Elon Musk’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Twitter has boosted even the most famous as the innovations keep coming.
Amber Heard’s account disappeared a few days after the former bought the platform for 44 billion dollars, as her handle @realAmberHeard has not been found since Thursday.
While others social media watchdogs speculating that she may have wanted a break from endless controversy following her public court dispute with ex-husband Johnny Depp, some questioned whether it had something to do with Musk.
The couple got engaged in 2016, kept their romance under wraps for less than a year before going public, and split in 2018.
The two first met on the set of “Machete Kills” in 2013, which Heard starred in and Musk made a cameo. At the time Musk was with his then-wife Talulah Riley, and Heard was with her husband Depp.
It wasn’t until 2016 that Musk started dating Heard, but the new romance didn’t come without turmoil. In 2017, they broke up for the first time – which Musk said was “amicable” – then got back together, then broke up again for good.
But the divorce didn’t stop Musk from appearing in Heard’s life — or the conversation. In the bombshell defamation trial between Heard and Depp, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star accused her ex of cheating with Musk before their divorce.
While the Tesla executive denied the claims, he dismissed the lawsuit, saying they are both “amazing” or “potential.”
But now that Heard’s Twitter account has mysteriously disappeared, speculators wonder if the seemingly friendly relationship may have turned sour, even if it isn’t obvious. Reps for the “Aquaman” actor and Musk did not return The Post’s requests for comment.
Meanwhile, Musk’s take on social media hasn’t been a success, as many stars left the platform after the app’s new owner demanded $8 to keep the blue cookies.
Earlier this week, Musk fired back at critics who criticized him for charging a monthly fee for a confirmed location, but the tech mogul isn’t going around on his decision — which is $12 less than his subscription plan.
“To all the complainers, please keep complaining, but it’s going to be $8,” he said laughing on stage.
On Tuesday, he revealed his motivation behind charging a certified token, saying the current certification process is “bull-t.”
“Twitter’s current bosses & farmers system of with or without a blue checkmark is bull-t,” Musk tweeted. “Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.”
His announcement and the sudden chaos of Twitter everyone knows and wants to ruffle feathers with already established users, causing great starburst such as “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes and actor Rob Reiner.
“Not waiting for anything Elon has planned. Bye,” Rhimes said tweeted last week.
“[Pay] $20 a month to keep my blue check? F–k that, they have to pay me. If that gets started, I’ll be gone like Enron,” said author Stephen King tweeted this week.
“Musk makes me think of Tom Sawyer, who is given the job of cleaning the fence as punishment. Tom forces his friends to do work for him, and to pay for the privilege. That’s what Musk wants to do with Twitter. No, no, no,” King wrote later in a follow-up tweet.
Meanwhile, other stars are preparing for an online battle, opposing Musk’s lofty ideas and “crackpot conspiracy theory.”
“A few hours after taking control of this platform, its owner spread conspiracy theories about an attempt to kill Speaker Pelosi. This is not the time to quit. This is the time to fight for our Democracy. Vote blue. Contact Congress. Then check the election,” Reiner tweeted.
“The stories posted @ this $8/mo service are unbelievable. Based on the proposed $99/year annual fee where 8×12=$96 what are the benefits of Twitter Blue now with NFT avatars? Where did it go? Also how do you give a [blue check mark] & then ask me to pay? I’ve been on trial for 13 yrs?” criticized actor William Shatner on Thursday.
Musk’s dramatic overhaul of the app has even caused advertising agencies to “pause” advertising on the app, as the Tesla CEO is pushing for major changes to the platform. The changes are so big and fast, that Musk, as interim CEO, is pushing his staff to work around the clock.
A photo of Twitter director of product management Esther Crawford was posted to the app Wednesday, showing Crawford sleeping in a sleeping bag under the office floor. This post follows news of Musk reportedly cutting staff in half and firing top executives.
“When you want something from your boss on elon twitter,” the tweet read, accompanied by the snap, which was sent by Evan Jones, product manager of Twitter Spaces.
“When your team is pushing the clock to make deadlines sometimes you #SleepWhereYouWork,” Crawford. he replied.