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Amid Musk Twitter chaos, athletes & celebs cope just like us

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No, LeBron James does not want to be traded — that was put into the world by a fake Twitter feed purporting to belong to the Los Angeles Lakers superstar when a pay-$8-and-pretend-to-be-anyone verification system made a brief appearance.And no, actor Edward Norton is not all that worried about the possible demise of the social media site under Elon Musk's leadership.“If a lot of that stuff went away,” Norton said, “I think we'd be the better for it.”In a similar vein, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP with 4.5 million followers, said: “I look forward to the day I have no social media, which may be coming sooner rather than later.”Yes, athletes and celebrities from the entertainment world are just like us: They're monitoring the chaos and uncertainty surrounding Twitter since its new owner came aboard.

They're not necessarily sure how to proceed — and not necessarily sure the microblogging bird app's disappearance would be the sky-is-falling disaster some are making it out to be.“I just look at it like, you know, Twitter is, was and will always be a dumpster fire,” said actor Ryan Reynolds, surely echoing the sentiments of many, famous or otherwise.“But who knows?

We've got to play it by ear. I mean, we'll see where it all goes,” said Reynolds, who has 20 million followers. “I was around when MySpace and Friendster were a thing and ...

it feels like Twitter and TikTok are everything right now. But these things, they all come and go, like anything in life.”Launched in 2006, Twitter created a space where the well-known could circumvent traditional media and communicate directly with fans to push messages or products while, in turn, increasing the site's popularity among the hoi polloi.

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