Celebrities are reacting to President Donald Trump being permanently suspended from Twitter – and none more joyfully than Chrissy Teigen.
Like many others, Chrissy has long been critical of the President, so much so that she was blocked by Trump in 2017 after she tweeted: ‘Lolllllll no one likes you.’
So when the Lip Sync Battle star found out that Twitter has permanently revoked Trump’s access to his Twitter account, citing ‘the risk of further incitement of violence’, she reacted exactly how we expected.
The 35-year-old tweeted: ‘AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA’, and we imagine she did that in real life too.
Chrissy, who defines her politics as liberal, had criticised Trump long before he entered the White House, but the tweet-happy President soon blocked the model from seeing his tweets.
The feud stepped up further in 2019 when Trump called Chrissy ‘filthy mouthed’ in a bizarre tantrum over not receiving full credit for signing criminal justice reform legislation.
After Chrissy’s husband appeared on MSNBC’s criminal justice reform town hall, Trump tweeted: ‘Now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise. Guys like boring musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is — but I didn’t see them around when we needed help getting it passed.’
Chrissy found the whole thing amusing, and got the phrase #P***yA**B**** trending when she wrote: ‘Lol, what a p***y a** b****. Tagged everyone but me. An honor, Mr President.
‘The absolute best part of his tweet is I literally didn’t speak in the special, nor was I mentioned. I’m cackling at the pointless addition of me because he cannot not be a b****.’
While Chrissy had more of a Twitter history with Trump, she was far from the only celebrity celebrating Twitter’s decision, which came two days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to prevent the confirmation of Joe Biden’s presidency.
Avengers star Mark Ruffalo tweeted: ‘Thank you @Twitter & the board. #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy #RemoveTrumpNow’, while Whoopi Goldberg simply wrote: ‘Finally.’
Sacha Baron Cohen tweeted: ‘This is the most important moment in the history of social media.
‘The world’s largest platforms have banned the world’s biggest purveyor of lies, conspiracies and hate.
‘To every Facebook and Twitter employee, user and advocate who fought for this–the entire world thanks you!’
Glee star Kevin McHale added: ‘This isn’t about censorship or free speech. It’s about protecting lives. Trump’s words have now directly lead to five deaths and an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Twitter and tech companies should always ban anyone who incites and encourages violence — especially when they have a big platform.’
However, others asked why the suspension didn’t come sooner, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus tweeting: ‘What the fuck took you so long @jack?’
A statement from Twitter read: ‘After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
‘In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action. Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
‘However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things.’
The safety team also said that plans had ‘begun proliferating on and off-Twitter’ for a ‘proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021’, and cited Trump’s tweet about not attending Biden’s inauguration as a possible ‘encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending’.
Trump, who will be replaced as President on January 20, released a statement saying he had been negotiating with other websites and promised a ‘big announcement soon’.
He added: ‘Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely.’
Credit: Original article published here.