Elon Musk Mocks Celebrities Angry Over New Twitter Verification Rules

Twitter CEO Elon Musk mocked celebrities including Alyssa Milano who had melt downs over the changes in identity verification on Twitter.

“So by revoking my blue check mark because I wouldn’t pay some arbitrary fee, someone can just be me and say a bunch of bulls***. Does that mean Twitter and @elonmusk are liable for defamation or identity theft or fraud?” Milano said.

“We’ve started a ‘save-a-celebrity fund’ to pay their $8. We take this matter very seriously,” Musk responded.

From The Blaze:

Many pointed out that Milano has more than 3 million followers on Twitter, and it is unlikely that anyone will be fooled by a fake account pretending to be her with far fewer followers.

Milano's plight was taken up by left-wing activist Ed Krassenstein on Friday.

"The attacks on Alyssa Milano are out of line. She brought up a concern I think a lot of celebrities have," Krassenstein tweeted.

"While you may not agree with Milano's take on this, she brings up choices that virtually every celebrity has to make," he added.

He went on to say that celebrities didn't want to pay the $8.00 a month charge to keep verification in order to take a principled stand against Elon Musk.