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Piers Morgan takes swipe at Elton John after singer leaves Twitter

Piers Morgan takes swipe at Elton John after singer leaves Twitter

The music legend announced he was quitting the app yesterday

Piers Morgan has taken a swipe at Sir Elton John after the music legend announced he would be leaving Twitter.

The 'Rocket Man' singer, who is currently embarking on his final ever tour, posted on the social media platform to say he would no longer be using Twitter due to fears that misinformation could now spread.

In a post, he wrote: “All my life I’ve tried to use music to bring people together. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now being used to divide our world.

“I’ve decided to no longer use Twitter, given their recent change in policy which will allow misinformation to flourish unchecked.”

While many fans posted their disappointment about the announcement, including Twitter owner Elon Musk who asked: “I love your music. Hope you come back. Is there any misinformation in particular that you’re concerned about?”

Morgan appeared to be less upset, writing: “I bet Elton doesn’t even know how to tweet.”


Fans of the hit singer were quick to hit back at Morgan with one writing: “That’s Sir Elton John to you.”

Another posted: “He wrote Goodbye Yellow Brick Road I’m sure he can send a tweet.”

While a third joked: “I think he's pretty good with keyboards.”

John is one of several celebrities who have announced they would be leaving the site following several controversies since Musk took over, such as a rollback of its COVID-19 misleading information policy and charging for a blue tick.

While some Twitter users hailed the chance to buy a blue tick as a way of levelling the playing field - others have been left less impressed, including presenter Jeremy Clarkson who believes Musk should be paying him to use the site.

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In his Sunday Time column, he wrote: "The last time I looked, I had seven million followers, but I rarely post anything because the responses I get are always unhinged.

"And now there is talk that the company’s new owner, Elon Musk, is going to make me pay for the blue tick that says I am who I claim to be."

Clarkson went on to question Musk's decision to make people for the blue tick, asking: "Why? I’m the one who helps bring advertisers to the platform.

"I’m the one who has to jump into a tank full of piranhas every time I say anything. You should be paying me."

Featured Image Credit: Talk TV / Scott Chernis / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Piers Morgan, Celebrity, Twitter, Music