Kathy Griffin was suspended by Twitter on Sunday after changing her handle to “Elon Musk,” joining a flood of celebrities who changed their display names in protest of the new Twitter CEO.
The comedian’s account was suspended after she altered her display name and photo to match the Twitter owner, following which she flaunted her new look by asking people to #VoteBlue and check out Twitter rival Mastodon.
Kathy Griffin was suspended from Twitter for impersonating Elon Musk
On Sunday, Elon Musk stated that Twitter will permanently suspend any account that impersonates another. The platform’s new owner issued the warning after some celebrities changed their Twitter display names — not account names — and tweeted as ‘Elon Musk’ in response to the billionaire’s decision to offer verified accounts to all comers for $8 per month while also laying off a large portion of the workforce.
“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying “parody” will be permanently suspended,” Elon Musk tweeted. While Twitter previously offered warnings before suspensions, now that “widespread verification” is being implemented, “there will be no warning.”
In fact, “any name change at all” would necessitate the temporary loss of a confirmed checkmark, according to the world’s richest man. Kathy Griffin’s account was terminated on Sunday after she changed her screen name to Musk. She admitted in an interview that she had used his profile photo as well.
“I suppose not all of the content moderators were fired?” “Lol,” Griffin laughed later on Mastodon, an alternative social media network where she had created an account. Actress Valerie Bertinelli used Elon Musk’s screen name in a similar way, tweeting in support of Democratic candidates on Saturday before reverting to her real identity. “Okey-dokey. “I had a good time, and I hope I made my point,” she later tweeted.
Musk believes that the $8 verified accounts are his approach to democratizing the service. Users who “sign up today” for the new “Twitter Blue with verification” may obtain the blue check next to their names “exactly like the celebrities, corporations, and politicians you currently follow,” according to a Twitter update for iOS devices featured on Apple’s app store on Saturday. It stated that the service will first be accessible in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Kathy Griffin previously supported Amber Heard and protested against Johnny Depp
The comedian, who is known to be Amber Heard’s friend, went on the offense immediately after the pro-Depp judgment in Virginia, during an appearance on “Just Ask The Question with Brian Karem,” when she shouted accusations at Johnny Depp and his legion of fans.
She specifically poked fun at his looks, comparing him to Trump and claiming he now resembled a “bloated booze bag,” despite what his admirers may think. Kathy Griffin also remarked on his voice and style of speaking, claiming it was a bogus performance and she’s surprised anyone is believing it.
Kathy Griffin didn’t stop there; she went on to offer direct support for Heard, claiming she believed her narrative of alleged abuse despite a jury’s verdict, and even followed in Heard’s footsteps by bringing up allegedly old Johnny Depp allegations.
Source: SK Pop