The first of April is the stupidest day on the internet, and not just because of all the “hot iced coffee” scams you’ll see that day. On this coming Saturday, “legacy verified” users who have not upgraded to Twitter Blue will have their blue verification checks removed.
Celebrities’ Thoughts On A Blue Check
The major flaw in Elon Musk’s idea to turn Twitter lucrative is that the blue check symbol would lose its cachet if it were available to everyone willing to pay $8 per month, leading to an increase in the spread of false information.
A number of famous people have already come forward to say they won’t be shelling out the cash for a replacement blue check just one day before they lose their verification credentials. LeBron James is the highest-paid NBA player in history, bringing in over $40 million a year, and he, along with Ice Spice, were the first superstars to be impersonated.
Celebrities are worried about the price of Twitter Blue verification. Many famous people, including William Shatner, Michael Thomas, Patrick Mahomes II, Darius Slay, and Monica Lewinsky, have complained about the $8 charge.