Kathy Griffin Trolls Elon Musk Despite Her Twitter Ban: Whoopi Leaves Twitter After Flagging it as a Risk


Kathy Griffin continues to make fun of the new CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk, by sending tweets from the account of her deceased mother, which she used to impersonate Elon Musk.

Griffin was banned from the social networking platform over the course of the weekend for imitating Musk, but with the help of her mother, Maggie, she was able to go back online and continue using the site.

The year 2020 saw the passing of Maggie, a fan-favorite character from the television show My Life on the D-List. Before Sunday night, Maggie’s Twitter account hadn’t been used since 2019; it had been inactive for that whole time.

In the last twenty-four hours, Kathy has been unrelenting in her attacks on Musk using the Twitter account she uses under the handle “TipItMaggieG.”

Griffin’s decision to switch from her previous Twitter identity to “Elon Musk” ultimately resulted in the removal of her account from the social media network.

After Griffin was banned from Twitter, Elon Musk followed up with an announcement of his own, stating, “Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.”

Musk had said in the past that “comedy is now legal” on Twitter as a result of his $44 billion purchase, but the inventor of Tesla does not find it humorous when people imitate him or insult him online.

In the days leading up to the midterm elections, Griffin impersonated Musk on Twitter by changing her picture and identity to match his profile.

On Monday, Griffin wrote: “Elon, this is Maggie contacting you from the spirit world tell u…you’re a douchebag. This is not parody. This is the actual ghost of Kathy Griffin’s boxed wine loving mother saying I’m gonna get tipsy & throw my bingo cards at you! NOT A PARODY,” 

Kathy made the announcement while she was logged into the Maggie Griffin Twitter account, saying, “I’m tweeting from my dead mother’s account,” Kathy announced from the Maggie Griffin Twitter page. “She would not mind.”

Musk later remarked on Twitter that “if she really wants her account back, she can have it” with a reference to the new subscription plan for Twitter Blue, which costs $8 per month.

The renowned author Stephen King also opposed Elon Musk’s intention to charge users to verify their accounts for the so-called “Blue Tick.”

However, After Kathy Griffin was kicked, the hashtag #FreeKathy started trending on Twitter. A number of famous people, including Mark Hamill, tweeted using the hashtag, and the Maggie Griffin account then retweeted their posts.

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Several celebrities are quitting Twitter of their own will. Whoopi Goldberg referred to Twitter as a “mess” on Monday’s episode of The View and said that she would be quitting the site “today.”

Goldberg said, “I just feel like — it’s so messy and I’m tired of now, having had certain kinds of attitudes blocked, and now they’re back on. I’m gonna get out and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter,”

Leaving the panel discussion of “The View” show, she revealed, “I’m getting off. I’m getting off today, because I just feel like it’s so messy and I’m tired of now having had certain kinds of attitudes blocked, and now they’re back on.” adding, “I’m gonna get out, and if it settles down and I feel more comfortable, maybe I’ll come back. But, as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter.”

Gigi Hadid declared on Instagram that she would be deactivating her account since Twitter’s staff was being reduced in response to Musk’s actions.

The model said in her post that Twitter is “becoming more and more of a cesspool of hate & bigotry,” and she went on to say that this trend is “especially with its new leadership.”

Hadid made the observation that “I can’t say it’s a safe place for anyone, not a social platform that will do more good than harm,” and that “it’s not a social platform that will bring more good than damage.”

Actress Helen Hunt also admitted that she had deactivated her account by stating on her Instagram story on Monday,  “Annnnd off Twitter. Advertisers where are you?”

Toni Braxton, Sara Bareilles and Shonda Rhimes, are among the other artists who have left the Bluebird app.

It seems like Musk is not paying attention to the #FreeKathy demands that have been made. Instead, he is encouraging the almost 115 million people who follow him on Twitter to vote in the upcoming midterm elections “for a Republican Congress.”

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