Days after Elon Musk 44 billion acquisition of the company, Amber Heard’s Twitter account vanished


Days after Elon Musk 44 billion acquisition of the company, Amber Heard’s Twitter account vanished, and celebrities ranging from William Shatner to Stephen King quit over the $8 monthly fee for blue tick status.

As a number of celebrities protest the takeover, Amber Heard appears to have deleted her Twitter account just days after her ex-boyfriend Elon Musk bought the social media site.

The movie star’s account was absent as of Thursday, according to a search for @realAmberHeard. Although the reason Heard deleted her account was not immediately clear, several Twitter users speculated that she might have wanted a break from the criticism following her defamation case against ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Others, though, questioned whether having her ex-boyfriend in charge of her social media account caused her to reconsider staying. Heard and Musk started dating in 2016, and after dating covertly for a year, they made their romance public.

There were rumors that the couple had ended their relationship in February 2018. In response to rumors of their breakup, the couple said: “We would like to speak for ourselves.” Since we haven’t been able to see each other very often, the distance has significantly hurt our connection. Of course, there are ups and downs in every relationship.

After Musk became CEO following a back-and-forth with Twitter’s board, of which he is currently the lone member, other celebrities also looked to distance themselves from the network. Heard was not the only one. Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and singer Toni Braxton both declared they would leave their positions if the modifications were implemented.

Following Musk’s announcement that he will charge $8 instead of the previously promised $20 for a blue-tick verification badge, more celebrities flocked to Twitter to voice their opposition to the impending changes.

The online protests started quickly after Stephen King, a writer of horror novels, threatened to abandon the network if it started charging users. He stated, echoing the feelings of other celebrities who were critical of Musk’s modifications, “They should pay me.”

Musk first hinted that he wanted to lower the price from $20 to $8 in response to a tweet from the author of The Shining criticizing the new fee.

Since he acquired the business, Musk, 51, has been promoting his concept for a blue check fee on social media, arguing it would eliminate the present “lords and peasants” structure.

Actress Mia Farrow, Madam Secretary Téa Leoni, She Hulk’s Jameela Jamil, authors and activists Shaun King and Amy Siskind, as well as others, have threatened to boycott the platform following Elon Musk’s appointment.

According to Bloomberg, the “badges” might become active as early as Monday, with current owners of blue checks enjoying a “grace period” of several months before being required to pay or lose it. In an effort to cut costs, Musk also wants to terminate Twitter’s “work from anywhere” policy and lay off around 3,700 staff by the end of this week.

Throughout his bid to acquire Twitter, Musk had expressed ambivalence about the number of roles he would cut, first claiming up to 75% of the company’s 7,500 employees before informing staff last week, with some reports indicating it would be 25%.