Celebrities are reacting to the permanent suspension of President Donald Trump's Twitter account.
The company banned the @realdonaldtrump account for good on Friday, citing risk that the president would incite further violence. Twitter first locked Trump out of his account on Wednesday for inflammatory posts after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, but the company lifted the suspension the following day.
"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," read a company statement late Friday.
Many stars cheered the decision in the wake of the company's announcement.
Chrissy Teigen simply wrote, "AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA..."
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 8, 2021
"What the (expletive) took you so long @jack?" asked Julia Louis-Dreyfus, addressing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
"The year is looking up again," wrote Jameela Jamil.
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain retweeted Twitter's announcement and added a warning: "He's gonna burn the White House to the ground."
Sacha Baron Cohen urged for further action from social media platforms, calling for the removal of Trump's YouTube account and tagging the CEOs of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, and Google, Sundar Pichai, in a tweet on Monday.
"Virtually every social media company has removed Trump ... EXCEPT YouTube," the "Borat" star wrote. "Trump's YouTube channel is STILL showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS of people!"
He added: "Retweet and tell @Google, @sundarpichai, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki – do the right thing!"
Virtually every social media company has removed Trump...EXCEPT YouTube.
Trump's YouTube channel is STILL showing videos of his election lies to MILLIONS of people!
Retweet and tell @Google, @sundarpichai, @YouTube, @SusanWojcicki--do the right thing! #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy pic.twitter.com/GHiUJqnTbw
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) January 11, 2021
Others, however, took issue with the suspension.
"If you’re on the right or not woke or want to raise Q’s about the integrity of our electoral system, you’re next," wrote Megyn Kelly.
If you’re on the right or not woke or want to raise Q’s about the integrity of our electoral system, you’re next. https://t.co/3X5ZETw44P
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) January 9, 2021
User @ozzygutierrez1 replied to Kelly that "there is a difference between raising Q's about the integrity of our electoral system and actively undermining our institutions and advocating for violence like he did."
Kirstie Alley, a vocal Trump supporter, took to Twitter Friday to criticize Trump's permanent ban from the social media platform.
Hey @jack Why didn’t you suspend these four people’s accounts for inciting riots for months?" the actress questioned with an image of Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and others.
In another tweet with a screenshot from an article about the 2020 protests in Portland over the death of George Floyd, she added, "Remember this? Remember all the fires, killing, terrorizing, destruction and yes, at FEDERAL buildings? It was HIDEOUS & ILLEGAL.Remember how these criminals got FUNDED & bailed out? NO ONE WAS OUSTED FROM PLATFORMS including politicos who ENDORSED the VIOLENCE. Remember?"
Former soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr. tweeted directly at Twitter's CEO.
"You evil dirtbags Twitter @jack," he wrote, calling Trump "The Greatest President in History."
Comedian Sarah Cooper questioned the president's state of mind following the ban.
"Uhm," she wrote. "Anyone worried he might lose his mind. Who the hell is going to explain to him that his precious Twitter followers are all gone"
Uhm. Anyone worried he might lose his mind. Who the hell is going to explain to him that his precious Twitter followers are all gone
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) January 8, 2021
"FINALLY!" she wrote. "Can we put them on a family plan? Don Jr, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, Jared, you too Melania...Shut all of those scoundrels down!"
According to author Stephen King, Twitter "finally got fed up with Trump's lying (expletive) and took away his megaphone."
"Good," he added. "Makes me proud to be a twitterhead."
Hillary Clinton called back to one of her past tweets during the 2016 election in which she ran against Trump for the presidency. At the time, she tweeted at Trump, "Delete your account."
On Friday, Clinton resurfaced her old tweet with a checkmark emoji.
Meanwhile, Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted that "free-speech no longer exists in America."
"It died with big tech and what’s left is only there for a chosen few," he added.
Billy Eichner joked about going a step farther than the Twitter suspension.
"Don’t just ban him from Twitter, FORCE him to join Bumble," he wrote. The comedian also jokingly pleaded for Dorsey to "please take me next."
"I need to get the hell off of here I have things to do," he added.
.@jack please take me next I need to get the hell off of here I have things to do
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 8, 2021
"Congratulations to the #BeBest campaign for finally getting some results!" wrote the Twitter account for "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah," referencing first lady Melania Trump's anti-bullying campaign.
Contributing: Jessica Guynn
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Twitter bans Trump: Chrissy Teigen, Whoopi Goldberg and more react