Late-night host Jimmy Fallon has had his first subject with Elon Musk‘s Twitter, simply weeks after the Tesla founder took over the social media platform.
“#RIPJimmyFallon” started trending Tuesday night, with Twitter clients sharing posts and making memes regarding the comic’s faux dying. The hashtag involved followers and the “Saturday night reside” alum himself. Fallon, who continues to be alive, was not comfortable.
“Elon, are you able to repair this? #RIPjimmy Fallon,” he tweeted Tuesday.
in line with a discover that was beforehand displayed with Fallon’s tweet, “a consumer took benefit of Elon Musk’s product change permitting anyone to have a verified account for $eight to create an account that appeared simply like the official @FallonTonight deal with.”
Fallon requested for Musk’s assist however didn’t tag him and didn’t get a response till Wednesday. as a substitute of offering an instantaneous decision, the SpaceX founder replied to Fallon with a joking response.
“repair what?” his first tweet mentioned early Wednesday.
“Wait a second, how can all of us know you’re not an alien physique snatcher pretending to be Jimmy!?” Musk wrote in a single other reply Wednesday afternoon. “Say one factor that solely the exact Jimmy would say …”
Fallon has not but responded to Musk. The comic’s Twitter woes come amid continued factors round actuality-checking and verification on Twitter — which have gotten worse since Musk’s takeover on the tip of October.
amongst his first strikes, Musk launched a revamped Twitter Blue, a mannequin new subscription plan the place clients fork up $eight a month to be a verified account. consequently, some clients started impersonating official accounts, inflicting detrimental penalties for some firms.
On the flip facet, clients who had been already verified earlier than the mannequin new incarnation of Twitter Blue have complained about not with the flexibility to vary their usernames after that performance was shortly frozen.
amongst them was singer Doja Cat. final week, the “Say So” musician jokingly up up to now her current title to “Christmas,” however when she tried to vary it to one factor else, she had some problem and appeared to Musk for assist.
“i don’t wanna be christmas eternally please assist i’ve made a mistake @elonmusk,” she tweeted.
“it is biggest to have the flexibility to vary your title now,” Musk tweeted, days after the Grammy winner additionally threw expletives his methodology.
Twitter’s new period underneath Musk has precipitated some celebrities to rethink their relationship with the social media platform. Some — collectively with Shonda Rhimes and Toni Braxton — declared they had been breaking aside with Twitter. Others, like conservative actor Kevin Sorbo and comic Terrence okay. Williams, mentioned they’re sticking round.
“I’m not leaving Twitter,” Williams tweeted final week.