Salman Khan writes to Shah Rukh Khan: "Twitter removes 'Verified' blue ticks for celebrities refusing to pay Elon Musk subscription fee."
On Thursday, Elon Musk's microblogging platform Twitter removed the verified blue checkmarks from all accounts. Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Salman Khan, whose film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan opens in theatres today, April 21, were among the Indian celebs who suffered as a result.
Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Akshay Kumar, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Anushka Sharma, and Anil Kapoor were among the other stars whose blue ticks were taken off. Only individual Twitter users who pay for Twitter Blue, which costs USD 8 per month through the web and USD 11 per month via an in-app purchase on iOS and Android, have verified blue checkmarks, according to the unversed.
Elon Musk announced the adjustments on Twitter on Thursday, and among individuals who lost their blue tick status were cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Among those who lost their blue tick were international superstars Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Jon Stewart, and Ben Stiller.
Actor Ben Stiller made fun of the removal by saying, "No blue tick, still feel like me." Jon Stewart, a former presenter of The Daily Show, tweeted: "So sad... am I... still me?"
It's interesting to note that American football player LeBron James, who had tweeted in March, "Welp guess my blue tick will be gone soon cause if you know me I ain't paying the five," still has a verified account on Twitter.
According to rumours, Twitter would remove the verified checkmark from accounts that were confirmed as significant before Elon Musk's takeover unless they have a Twitter Blue or Twitter Verified Organisations subscription.
"On April 1st, we will start winding down our legacy verified programme and removing legacy verified checkmarks," Twitter had announced in March. People may join up for Twitter Blue to maintain their blue checkmark on Twitter.