This is one of the funniest moves Elon Musk has made in weeks. The battle between legacy verified accounts and Twitter Blue verified accounts (those who pay $8 a month) has been raging for months on Twitter. Musk claimed the legacy checkmarks would go away this week. That didn’t happen. What he did do is nothing short of hilarious!
The description that explained whether you have the verified blue check formerly stated either that you were awarded the check in the legacy biased system, or that you have the check because you are a Twitter Blue subscriber. In other words, the legacy verified users still maintained their elite status.
Not anymore! The description has now been changed to read:
‘This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account.’
LMAO they changed it so now you can't tell who has Twitter Blue and who was previously verified.
let chaos reign https://t.co/2f7fhpq9aY
— Rob DenBleyker (@RobDenBleyker) April 2, 2023
Twitter culture being what it is, the legacy blue checks have always thought they were sort of hot stuff, while their takes were often hot garbage. They’ve been pretending for months that they’re angry they won’t know who the real accounts are, while they’re actually mad about losing their elite status over the plebs (us).
With the news that they were about to lose their legacy verified checks, the self-absorbed had been staging a ‘we’re going down with the ship’ campaign, bravely declaring they’d never pay for a blue check.
Welp guess my blue ✔️ will be gone soon cause if you know me I ain’t paying the 5. 🤷🏾♂️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 31, 2023
LeBron was followed by many, especially the leftist politico class who see battling Elon Musk as a political crusade.
Guess who’s more than a little perturbed that it’s no longer clear they didn’t pay for their blue check? LOL!
I am NOT subscribed to Twitter Blue. pic.twitter.com/b89RE5zP96
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 2, 2023
We don’t know, Rex. We think maybe you ponied up. LOL.
This is awful. Musk has now set this up such that a person might mistakenly believe I signed up for Twitter Blue.
Is it possible to get myself de-verified so people won’t think this? pic.twitter.com/ibN5boesga
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 2, 2023
It’s so much fun!!!
No offense to this guy who didn’t even really transgress in any meaningful way but he did one reply to me that I didn’t find insightful, and so due to the negative signal value of the Twitter Blue subscription he’s blocked. pic.twitter.com/xrNXoCY0jw
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) April 2, 2023
Looks like you’re in the same boat now, Matty!
So the latest ploy is that if you click on someone’s blue check it now says: “This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account.”
So it could be a real account or it could be somebody who paid 8 bucks. 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/NkSZO8rlVd
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 2, 2023
‘It could be a real account.’ Ha!
I am not—and never will be—subscribed to Twitter Blue. pic.twitter.com/goBqqJe96y
— Charlotte Clymer 🇺🇦 (@cmclymer) April 2, 2023
They celebrated their blue checks.
Elon gave other people a way to have blue checks.
They got mad and said they didn’t care about their blue checks if the common folks could have them.
Now he just made them hate their blue checks. Priceless.
if you want proof that paid Twitter Blue subscriptions are not going well, this is it:
Twitter changed the blue checkmark badge to be indistinguishable from paid and legacy verified accounts on the frontend pic.twitter.com/ZXmjP2AhJQ
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) April 2, 2023
We’re not sure about it from a business standpoint, but it’s going well from the perspective of people who love a good laugh.
Twitter has removed the ability to discern if someone received their verified check mark for being who they actually are in real life or if they’re paying for Twitter Blue. pic.twitter.com/tslRDBpxSJ
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) April 2, 2023
We don’t believe anyone actually wants to impersonate David Leavitt.
Seriously, we can afford to pay full price for a toothbrush. They’re not even $8.
For the record, I did not subscribe to Twitter Blue. Elon is bad at this seriously. pic.twitter.com/jXdL9HNZb8
— David Weissman ✡️ (@davidmweissman) April 2, 2023
Twitter Blue is so toxic that the only way it’s viable now is if it’s purposefully conflated with legacy verification. pic.twitter.com/aKb0UBhBph
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 2, 2023
‘We don’t care about our blue checks! WE DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR BLUE CHECKS!’
This is beautiful.
People: “Are you verified because you paid for Twitter Blue or are you a Legacy account?”
— Prison Mitch (@MidnightMitch) April 3, 2023
This is the way.
I promise you, I did not subscribe to Twitter Blue. Anyone who does is a pathetic loser who will never satisfy a lover. pic.twitter.com/EiG3E34r0R
— Jon Bershad (@JonBershad) April 2, 2023
He definitely subscribed.
Okay so he found out it was too hard (and embarrassing) to disable legacy checks, and now he has just changed the description of all the legacy verified people to suggest we might be paying for Twitter Blue… This is a new world record of Not Mad. https://t.co/fkPk2Dw4Sl pic.twitter.com/Zz7mst2xP3
— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) April 3, 2023
Clearly not mad. LOL.
Trying to distinguish between Legacy Verified and Twitter Blue🤔 pic.twitter.com/B21k2iJ3YX
— Jay Stobie (@StobiesGalaxy) April 2, 2023
We have no idea how long this will last, but we’re just going to bask in the glory of the chaos for now.
LOL. He’s changed the verbiage so you can’t tell whether an account pays for it or is legacy. 😂🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/kNoLvP9gg5
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) April 2, 2023
They’re trying so hard to cope.
gonna tell my kids i was subscribed to Twitter Blue pic.twitter.com/nyTdvXN6iB
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 2, 2023
The Elon fanboys are so predictable—and there is *nothing* those trogs find tastier than disinformation.
Here is what you see if you click on my checkmark. I am not now and will not be a Twitter Blue subscriber. pic.twitter.com/vfRZlkPwnP
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) April 2, 2023
‘Why I am not a Twitter Blue subscriber: 1/572 … ‘
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) April 3, 2023
Looks like she photoshopped it to us. LOL.
This message is deliberately misleading to legitimise the paid subscriptions.
Retweet so everyone with legacy verification can check if this is happening to them too. 😎 pic.twitter.com/8H6YZvtmNc
— Jen Zhu (@jenzhuscott) April 3, 2023
They want so badly to be special. For the record, we don’t know who most of these legacy blue checks are who believe themselves so deserving of being separated from the proles.
look what it says now when you click on your✔️
i want to be very clear that i did not and i will never pay for verification.
this is my only account on here. all others are fake but you won’t be able to tell now because they can pay 8 bucks or whatever. pic.twitter.com/5ydkukIq0l
— Jen Euston (@jeneuston) April 2, 2023
They’re so salty! Stay tuned, this is bound to get funnier!
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