The tragic life of unfunny “comedian” Kathy Griffin has taken yet another bitter turn as the actress has indeed been barred from her account, where she has engaged in numerous anti-American rants and even posted an image of herself holding an effigy of President Donald J. Trump’s severed head, which was worse than anything that a jihadist might conjure up to terrorize the American people.
Finally, the breaking news Griffin violated Elon Musk’s Sunday tweet saying the social networking site will permanently suspend any accounts that impersonate others by pretending to be Musk, the platform’s creator.
After several celebrities altered their Twitter display names, not their account names, and tweeted as “Elon Musk,” the platform’s new owner issued the warning in response to the billionaire’s plan to provide verified accounts to all applicants for $8 per month.
“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” Musk said. Since Twitter is doing “widespread verification,” there won’t be a warning as it did in the past when suspensions were announced.
Musk believes that the $8 verified accounts are his strategy for making the service more accessible. Users who ‘sign up now’ for the new ‘Twitter Blue with verification’ can obtain the blue check next to their names ‘just like the celebrities, companies, and politicians you already follow,’ according to a Twitter update for iOS devices published on Apple’s app store on Saturday.
It stated that the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK would be the first countries to offer the service. On the other hand, there was no indication of when it would roll out and it was not accessible on Sunday. Esther Crawford, a Twitter employee, told The Associated Press that it would start “soon,” but not yet.
“Comedian Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account was suspended Sunday, the same day she changed her page’s title to “Elon Musk” and mocked the new CEO.” according to NBC news.
BREAKING: @KathyGriffin has been permanently suspended from Twitter for impersonating @ElonMusk pic.twitter.com/ust86DZHKj
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 6, 2022
It wasn’t clear if the suspension was temporary or if her mocking had caused it. It coincided with Musk’s announcement that accounts that imitate famous people and other prominent figures would be banned unless they are designated as “parody.”
Kathy Griffin was banned for election misinformation pic.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 7, 2022
Impersonation has long been prohibited by Twitter policy, but this new quick action is novel.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Musk would appear to be the main beneficiary of his policy, which might seem to contradict his claim to be a “free speech absolutist.” Examples of suspensions for impersonating other people without the “parody” label were few.
They include a user whose page impersonated right-wing provocateur Andy Ngo, who appealed to Musk personally to take action, and someone whose page impersonated actor Keanu Reeves to criticize Musk’s “parody” policy.
The Daily Mail continued adding details:
In fact, ‘any name change at all’ would compel the temporary loss of a verified checkmark, the world’s richest man said. CONTINUE READING…