Ever since Elon Musk was forced to follow through with his asinine choice to buy Twitter for $44 billion, the site has been in absolute chaos, which is saying a lot for a Hellscape such as Twitter. There have been vast numbers of layoffs, which triggered lawsuits from employees. There’s going to be a new tiered system where verified subscribers can pay $8 for a blue checkmark and priority placement in the timeline. Elon tried to roast advertisers for leaving and simultaneously assured them that site moderation would not lead to the N-word being used all the time, even though he fired much of his moderation team. It’s a shit show that became a delicious mess over the weekend when an unlikely warrior Valerie Bertinelli popped up and helped lead the charge to show Elon Musk the big gaping hole in his new blue check system. To get a blue checkmark, you don’t need to actually prove who you say you are. So Valerie decided to point that out by changing her account name to “Elon Musk.” Kathy Griffin did it, too, and was suspended, but found a way back on. Now there’s an army of fake Elon Musks causing trouble in his own house. Which I think is totally fair because Elon has been impersonating a man of intelligence for years, and it’s about time someone gave him a dose of his own medicine.
Despite having been nominated for and losing the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Show for the 11th year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel still managed to become the #TalkofTwitter last night at the 2022 Emmy Awards ceremony for stepping over first-time nominee Quinta Brunson’s big moment when she had to literally step over his ass to get to the podium to collect her Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy series. OK, not literally. Jimmy was laying on his back playing dead on stage, so more accurately she literally had to step over his crotch which proved to me that not only did she earn that Emmy with her talent, but she also deserves an award for Best Restraint for not piercing his nut sack with a well placed 10” stiletto heel. Brava, my Short Queen!