Last Wednesday, pro-Trump activists invaded the Capitol in Washington, symbol of democracy in the United States. After these events which killed five people, many voices were raised against Donald Trump, accusing him of having incited violence by not recognizing his defeat in the elections to Joe Biden.
Despite the call for calm from the President of the United States and a firm condemnation of the violence that took place on Capitol Hill, Twitter, under the leadership of its CEO Jack Dorsey, suspended Donald Trump’s account permanently.
“After careful consideration of recent @realDonaldTrump account tweets and their context – including how they are understood and interpreted on and off Twitter – we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement to violence. “, explained the social network.
This decision made a strong reaction from celebrities, mostly hostile to the 45th resident of the White House.
Sacha Baron-Cohen, who recently ridiculed Trump in his Borat 2, welcomed the ban of the tenant from the White House. “Twitter has finally banned Trump! We did it!”, exclaimed the artist.
Mark Hamill, famous interpreter of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, said: “And if not, how’s your day going?”, sharing a picture of the US President’s suspended account.
“Twitter has finally had enough of Trump’s lies and taken his megaphone away from him. Good. It makes me proud to be a twitterhead.”, chanted Stephen King, acclaimed author of Shining, Carrie or The Green Line.
Pedro Pascal, the Star Wars Mandalorian, who has often taken anti-Trump positions on Twitter, was also very happy with his ousting from the social network.
Avenger Mark Ruffalo, aka Hulk, thanked Twitter and his teams, ending his tweet with #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy #RemoveTrumpNow.
“Damn … why did you take so long, Jack?” Questions Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of Veep, referring to Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.
Here are a few other star reactions to Trump’s ban, from Whoopi Goldberg to Jameela Jamil to Jemaine Clement.
Among these celebrities, a discordant voice arose, that of Dean Cain, former Superman of Lois & Clark. The latter, worried about freedom of expression, encouraged his followers to follow him on another platform.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, fierce opponent of Donald Trump, also reacted in a 7-minute video, summoning Conan the Barbarian in a powerful and manned speech.