The change got here into power on April 20. Now, the one method to get a blue tick on Twitter is to join the Twitter Blue subscription service.
Nonetheless, some celebrities are taking advantage of the second to joke about now not being Twitter verified.
Tales are additionally circulating of Musk ‘personally paying’ for celebrities to maintain their blue tick.
Radio presenter Greg James joked: “I misplaced my blue tick however your rocket blew up so who’s the true loser.”
Actor Elijah Wooden mentioned: “So lengthy, verified standing.”
Actress Rachel Sennott introduced: “Unverified….I’m so indie.”
Singer St Vincent mentioned: “I child. I’m not genuinely nervous concerning the blue test mark. You’ll understand it’s actually me by the sporadic timing and normal confusion with which I have interaction. [Love] to all.”
Meals critic Jay Rayner wittily commented: “And lo, after 14 years on Twitter I’ve gone by means of digital puberty and shed my tick. I’ll nevertheless nonetheless be me. Undecided. It’s been a little bit of per week.”
Singer Charli XCX mentioned: “Formally now not an formally verified artist. I really like being unofficial and unverified. It’s very moi.”
Whereas actress Natalie Cassidy was extra earthy: “What’s all this shite a few blue tick? I couldn’t care much less if I’m trustworthy.”
Presenter Rylan Clark amused his followers with a easy: “Bye bye blue tick” shared with a photograph of actor Shia LaBeouf with a bag on his head that reads “I’m not well-known anymore”.
Actress Halle Berry added a meme of herself wanting pleased with the phrases: “Me becoming a member of you all tomorrow unverified.”
In the meantime, writer Stephen King, who nonetheless has a blue tick, tweeted: “My Twitter account says I’ve subscribed to Twitter Blue. I haven’t. My Twitter account says I’ve given a cellphone quantity. I haven’t.”
Musk has confirmed that he’s “paying” for some celebrities’ blue ticks himself.
King, Shatner, and James have all criticised Musk’s Twitter Blue subscription service, and all mentioned they’d refuse to pay.
In October, King tweeted: “$20 a month to maintain my blue test? F*** that, they need to pay me. If that will get instituted, I’m gone like Enron.”
And in March, Shatner mentioned: “Hey @elonmusk what’s this about blue checks going away except we pay Twitter? I’ve been right here for 15 years giving my [time] and witty ideas all for bupkis.
“Now you’re telling me that I’ve to pay for one thing you gave me without cost? What’s this-the Colombia Information and Tape Membership?
However on Thursday (April 20), Shatner tweeted to Musk: “Thanks, I settle for.”
Whereas most celebrities appear to have misplaced their verified badges, a few of the platform’s most-followed accounts nonetheless have their blue ticks, together with former US president Barack Obama, and singers Taylor Swift and Rihanna.