Since billionaire Elon Musk took over Twitter, the headlines have been coming in fast and furious.
His arrival generated a massive shake-up at the social media titan, as millions of Republicans and Conservatives hailed his arrival. They’re hoping he eliminates the perceived bias of the platform immediately.
Of course, liberal Hollywood has a problem with Musk’s plan for Twitter — but one comedian found out she can’t break the rules.
In the past week, multiple celebrities changed their account handle to impersonate Elon, but it didn’t last long: Musk quickly tweeted that these accounts will be permanently suspended.
Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying “parody” will be permanently suspended
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2022
Kathy Griffin was one who used her account to go after Musk, apparently thinking this new rule wouldn’t be enforced.
But Musk was clearly serious about the rule, and he’d also made it clear there would be no warning. If you impersonate someone else using your Twitter account, you will be quickly banned.
And so, Griffin’s account was suspended. But she wasn’t done dodging the rules (via CBS News):
Over on Mastodon, Griffin continued to post about how she was ‘wreaking havoc’ on Twitter, calling Musk a ‘drama queen.’
She also started to tweet from her mother, Maggie Griffin’s Twitter account. She died in 2020, and her account had not posted any updates since 2019.
None of this is likely to get her account back any time soon, and Musk fired a return shot:
Actually, she was suspended for impersonating a comedian
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 7, 2022
“She was suspended for impersonating a comedian.”
These seven words show off Musk’s sense of humor, and proves that he’s not about to be bullied by the so-called “elite.” He’s also not likely a fan of the far-left comedian in question.
After she posted what many said was a highly offensive and even treasonous photo of President Donald Trump’s bloody head, she has been widely slammed by millions.
Dodging Twitter rules to insult the platform’s new owner might be seen as both childish and inflammatory, and probably won’t get her very far.
Tweeting “#FreeKathy” from her mother’s Twitter account likely isn’t going to get her account back, either. Musk has made it abundantly clear that everyone will abide by the same rules going forward.
Many are hoping true equality and the removal of obvious censorship of conservative views will make Twitter better.
And others are saying that if all these celebrities threatening to leave the platform really do leave, then everything will be better.
- Kathy Griffin was suspended from Twitter for impersonating Elon Musk.
- This breaks the rules that Musk outlined, so Griffin used her mother’s account to get back on.
- Musk fired back after the suspension saying she was actually booted off for “impersonating a comedian.”
Source: CBS News