In typical Elon Musk fashion, he planned the demise of all legacy verified blue checks for 4/20, and he followed through this time.
We may have to update this a few times as the bitterness mounts, but it’s already hilarious!
The checkless left wingers would like you to know one thing: They don’t really care about their blue check! Seriously, they’re glad it’s gone, OKAY?! THEY REALLY DON’T WANT IT!!!
LOL! They are saltier than a ballpark pretzel, and we are here for it!
Tomorrow, 4/20, we are removing legacy verified checkmarks. To remain verified on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue here: https://t.co/gzpCcwOXAX
Organizations can sign up for Verified Organizations here: https://t.co/YtPVNYypHU
— Twitter Verified (@verified) April 19, 2023
‘It’s as if thousands of self-important voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly not silenced, but instead, kept prattling on like they always do.’ – Twitter Blue account pretending to be the real Obi-Wan Kenobi … probably
The blue checks started disappearing and we saw the drip, drip, drip of realization sweeping across Twitter in a wave of glory!
You’re about to see a lot of screeching on here…
Muh blue check is gone.
I promise you all, from one who has never had one, YOU WILL BE OK! 🤣🤣🤣
— Kristi (@TheyCallMeNans) April 20, 2023
There, there now. LOL.
I’m laughing at the blue check 1.0 squad moaning about their loss.
— Jellenne 🇺🇸🌵🌞 (@jellen805) April 20, 2023
Same, girl. Same.
And I just lost my blue check. Don’t worry, I won’t let that stop me from speaking out for what’s right.
— David Weissman ✡️ (@davidmweissman) April 20, 2023
‘I don’t care about my blue check. I DON’T CARE!’
Most of us have been able to speak on Twitter for years without a blue check. The real reason they’re mad is because they felt it made them elite.
Blue check is gone. Life goes on. And @elonmusk still doesn’t know what he’s doing.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 20, 2023
Cool tweet from Elon Musk’s social media platform, Musket Boy.
Ok it’s official if someone has a blue check now they’re likely a white nationalist with 30 followers and if they don’t they’re a journalist or halle berry or something
— eve6 (@Eve6) April 20, 2023
‘Order up! One large order of angst, hold the blue check, extra salt!’
keeping track of notifications will be much harder now that you can't filter them by verification. but whatever. let this place burn.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 20, 2023
It just got so much harder for Rupar to filter out the serfs. Poor guy.
It is obviously past time for this place to die. The problem is that none of the alternative platforms have the right combination of scale and features to be a suitable replacement. IMO the closest is Mastodon, though the user base still seems very niche.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 20, 2023
LOLOLOL! They know they’re stuck. Guess what, buddy, those of us on the right have dealt with a lot more than losing blue checks on Twitter. You’ll be okay, boo.
He took the Pope's bluecheck away, incredible stuff pic.twitter.com/1w81dKGXSk
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) April 20, 2023
Bwahahaha! There’s no way he can’t afford $8 a month. Just take it out of the plate. Nobody will notice.
Prediction: if removing legacy blue checks is any more complex than pressing a single button, it's not gonna happen
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) April 20, 2023
Ken Klippenstein maintains his perfect record of being wrong.
I feel five pounds lighter.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 20, 2023
We loved this response pattern.
First tweet: ‘I’m so glad I’m finally rid of that nasty blue check!’
Now the checks really are block on command. Sorry to anybody who experimented with it, you are the baby and this is the bathwater.
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 20, 2023
Next tweet: ‘Here’s how I’m going to take vengeance over that blue check I lost that I really didn’t want!’
Aaaaaand it’s gone. RIP, blue check!!
— Mueller, She Wrote (@MuellerSheWrote) April 20, 2023
The Resistance grifter crowd response was hilarious. They, too, were playing the ‘I don’t really care’ card while it was obvious that they REALLY do care.
If you want to understand why us Twitter veterans laugh at the demise of the blue checks, just look at the @MuellerSheWrote account. That’s not a real person, but they were awarded the Twitter verified blue check by Twitter 1.0 because she spent so much time bashing Trump to the applause of the TDS-afflicted.
