The Twitter Blue Check Marks Are Back On Celebrities’ Profiles But They Don’t Want It
Twitter continues to be a shitshow. After purchasing the third-tier social platform for $44 billion and quickly setting the advertiser program on fire, Elon Musk has been scrambling to find a way to monetize the site. His beef with the “blue checks” of Twitter, who constantly made fun of him in front of their millions of followers simply forced him to remove the verification tag and make everyone pay for it. Unfortunately, Elon’s masterful gambit didn’t work because, on top of the popular people being very vocal about how dumb his reasoning for removing the checks were, they also decided not to shell out $8 bucks for the modern version of the scarlet letter. Unable to handle being “owned” so publicly, the business titan has begun to pay for celebrities’ Twitter Blue subscriptions. The reaction to the reinstated tags has mainly been terrible.
Elon Musk Is Personally Paying For The Twitter Check Marks Of Certain Celebrities Like Stephen King And LeBron James
Despite that poll that let Elon Musk know that he should step down as the head (and head butcherer) of Twitter, he has not stepped down as promised, even though Twatter is reportedly worth less than half of what he paid for it. Well, one thing Elon actually did manage to follow through with his plan to get rid of verified blue check marks unless you pay $8 a month. Yes, even famous people are falling victim to the Twitter blue check mark purge. But Doja Cat doesn’t care, as she recently said that having a blue check mark on Twitter nowadays makes you a “complete loser.” Sadly, some famous people are being relegated to Complete Loserville, as Elon claims that he himself is paying for the verification of several celebrities. That screams, “trying to buy the love of the popular kids so they like me!”
Twitter’s Free Blue Checkmarks End Today And Celebrities Don’t Want To Pay
Remember when Elon Musk was forced to buy Twitter for billions even though he was joking about buying it in the first place but then pretended he wanted to own it all along so that he could create a platform that promoted free speech. Instead, he slowly broke it (while also slowly becoming broke) because he kept trying to make people like him? From messing with the algorithm to charging spammers users $8 for a coveted blue verification tick, Twitter is somehow still around despite Elon’s genius ideas. And even though his Twitter Blue subscription model isn’t going as well as he hoped, the Boss Baby is doubling down on the concept. Twitter recently announced that legacy verified users would lose their blue ticks unless they pay up by April 1st. Unfortunately for him, the plan is going about as well, using dank memes to win Grimes back.
An Old Kanye West Clip Trends After His Daughter North West Does A TikTok As Rapper Ice Spice
Just like her parents. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, 9-year-old North West can’t get enough of attention on social media. Her platform of choice is TikTok, and like most kids her age, she’s into those damn dance trends. But her recent video has the internet clutching its pearls. After coming out as a major fan of Ice Spice by sharing a portrait she drew of the rapper and having her mom set up a playdate with Ice, some videos of her singing along to Spice’s songs have begun a discourse amongst the internet, pointing out that the lyrics are not an appropriate bop for a 9-year-old to sing along to. And that brought out an old video of Kanye saying that his daughter shouldn’t be on TikTok. And that made some type words they thought they’d never type: Kanye was righ-… No, I still can’t bring myself to type that.
Cardi B Calls Her Mandatory Community Service A “Spiritual Journey”
Cardi B is a changed woman. Cardi has finally started her long-delayed, mandatory 15 hours of community service. Or, what we like to call, the bare minimum. Because slaps on the wrists are to be expected when you have one of Donald Trump’s attorneys on your legal team. But she wants us all to know that this experience is the best thing to ever happen since having a Mcdonald’s meal named after her and her man Offset. Who knew ordering a hit on two women could become such a blessing?
A BAFTA Producer Defended Ariana DeBose’s Opening Rap After Twitter Dragged It
Sunday night’s BAFTA Awards featured a opening musical number performed by Oscar-winning triple threat Ariana DeBose. After host Richard E. Grant (mmmm [just me?]) kicked off the show with a monologue, 32-year-old Ariana burst onto the stage with her back-up dancers and sang “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves” and “We Are Family”. OK, sure! But it’s what happened next that shook viewers to their core. Ariana transitioned into an original rap saluting the award show’s female nominees. By this point, our gal was out of breath. As she struggled to spit out lyrics like, “Hong Chau, Dolly de, Kerry and Carey with a C!”, the BAFTA director insisted on cutting to every woman Ariana namechecked. Their reactions ranged from unimpressed (Ana de Armas), concerned (Kerry Condon), to politely supportive (Emma Thompson). Even though the performance was a damn mess, the BAFTAs believed it was “iconic,” and posted a clip to their Twitter page. Big mistake, HUGE. Twitter did what Twitter does, and completely eviscerated poor Ariana and the rap. Continue reading