It comes after Musk revealed plans to monetize verification ticks.
To various Hollywood actors with accounts of Twitter verified have had their pages suspended for parodying the new head of the social media platform, Elon Musk .
Twitter’s verified blue tag is soon to become a fee-based item, which has caused a backlash online. In recent days, several verified stars have used their own accounts to mimic Musk’s, including those of American comedians Sarah Silverman and Kathy Griffin.
Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder/CEO Musk who last month bought Twitter for $44bn (£29bn) wrote on the platform yesterday (November 6): “Going forward, any Twitter handles that engage in phishing without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.”
He made the move after Twitter users began adopting his name and image on the platform to mock him and his decisions since he acquired the network.
To the former star of Saturday night Live , Silverman, had his account suspended after he changed his name and profile picture to reflect Musk’s. According to rolling stone took advantage of the little time she had by posing as Musk to tweet: “I am a free speech absolutist and I eat breakfast every day.”
1) 9 days ago, 2) yesterday 3) today. we have fun pic.twitter.com/eTKap8PBuK
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 7, 2022
Meanwhile, the Comedian Griffin used her new parody account to send a political message before being suspended.
Ahead of the US midterms, she wrote: “After many spirited discussions with the women in my life, I have decided that voting blue for your election is the right thing to do. (They’re also sexy women, by the way.) #VoteBlueToProtectWomen.”
Griffin account screenshots (as captured by pop crave ) next:
Comedian Kathy Griffin has been suspended on Twitter for impersonating Elon Musk. pic.twitter.com/I1dJOvCnmu
— PopCrave (@PopCrave) November 7, 2022
Other actors who have apparently received a suspension for parodying Musk include the star by Mad Men Rich Sommer and former NFL star Chris Kluwe.
In the meantime, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic managed to convince many people on Twitter to that the actor of Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe had his account blocked for parodying Yankovic on the social media platform earlier today (November 7).
Radcliffe Plays Yankovic in New Comedy Biopic , Weird: The Al Yankovic Story , and the musician, known for his popular parody versions of hit songs by Michael Jackson, Madonna and others, jokingly tweeted that Twitter had mistaken Radcliffe’s account for a fake Yankovic. a. In fact, Radcliffe does not have an official Twitter account.
Since Musk’s acquisition, he not only announced plans to make verified users pay a monthly fee but also laid off half of its staff and supervised “a massive drop in revenue” on the platform.