Our very own beloved @PolitiBunny tried a ridiculous number of times to get verified under the old system. They knew who she was in real life, she provided all the necessary documentation, she has a large following, and she’s one of the main editors at Twitchy. DENIED. Every time.
Legacy blue checks are the remnants of an undeniably left-biased Twitter.
I didn’t have a blue check mark when I joined Twitter, and I don’t need one now.
But now I don’t have to worry about looking at my verified notifications feed anymore because it’s just going to be filled with garbage.
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) April 20, 2023
Hey, it will match your TL!
legacy verified blue checks are gone
'Verified' notifications are now a spam filter! feel free to block everyone in there pic.twitter.com/WpWiKCNXLw
— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) April 20, 2023
So salty. The tantrum is epic!
It’s gone 😭🤣😭🤣😭🤣
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 20, 2023
Seriously, this dude sells stick figure art on eBay to Resistance lackies. He was verified because he dropped a lot of F-bombs about Trump.
Since I really don’t know what is happening and or going to happen on this app, I’m gonna start spending some time cultivating my Substack.
To be clear – I’m not leaving here until they turn the lights off, but it’s definitely time to diversify.
So here goes.…
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) April 20, 2023
The bad (funny) thing about Resistance grifter Twitter is that many of them used Twitter to get their clout. They have nothing without it.
Substack. LOL. There’s nothing wrong with Substack, but who’s going to go there to read JoJoFromJerz?
There are also a fair number of Resistance accounts who still have their blue check … because they paid.
We’re looking at you, Krassensteins and Brooklyn Dad guy.
Should be fun to watch how that plays out with their followers who now view the verified badge like a swastika.
Honestly, it’s so freeing…blue check mark who? https://t.co/zzCo7kRUA3
— Laura Marano 🧚 (@lauramarano) April 20, 2023
You know we don’t believe you, right?
(1) am happily blue checkless. I've no intention at this time of paying Elon Musk for anything other than a permanent ticket to space. A blue check was to verify identity & should've been available to everyone. Now it it just means you paid for it.
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) April 20, 2023
‘I love not having my blue check.’ <sobs into pillow>
can we please stop talking about blue checks now
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 20, 2023
Nah, we’re gonna enjoy this, Jeff. When we’ve had enough, we’ll stop talking about blue checks when you stop talking about Trump. LOL.
Today, Elon took away my "legacy" Blue Check along with all the others. He even took away the Pope's (really, check for yourself: @Pontifex). Think about that.
If figure it's good to be in the same boat as the successor to St Peter.
— John Schindler (@20committee) April 20, 2023
He tagged the Pope! LOLOLOL!
You want to see something really funny? Check out the alarm over on Stephen King’s account.
He still has his blue check.
If he paid, it will be funny.
If Elon Musk gave him a free blue check so people think he paid, it will be tears-streaming-down-your-face hilarious!
— Alex Hersh (@AlexHersh96) April 20, 2023
Why do you still have a blue check, Stephen?
Surely your publicist didn’t pay for Twitter Blue, did they? pic.twitter.com/GKFmAArNbf
— K.B. Hudson (@kathleenbhudson) April 20, 2023
Hey, it says right there he pays for Twitter Blue. LOL!
Betrayal. 😂 pic.twitter.com/yJG1vNofUa
— Finch (@ItIsFinch) April 20, 2023
I understand that I will now be judged for the blue check, but I need to accept that because I still need the edit button pic.twitter.com/KfZRZCvAPW
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) April 20, 2023
You will get no judgment from here.
We leave that to other people. Like this guy:
Blue check or not, I still regard you all as peasants
That’s how you know https://t.co/UxtwIh9t84
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 20, 2023
The simple truth is many of the blue checks always looked down on the rest of Twitter.
They just loved having a Twitter-awarded status symbol to back up their superiority complex.
For us here at Twitchy, we’d love to have the blue checks back in many ways. It made our jobs much easier to search for the stupid stuff blue checks were incessantly tweeting.
On the other hand, this is fun too!
Elon took my blue check away! I’m unverified! After all these years and thousands of tweets and free content, this worm has the nerve to de-certify me!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) April 20, 2023
‘Free content’. LOLOLOL! Welcome to the unwashed masses, Bette!
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