Despite the blue check of the verified profile – which will soon become paid – Kathy Griffin was suspended from Twitter. She is the first “victim” of the zero tolerance policy of Elon Musknew owner of Twitter, who in recent days had announced that anyone who pretended to be someone else would be banned from the platform. Griffin warned but not half saved.
Vulture reports that the comedian had changed both her name and profile picture, thus posing as Elon Musk. In disguise, Griffin then shared a series of tweets in support of Democratic candidates in the upcoming mid-term elections in the United States.. “After many animated discussions with the women in my life, I have decided to vote in blue [democratico, ndr] that’s right, ”he wrote in a post. “And anyway they are also sexy women” read in another tweet with a lot of hashtag #VoteBlueToProtectWomen.
In this last post Griffin had also added a rocket emoji, alluding to SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk. But now, trending on Twitter, there is another hashtag: #FreeKathyshared by users clamoring for the comic ban to be removed.
Kathy Griffin pretends to be Elon Musk on Twitter and gets banned
Here are some screenshots of the tweets in question, shared by Pop Crave
Griffin changed her name and profile picture to Musk’s and encouraged followers to vote for Democratic candidates in this Tuesday’s midterm elections. pic.twitter.com/HzQTSbAvFI
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 7, 2022
After the ban, Kathy Griffin logged in from her late mother’s account, which she had already done in 2019 following another suspension of her account. From the account in question the woman Retweeted a fan post describing Musk as a “billionaire child” who “can’t joke”.
Elon Musk, who completed the Twitter acquisition about two weeks ago, has announced plans to pay for account verification. The tycoon has also initiated a large layoff maneuver that will involve 50% of current Twitter employees. Today’s news is that too Amber Heardafter the acquisition, he deleted his Twitter account.