Whoopi Goldberg and Alyssa Milano found themselves on different sides of the Twitter argument on Tuesday morning, as the latter actress and activist admitted that, despite her hatred of Elon Musk, she’ll be staying on the platform.
While appearing on “The View,” Milano went into detail on why she has returned her Tesla in protest of Musk — explaining that, with her involvement in the MeToo movement, the accusations of sexual harassment against him were too much to ignore — but continues to stay on Twitter. When asked point blank if she’d be staying on the social platform, Milano responded in the affirmative.
“Yeah, because we can’t cede that territory,” she said. “It’s like a turf war now. That’s how I look at it.”
At that, Whoopi disagreed, interjecting before Milano could continue and arguing that, after Musk’s takeover of the company, it’s reached the point of no return.
“Nah. Not that. That one you don’t — there’s other ones you can come and grab, leave that to them,” Whoopi said. “‘Cause that’s what that is meant to be now. It’s not meant to be any better than what we’re seeing.”
Milano fired back though, arguing that if people leave, it’s more like they’re giving up the fight altogether.
“But if we’re not representing our side of the political discourse, aren’t we just saying, ‘You know what, you can have Twitter?’” she retorted. Behar chimed in agreeing, saying that it’s like “you’re handing it over.”
Whoopi remained steadfast though, reinforcing why she herself chose to leave Twitter a few weeks ago.
“Some things you have to walk away from until you can get the control you need of it. Right now, there’s no way to get this control,” she said. “And so, find the ones that you can get and fix, and then come back and run that over. But do your self a favor. Do yourself a favor.”ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!