William Shatner Has Hilarious Response To Musk Charging For Blue Check Marks

William Shatner Has Hilarious Response To Musk Charging For Blue Check Marks

Star Trek legend William Shatner had a hilarious response Wednesday to Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s plan to charge $8 a month to those verified Twitter users with blue check marks.

The 91-year-old actor told one follower that he had zero plans to pay for “false status” on the social media platform when he already has prestige in real life.

“I think the $8 is to submit a complaint,” Shatner tweeted to his 2.5 million followers. “To answer your question if I would pay for a blue check? No.”

I think the $8 is to submit a complaint.😉
To answer your question if I would pay for a blue check?
No.
I don’t need to pay for false status when I have real.
Elon possibly thinks people would.
Knowing the delicate egos of people online; he’s probably right.#noblueisbetter https://t.co/aalLLq1FV6

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 2, 2022

“I don’t need to pay for false status when I have real,” he tweeted. “Elon possibly thinks people would. Knowing the delicate egos of people online; he’s probably right. #noblueisbetter.”

In another post, a person told Shatner that “it’s silly because only legitimate celebs should get the blue tick who have earned that status, not egomaniacal nobodies who think they ought to have it just [cause] they can buy it.”

You missed way back when they first came out when an editor of an online publication justified to me giving one of his employees a blue check because he did his job well. That tweet was removed right away because it went against why checks were given out in the first place.🙄 https://t.co/nphAyFyMhD

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 2, 2022

“You missed way back when they first came out when an editor of an online publication justified to me giving one of his employees a blue check because he did his job well,” Shatner replied. “That tweet was removed right away because it went against why checks were given out in the first place.”

Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit.

Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022

The comments come after Musk tweeted, “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bulls***. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.”

“And paywall bypass for publishers willing to work with us,” he added. “This will also give Twitter a revenue stream to reward content creators.”

He later posted that he stole the idea of “charging for insults & arguments from ‘Monty Python’ tbh [To be honest].”

Totally stole idea of charging for insults & arguments from Monty Python tbh https://t.co/oFKRyp3BS7

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022

“To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8,” he added. “Twitter speaks to the inner masochist in all of us,” Musk said in another tweet, adding “You get what you pay for.”

Famed author Stephen King was another celebrity and verified Twitter user who made it clear he’s not paying for that blue check mark, as The Daily Wire previously reported.

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