the invasion of Ukraine by Putin.
Piers, in a recent article for the New York Post, said his comments were beyond “ultra-woke.”
He fumed: “I’m wearily used to insane statements from the ultra-woke brigade, but this was something else.
“A supposedly intelligent man was genuinely comparing the purchase of a social media platform by a maverick free speech-loving billionaire to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s illegal and barbaric invasion of a sovereign democratic country.
“Snell’s hysterical response came in response to the predictable blizzard of left-wing celebrities and pundits throwing their toys out of the stroller and announcing they were quitting Twitter in protest at Musk’s new ownership, including WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
“Call me cynical, but I bet they all come crawling back.”
He added: “The ridiculous overreaction to Musk taking over Twitter has exposed a lot of the very issues that the Tesla and Space X genius has identified and wants to resolve.”
It comes after the TalkTV presenter also hit out at renowned actor Bradley Whitford, 63, on Twitter after the actor warned that Elon, 51, taking over the platform will be a “recipe for disaster”.
In retaliation Piers, who is a self-professed fan of Elon, fired back by calling The West Wing star a “big baby”.
Elon completed his $44bn (£37.9bn) takeover of Twitter on Friday, renaming himself as “Chief Twit” on his profile.
The billionaire’s purchase of the site has been controversial, leaving many worrying about the changes he plans to make to the social media platform.
This morning, Bradley took to Twitter to warn about the takeover in view of his 480,700 followers.
“Entitled bats**t billionaires in charge of the public square is the opposite of freedom and a recipe for disaster,” he wrote.
This evening, Piers, who only recently defended Elon, slammed the star in view of his 7.9 million followers.
Piers wrote: “As opposed to entitled bats**t actors who – unlike @elonmusk – think any views that challenge their own woke-ravaged self-righteous rantings warrant instant cancellation?
“Put your rattle back in your illiberal stroller, you big baby,” he added.
On Thursday, April 14, Elon Musk announced an offer to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share.
He accepted the deal a couple of weeks later on April 25, but by July 8, he was keen to do a U-turn, claiming he wanted to back out.
However, despite the uncertainty over the last few months he has become the owner of the site as of October 27.
Piers told his followers he plans to discuss Elon in tonight’s episode of Piers Morgan Uncensored on TalkTV.
Caitlyn Jenner will be sitting down for an interview with the journalist, with Piers promising talk of “Elon Musk, Twitter, freedom of speech and more”.
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