Phillip Schofield deletes Twitter because of ‘vile and disgusting’ trolls04/26/2022
TV Star Phillip Schofield has revealed that he's deleted Twitter, and that he wants “no part of it” because of the online abuse he gets.
Phillip, who recently turned 60, was discussing the popular online social media platform on This Morning in the wake of SpaceX’s Elon Musk acquiring it for £34.5 billion.
As a result, Twitter will now be a privately owned company.
Addressing the tech billionaire buying it, Phillip expressed his concerns that the platform “could become even more of a cesspit than it already is”.
“I’ve deleted it off my phone,” he revealed. “And I’ll quite openly say that because there is a section that is wonderful and magnificent and funny and informative. And there is a section that is vile and disgusting and I want no part of it in my life.”
While Phillip has deleted the app off his phone, he admitted that his account is still active.
Once a religious user of Twitter, the This Morning presenter hasn’t tweeted since December 2021.
Phillip joins actress Jameela Jamil in boycotting the platform after Elon acquired Twitter.
Announcing that she’d no longer be using it, Jameela wrote on Monday 25 April alongside a string of snaps with her dog: “Ah [Elon] got twitter. I would like this to be my what lies here as my last tweet. Just really *any* excuse to show pics of Barold.”
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She went on: “I fear this free speech bid is going to help this hell platform reach its final form of totally lawless hate, bigotry, and misogyny. Best of luck.”
Jameela's comments come after Elon described free speech as “the bedrock of a functioning democracy”.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” he wrote following the news of his successful purchase.
“Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and users to unlock it," Elon added.
The billionaire has recently secretly welcomed a second childwith his ex-partner Claire Elise Boucher, AKA the singer Grimes.
The pair had their daughter via surrogate during the pandemic, which enabled them to keep it all under the radar, and they named her Exa Dark Sideræl Musk – but call her Y.
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