Leisure business responds to Twitter’s removing of verified badges

Celebrities within the leisure business have been reacting to Twitter’s choice to take away its verified blue ticks from profiles except customers opt-in to pay for Twitter Blue subscriptions. Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter in late 2022, stated the change was about “treating folks equally” and would “supply subscribers a method to improve and customise their Twitter expertise”. Musicians, comedians, TV personalities, and different stars took to the platform to share their ideas on the removing of their legacy verification. Some had been sad with the brand new system, together with Sleaford Mods who criticised Twitter for permitting any common person to pay for a blue tick by way of Twitter Blue. Filmmaker Duncan Jones joked that it might now be straightforward for customers to impersonate celebrities, whereas St. Vincent questioned the necessity to pay high greenback to entry a brand new velvet rope circle of hell. Many different well-known faces additionally reacted to the change.