Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor is able to fly the Twitter coop, and it appears to be affecting Elon Musk.
The “Closer” singer instructed the Hollywood Reporter over the weekend that he was about to hitch the handful of celebrities and stars who’re leaving the social media platform since Musk took over on the finish of October.
“We don’t need the arrogance of the billionaire class to feel like they can just come in and solve everything,” Reznor instructed THR. “Even without him involved, I just find that it has become such a toxic environment.”
Reznor added that he doesn’t “feel good” being on the platform anymore. Even although he didn’t explicitly identify the Tesla proprietor, Musk appeared to take it personally.
On Monday, the SpaceX founder tweeted, “[I]t turns out Trent ‘nine inch nails’ Reznor is actually a crybaby,” in response to a post about the weekend reinstatement of former President Trump’s Twitter account.
Replying to Musk, another Twitter user called the tech billionaire a “stupid idiot” and praised Reznor as “one of the best musicians ever.” Musk then took another dig at Reznor — who had no part in the Twitter back-and-forth.
“I like his music tbh, but maybe Etsy is more his style,” he tweeted, referring to the online crafts marketplace.
Musk took shots at Reznor less than a week after he poked fun at late-night host Jimmy Fallon’s concerns over the trending hashtag “#RIPJimmyFallon.”
Last Tuesday, misinformation concerning the comic’s faux demise unfold on Twitter through memes. Concerned, Fallon referred to as on Musk for assist, although he didn’t tag him in a method that may set off a notification.
“Elon, can you fix this? #RIPJimmyFallon,” the host tweeted last week.
In response, Musk provided up jokes as a substitute of direct options.
“Fix what?,” he first responded.
Then Musk wrote, in one other reply, “Wait a second, how do we all know you’re not an alien physique snatcher pretending to be Jimmy!? Say one thing that solely the true Jimmy would say …”
Fallon went on to use the death hoax as “Tonight Show” material, but other celebrities aren’t finding the humor in Musk’s antics. Among those who said they’re leaving Twitter are Shonda Rhimes, Toni Braxton and Sara Bareilles.
“Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,” producer and showrunner Rhimes tweeted Oct. 29.
A fellow musician joining Reznor in exiting Twitter is White Stripes rocker Jack White. On Sunday, he condemned Musk for reinstating Trump’s account.
“This is straight up you trying to help a fascist have a platform so you can eventually get your tax breaks,” White wrote on Instagram. “I mean, how many more billions do you need that you have to risk democracy itself to obtain it?”