Adele and Dolly Parton among stars reacting to Facebook and Instagram outages

By Keiran Southern
Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon were among the stars reacting to widespread outages for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp (Yui Mok/PA) (Picture: PA Wire)

Adele, Dolly Parton and Reese Witherspoon were among the stars reacting to widespread outages for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The online giants went offline for some users on Monday, 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.

Country music queen Parton, 75, shared a Gif of her striding through saloon doors and wrote: “Everyone showing up to @Twittertoday while @Facebook @instagram @WhatsApp are down like…”

Adele, who has updated her social media profiles apparently teasing the 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!”

Legally Blonde star Witherspoon wrote, “All other social platforms today: Kaput. Twitter:” and added a gif of herself shouting “thank you”.

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.”

Teigen also posted a video of her dog and told fans she would have shared it to Instagram had the platform been working.

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.”

Actress and singer Bette Midler struck a more serious tone and pointed to the bullying often found on social media websites.

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.”


What is inkl?

Important stories

See news based on value, not advertising potential. Get the latest news from around the world.

Trusted newsrooms

We bring you reliable news from the world’s most experienced journalists in the most trusted newsrooms.

Ad-free reading

Read without interruptions, distractions or intrusions of privacy.