Twitter – one of the world’s most influential social media platforms has come a long way since its humble launch in 2008 by Jack Dorsey. Twitter today has been inspiring global movements and influencing public opinion worldwide. However, the social media platform has undergone metamorphic changes since Elon Musk took over in October 2022. The latest in this series of developments is celebrities worldwide losing their blue tick.
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The blue tick was once a coveted sign on Twitter indicating a verified account and a public figure of importance. Getting verified on Twitter was one of the moments of celebration for several Twitter influencers and people striving to make a mark in public life. Musk had already indicated a few months ago that users would have to pay $9 per month for the blue tick and even normal Twitter handles had the option to subscribe to “Twitter Blue” and get a blue tick on their accounts. However, even after the introduction of Twitter Blue, public figures whose handles were verified previously still retained the legacy blue tick.
All of this changed today, when Twitter woke up to see even the biggest celebrities like Ronaldo, Virat Kohli, and Justin Bieber, lose their blue tick. Twitteratis reacted to this development in their signature style with memes and jokes.
Here are the best tweets…
1. Elon Musk to Celebrities…
Elon Musk to all the celebrities around the world: pic.twitter.com/pa0QvTyBug
— Pranjul Sharma 🌸 (@pranjultweet) April 21, 2023
2. Celebrities = Twitter Blue Subscribers
#BlueTick #Twitterlogo #Verified
Twitter celebrity without Blue Tick 😥.. pic.twitter.com/kdVi8QXm8V
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) April 21, 2023
3. That’s Elon Musk for you!
Elon Musk right now!#BlueTick #Verified pic.twitter.com/y2dZE6pCLR
— Virat Kohli Worldwide (@ViratianTweets) April 21, 2023
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4. An alternate to the lost blue tick on accounts
Best way to get Blue tick #Verified pic.twitter.com/bVSel9JbRL
— Anoop Varghese (@imbibingnoob) April 21, 2023
5. Some respected figures have decided to stay without blue tick but never subscribe to Twitter Blue
Well, @elonmusk had decided I can no longer be #verified as a journalist, because I wouldn’t pay his ransom. Goodbye, blue checkmark. I hope you’ll find a happy home with the random person who chooses to pay #Twitter for credibility. pic.twitter.com/HwBqQiY2rh
— Don Bradshaw (@DonBradshawNTV) April 20, 2023
6. How can someone distinguish between a renowned public figure and an impersonator account now?
Virat kohli without Blue tick😭 pic.twitter.com/QU96OEUITw
— Arun Singh (@ArunTuThikHoGya) April 20, 2023
7. Paisey ka chakkar Babu Bhaiyya!
Elon Musk to Legacy Blue Tick holders. pic.twitter.com/vAye38BWGb
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 20, 2023
8. Info: Government accounts and people holding respected posts in the government still retain their verifies status
Twitter removed blue tick from all the celebrity account pic.twitter.com/XwYxkGgyx0
— Abhishek (@be_mewadi) April 21, 2023
9. Elon Musk’s version of Notebandi…
Blue-Tick Bandhi .. pic.twitter.com/ucUaGthVrc
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) April 20, 2023
10. Duplicate Accounts are bound to surge on Twitter now…
Bollywood celebrities without #BlueTick be like 😭pic.twitter.com/mMkXWhuuMX
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) April 20, 2023
11. Mr. Musk spares nobody from his profit-making plans…
Blue tick hatane ke bad Elon Musk pic.twitter.com/8F7bMSAOH6
— Desi Bhayo (@desi_bhayo88) April 20, 2023
12. Me to blue tick verified celebs..
Main un celebs se jinke paas blue tick tha pic.twitter.com/E9J3x82WzW
— Arun Singh (@ArunTuThikHoGya) April 20, 2023
13. Elon Mush doesn’t give two hoots about celebrities
Legacy Verified Gone.
Meanwh: #BlueTick pic.twitter.com/axG1YU5RGg
— keshu (@Keshu__12) April 20, 2023
14. Rab bhi khel hai khele..
Why me ..???? Blue tick gone ????????????? Mr musk ???? https://t.co/diJOmGhxJC
— Ravi Kishan (@ravikishann) April 21, 2023
15. Just a regular BIG B Twitter thing.
T 4623 – ए twitter भइया ! सुन रहे हैं ? अब तो पैसा भी भर दिये हैं हम … तो उ जो नील कमल ✔️ होत है ना, हमार नाम के आगे, उ तो वापस लगाय दें भैया , ताकि लोग जान जायें की हम ही हैं – Amitabh Bachchan .. हाथ तो जोड़ लिये रहे हम । अब का, गोड़वा 👣जोड़े पड़ी का ??
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 21, 2023
16. Don’t mess with the KING.
Blue tick pic.twitter.com/xPJTj8tYKE
— Raja Babu (@GaurangBhardwa1) April 20, 2023
17. Ekdum se waqt badal diya…
Eln mask after removing legacy #BlueTick from celebrity accounts : pic.twitter.com/cBmLglfsvd
— SwatKat💃 (@swatic12) April 21, 2023
18. This is business.
Condolences to the Legacy blue ticks. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Lm017xje3c
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 🏹 (@RoflGandhi_) April 21, 2023
19. LSG joining the meme fest.
Kaha hai bhai #BlueTick? pic.twitter.com/61tzqaAgTv
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) April 21, 2023
20. Swiggy’s humor is on point as always.
aap apna blue tick rakh lijiye mai apna blue lays rakh leta hoon pic.twitter.com/6hRepYOCvi
— Swiggy (@Swiggy) April 20, 2023
As of now, this is my blue tick verification! 😬 https://t.co/BSk5U0zKkp pic.twitter.com/OEqBTM1YL2
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2023
22. Kabir ‘BLUE TICK’ Singh!
Mere blue tick ko kisne touch kiya… Elon, tu wahi ruk main aaraha hu.
Haha 😂 https://t.co/fuzsEUds9o
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) April 21, 2023
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