We all need to pinch pennies under the abject failure of an administration helmed by Joe Biden. He is single-handedly crashing the economy and the value of the dollar, and it doesn’t look to get better anytime soon, so it’s understandable that people want to save a buck. Or 8 bucks a month if you aren’t concerned about keeping you precious blue check mark on Twitter.
When Elon Musk thankfully bought Twitter, he promised change, and he has delivered. Like most businessmen, Musk has been striving to make the platform actually profitable rather than just a weapon the left uses to shut down free speech. What an evil dictator!
On Thursday, Musk made good on one of his promises. Elon had said that Twitter verification and the prized blue check was going to be available to anyone that wanted to pay a monthly fee and be verified, not just the wealthy and famous. Thursday Musk made good, and anyone not paying for the check outside of a select few lost their haughty status. Entitled celebrities and influencers everywhere spun out of control.
49ers' Taybor Pepper calls Elon Musk a 'little b—-' after losing verification, takes his Twitter private https://t.co/890DT2mtBi
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 22, 2023
While many were fine with the decision, and losing their verified status, one entitled, whiny NFL player, I can’t call him a star because he isn’t, lost his mind on Twitter, ironically. San Francisco long snapper Taybor Pepper, a Michigan State graduate who has also spent time with the Packers, Ravens, Giants and Dolphins, had perhaps the harshest insult for Musk: “That little b–ch @elonmusk finally did it, he took away my check mark. I’m never gonna pay for this s–t platform btw. #BelugaWhaleLookinAss,”
It wouldn’t be shocking to see Musk ban the petulant crybaby Pepper from the “s-t” platform altogether, and in fact would be very satisfying. The 28-year-old journeyman specialist has since made his account private, likely because he knew he would have to field questions about what the hell a Beluga Whale is, and why he knows what one looks like. A very specific burn that crashed like Elon’s Space X rocket.
It is ironic that the most entitled, wealthiest amongst us think they deserve a service for free. Twitter is a business that needs to make money. Unlike the previous ownership that bled cash since Twitter’s inception, Musk knows a profit must be turned eventually. He is a businessman first, and an activist second.
Numerous heavy-hitters lost their blue check, but don’t seem particularly bothered, or in a rush to shell out the hefty $8 dollar fee. Beyonce, President Trump and the Rock, among others lost their status but didn’t go out of their way to act like tiny babies with soiled diapers like the 49er long snapper did.
Some, like American hating, race baiting Lebron James vowed not to pay, but still has their check. Under the revamped system, only government accounts, such as President Biden’s official Twitter account, are eligible for free verification. Individuals and businesses, regardless of how prominent, will no longer have a blue check mark unless they pay Twitter. Once Biden is out of office it will be interesting to see if he uses any of his “earnings” during his presidency to keep his blue check.
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