We doubt Twitter is pleased about this.
On Thursday, Rose McGowan announced that she, along with many other women on Twitter, would be boycotting the social media site on October 13. Why?? Well, the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement came about after the service temporarily suspended the Charmed alum’s account amid tweets about Harvey Weinstein and Ben Affleck.
Unsurprisingly, numerous A-listers — including Chrissy Teigen, Mark Ruffalo, Gina Rodriguez, etc. — have vocalized their support for the boycott and have promised to not post on Friday. Be sure to ch-ch-check out their declarations (below)!
I stand with my sisters. I won’t be live tweeting the premiere of Jane the Virgin tomorrow. Instead come on over to @instagram I’ll do BTS! pic.twitter.com/MKQkOlvGJl
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 13, 2017
Other stars were quick to pledge their allegiance to the boycott:
Ok ok Jesus, let me clear this up. #WomenBoycottTwitter will not silence us, but @Twitter will make much less $$ b/c of fewer clicks. I’m in pic.twitter.com/LPEbKJwpgM
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 13, 2017
Racism, misogyny, war on poor, war on press, possibly actual war, some good puns.
In an attempt to diffuse the drama, Twitter released the following statement to People:
“We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service. The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.
Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.”
What do YOU think?? Are you participating in the boycott??
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
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