Adele, Dolly Parton, Snoop Dogg and Reese Witherspoon were among the stars reacting to Monday’s widespread outages for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
The online giants went offline for many users around the world, causing chaos for those who rely on the platforms.
Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, released a statement on Monday evening, confirming the sites were beginning to come back online.
Twitter remained one of the only major social media platforms unaffected and users shared their reactions on the site.
Adele, who has updated her social media profiles ahead of an apparent imminent release of her new album, replied to a tweet from Twitter’s official account.
“Hello literally everyone,” Twitter said in a joke about an influx of users.
Adele replied: “Hiya babes!”
Country music queen Dolly shared a Gif of her striding through saloon doors and wrote: “Everyone showing up to @Twitter
today while @Facebook @instagram @WhatsApp are down like…”
Legally Blonde star Reese wrote, “All other social platforms today: Kaput. Twitter:” and added a gif of herself shouting “thank you”.
Rapper Snoop Dogg had some predictable advice for any followers looking for ways to stay occupied.
The musician, known for his love of cannabis, said: “Ig (Instagram) down? Roll one and be productive.”
Ig down? Roll one and be productive 💨
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) October 4, 2021
TV personality Chrissy Teigen made her return to Twitter following a break amid a high-profile bullying row.
She said: “Everything’s down!! honestly take it all away from us.”
everything’s down!! honestly take it all away from us
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 4, 2021
Meanwhile, actress and singer Bette Midler struck a more serious tone and pointed to the bullying often found on social media websites.
Facebook and Instagram are down. I guess that’s a good thing; a few hours respite for the poor kids who are bullied incessantly on those sites. All the adults in the room are hoping they stay down.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) October 4, 2021
She said: “Facebook and Instagram are down. I guess that’s a good thing; a few hours respite for the poor kids who are bullied incessantly on those sites. All the adults in the room are hoping they stay down.”
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