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Celebrities Take to Twitter to Share Their Reactions to the Instagram & Facebook Blackout

Laura Beatham
Oct 06, 2021
06:50 A.M.

Facebook and Instagram were down on Monday, October 4, and various celebrities took to Twitter to share their reactions and make light of the situation.

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Country singer Dolly Parton, rapper Meek Mill, and TV personalities Andy Cohen, Scott Disick, and Jimmy Kimmel all took to Twitter on Monday to react to Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp going down.

Facebook and its various social media platforms experienced a couple of hours outage on Monday. The official Facebook Twitter page confirmed that some people were having trouble accessing its products.

A photo showing Instagram unable to load a post. | Photo: Shutterstock

A photo showing Instagram unable to load a post. | Photo: Shutterstock

The platforms were offline for at least four hours when Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer tweeted a vague update and explained they were experiencing network issues and were working to restore connectivity.

A few more hours later, he tweeted that the platforms should be up and running, and Facebook made sure to apologize to its communities for the possible adverse effects the outage might have caused:

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"We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us."

Dolly Parton on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Dolly Parton on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

With Facebook and Instagram down, many internet users turned to Twitter to get their social media fix, including an array of celebrities who took the opportunity to make light of the situation.

"9 to 5" singer and country icon Dolly Parton was part of those acknowledging the incident. She shared a GIF of a vintage video of herself making a grand entrance into what looks like a country saloon.

Scott Disick used the incident to promote his clothing brand, Talentless.

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Alongside the GIF, Parton wrote about how everyone jumped onto Twitter after the other platforms went down. Her tweet received a lot of love, with over 50 thousand likes.

While Parton noted everyone's arrival to the platform, Bravo TV personally Andy Cohen remarked that perhaps next time Twitter should join the social media outage, tweeting:

"The world without Facebook and Instagram seems more fun. Maybe Twitter next??"

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Taking a more humorous approach to the situation, Jimmy Kimmel wrote that because Facebook was down, he had to turn to Twitter to ask if anyone knew what livestock medication to use for a sinus infection.

Meanwhile, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star, Scott Disick used the incident to promote his clothing brand, Talentless, as he wrote that if users did not have anything to do, they should browse his hoodies.

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A few hours later, with no restoration in sight, Disick again posted that if users still had nothing to do, they should check out the brand's new Collegiate Collection.

"Sharing Locations" rapper Meek Mill summed up every Instagram and Facebook user's thought as he acknowledged that it was crazy that all of the social media were down.

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