Twitter Shutting Down Vine App: Social Media Stars React
"The app came at a crucial time in my creative life," 'Billions' co-creator Brian Koppelman tweeted after the announcement was made Thursday morning.
Twitter's announcement that it would be shutting down video app Vine sent social media into a frenzy Thursday morning.
The 3-year-old social platform, which gave rise to a new class of online stars that included Andrew Bachelor and Cameron Dallas among others, gained popularity for its users' creative and comedic use of looped six-second clips.
Following the news of Vine's shuttering, Patton Oswalt, Trevor Noah, Billions co-creator Brian Koppelman, Modern Family writer and executive producer Danny Zuker and more Hollywood notables took to Twitter to react to the news with both sadness and humor.
Koppelman shared an emotional message to his followers, in which he credited the app for the birth of his Showtime series. "Watching so many people get inspired by what I was saying...it led to my podcast, in many ways led to the writing of Billions," he tweeted.
Noah, on the other hand, posted his own Vine video poking fun at the app's short, six-second timeframe.
See the online reactions below.
They can take away our Vine but our shining Vine stars shall live on forever in failed, ill-conceived, unaired TV pilots!— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) October 27, 2016
Looks like Vine's 6 seconds are up.— @midnight (@midnight) October 27, 2016
1) I have a surprisingly heavy reaction to the news @vine is shutting down. The app came at a crucial time in my creative life.— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) October 27, 2016
2) Making one @vine a day for 340 days, seeing that response, using it to inspire a reawakening of my own creative voice...— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) October 27, 2016
3) Watching so many people get inspired by what I was saying...it led to my podcast, in many ways led to the writing of Billions.— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) October 27, 2016
Grateful to the @vine team. And all of you for participating in it with me.— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) October 27, 2016
Watch Trevor's full statement on the breaking news about Vine. https://t.co/lseysyrnDB— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 27, 2016
Tough day for Vine stars. At least when my shows got cancelled they didn't cancel television— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) October 27, 2016
Bye Vine! I made a dozen videos on you and never checked the comments! https://t.co/VsRDggcjdK— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) October 27, 2016
Guys let's all watch Vines all day and think about how much we love Vine for another hour and 22 minutes— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 27, 2016
Bachelor (better known as King Bach), Hayes Grier and other Vine users who have gained social huge followings over the years bid the app a bittersweet farewell.
but in all seriousness. thank you vine for changing my life. for giving me my friends, my confidence, and my career. i love you forever.— daddy (@TheGabbieShow) October 27, 2016
vine saved me in one of my darkest and loneliest times & provided me with a voice, an outlet, and a community.— daddy (@TheGabbieShow) October 27, 2016
Popular YouTubers also took to Twitter to react to the news.
omg @ vine getting shut down?? how are we going to share important content like this?? https://t.co/xdDt1xJ2uV— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) October 27, 2016
SO SOON— Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) October 27, 2016
RIP Vine— Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) October 27, 2016