After parodying the businessman, the American comedian was temporarily banned from social media.
Kathy Griffin has drawn the wrath of the new owner of Twitter. The comedian was temporarily banned from the social network after changing his name to Elon Musk who bought the social network. She also replaced her profile photo with a snapshot of the businessman.
The American comic had caused controversy by attacking Donald Trump in May 2017. This time she is asking her subscribers to vote Democratic in the midterm elections in the United States. “After lots of heated discussions with the females in my life, I decided that voting Democrat was the right thing to do (these females are hot too, by the way)“, she wrote, imitating the style of Elon Musk.
Kathy Griffin bears the brunt of the social network’s new policy. Elon Musk said Sunday that at “the future, Twitter accounts that impersonate someone else without clearly specifying parody will be permanently suspended.. Adding: “any name change will cause a temporary loss of the blue tick”. Elon Musk has also announced that the account certification badge will be paid for.
Leaving Twitter for Mastodon
The account of the American comic has still not been reactivated. But that didn’t stop Kathy Griffin from returning to the platform as her late mother. “I’m back from the dead to tell you to free Kathy”she published in response to Elon Musk.
Kathy Griffin also asked her followers to leave Twitter for Mastodon, her competitor. Since the founder of Tesla bought the social network, several celebrities have announced their departure from the platform. Amber Heard, Shonda Rhimes or Toni Braxton have deactivated their account.
Elon Musk, for his part, has begun a profound overhaul of Twitter internally. About half of the 7,500 employees have been laid off, the board of directors has been dissolved and content moderation will be relaxed. Changes that arouse the concern of users, but also of several NGOs and the UN.