William Shatner gets told he isn’t Special After Complaining about $8 Blue Check

On April 1st, if you haven’t paid for your blue check on Twitter it will be going away. Elon Musk shared this would happen a while back and many celebrities were up in arms over the news.

It seems that with the deadline fast approaching, the news is once again fresh in everyone’s mind.

Actor William Shatner is one who isn’t happy about the change. He tweeted at musk asking, “what’s this about blue checks going away unless we pay Twitter?”

Shatner continued on, “I’ve been here for 15 years giving my [time emoji] & witty thoughts all for bupkis. Now you’re telling me that I have to pay for something you gave me for free? What is this Columbia Records @ Tape Club? [eyeroll emoji]”

Musk answered Shatner telling him its about equality. “It’s more about treating everyone equally. There shouldn’t be a different standard for celebrities imo.”

While the first attempt at rolling out the Twitter Blue subscription was rocky and was eventually put on hold. Twitter is back on track with the original plan. Many who celebrated the pause as the “death” of Twitter Blue are frazzled.

Some celebrities have already jumped ship after Musk took over, unhappy with the changes he made, such as allowing many people banned for no reason to come back. Others just complained and kept on using Twitter including Author Stephen King.

King tweeted, “There are persistent rumors that I have left Twitter. I have not. I may do so eventually, there are many things about the Musk iteration of the site that I don’t care for, but that day is not today. You don’t fix a thing by leaving it.”

U.S. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) also complained about having to pay for her blue check back in November.

AOC mocked the move by Musk with, “Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that “free speech” is actually a $8/mo subscription plan”

More recently AOC shared the news and brought up one of the reasons it was paused, “Last time they tried this someone pretended to be Eli Lilly and tanked their stock price by pretending insulin was free.”

We will soon see what comes from those who have complained, will they pay or not?

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