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‘Twitter is, was, and will always be a dumpster fire’: Ryan Reynolds Says Elon Musk Taking Over Twitter is Good News Since He Likes ‘Dumpster Fires’

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Elon Musk played another one of his cards this year, taking control of the social media platform Twitter, and firing much of the previous team, including the CEO. Ever since then, the new ideas he has for the platform haven’t been well received by the users, who are quite worried about their future with Twitter, well excluding actor Ryan Reynolds.

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Actor Ryan Reynolds

While many big names have spoken up about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, disagreeing with most his ways, Ryan Reynolds doesn’t seem to be minding it. In a recent interview, the actor stated that Twitter is quite like a dumpster fire and that according to him, social media platforms aren’t that big of a deal as they keep coming and going.

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Twitter’s A Dumpster Fire According to Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell in Spirited (2022)

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During a promotion for his new film Spirited, Ryan Reynolds appeared for an interview with AP Entertainment along with co-actors Octavia Spenser, Sunita Mani, and Will Ferrell. In the middle of the conversation, Reynolds let his fans know what he thinks about the mess that Twitter is in right now. Apparently, he doesn’t seem to care about the “dumpster fire” at all, in fact, he kind of likes it.

“I mean, I don’t know, I just look at it like, you know, Twitter is, was, and will always be a dumpster fire. And I like dumpster fires because something’s wrong with me.”

Adding to Reynolds’ comparison of Twitter and dumpster fires, Spenser stated that she was a “firefighter.” Now, why doesn’t the Deadpool actor care about Twitter given the fact the platform is filled to the brim with celebrities and fans who want to talk to them? Well, his nonchalance is owed to his belief that social media platforms are made to come and go, and nothing is quite permanent.

“Exactly. But who knows? We’ve got to play it by ear. We’ll see where it all goes. I was around when MySpace and Friendster were a thing, and social media platforms – it feels like Twitter and TikTok are everything right now- these things all come and go, like anything in life.”

This view of his comes after he joined another social media platform, Tumblr. He inaugurated his account on the platform with a gif set from Deadpool, captioning the post as “Oh hello, Tumblr.” Fans were excited to have the actor on the platform mainly used by fans to blog about their favourite franchises. A user replied to his post jokingly asking if he didn’t have the eight dollars to pay Twitter’s fee.

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What’s Going On With Twitter?

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Elon Musk

Now this might be one question which no one has quite the right answer to, maybe not even Elon Musk himself. Musk has made quite a few controversial adjustments to Twitter, including one which involves the blue verification tick. What could be controversial about a free to use check mark besides a popular name? That’s just it. It’s not free anymore. Thanks to Musk, anyone can opt for the tick as long as they have given the $8 monthly fee.

This sparked anger among celebrities who were worried about getting impersonated on the platform. Well, this worry became a reality as Twitter struggled to keep the impersonators in check. One impersonator, acting as basketball legend LeBron James, tweeted that he is looking for a trade from his Lakers team to another. This just made spreading misinformation much easier on the platform.

Musk is now tackling this ordeal by coming up with a new color scheme. The verification tick will now be relaunched where companies will have a golden one, government will have grey, while celebrities and Twitter Blue subscribers will sport the usual blue tick. Subscribers will also need to verify their identities. Looks like Reynolds might’ve been right to call it a “dumpster fire!”

Spirited is now streaming on Apple TV+.

Source: AP Entertainment

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.