Elon Musk Checkmates ‘Woke’ Celebrities, Ships New $8 Twitter Blue Ahead of Schedule

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has checkmated “woke” celebrities by shipping the new $8 Twitter Blue subscription service ahead of schedule.

Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Kathy Griffin, and all the other Hollywood celebrities have been imploding about Musk’s plans to make them pay for their coveted blue checkmark.

Several celebrities have been expressing their outrage that their blue checkmarks will now be an option for all users, not just public figures.

AOC said: “Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan.”

Musk replied to AOC’s complaints, saying: “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8.”

Kathy Griffin was not happy she would be forced to pay Musk for her blue check.

She said: “I don’t think it’s that blue check people are too cheap to pay 20 bucks a month, I just don’t wanna give any money to Elon musk and the Saudi family.

“I’ll stay until the midterms.

“In the meantime, I’m signing up for all other sites until we can settle on one.

“Look, I like you guys and all, but not $20.00 a month like. Inflation! I am enjoying tick-tock.

“I will look into blue sky and I think there’s two other ones people are talking about.”

When asked why not just refuse to pay Musk and use a free account without the blue check, Griffin said:

“Well, but then my acct and all blue checks will be cloned etc. Nonstop swarming.

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“Having to disavow tweets attributed to me. No thanks. Plus musk is 🤮.”

Griffin later deleted that tweet without explanation.

Today, Elon Musk shipped the new Twitter Blue verification product ahead of schedule.

Twitter’s release says:

Starting today, we’re adding great new features to Twitter Blue, and have more on the way soon. Get Twitter Blue for $7.99/month if you sign up now

Blue checkmark: Power to the people: Your account will get a blue checkmark, just like the celebrities, companies, and politicians you already follow.

Coming soon…

Half the ads & much better ones: Since you’re supporting Twitter in the battle against the bots, we’re going to reward you with half the ads and make them twice as relevant.

Post longer videos: You’ll finally be able to post longer videos to Twitter.

Priority ranking for quality content: Your content will get priority ranking in replies, mentions and search. This helps lower the visibility of scams, spam, and bots.

Availability: Twitter Blue with verification is currently available on iOS in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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