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Kathy Griffin uses dead mom’s account to skirt Twitter ban

Kathy Griffin snuck again onto Twitter by taking up her dead mother’s account — calling new proprietor Elon Musk an “a–hole” for joking that she’d been “suspended for impersonating a comedian.”

Griffin, 62, was suspended Sunday for difficult the location’s coverage towards impersonation by altering her profile identify to “Elon Musk” with out making clear it was parody.

Self-appointed “Twitter Complaint Hotline Operator” Musk confirmed the suspension with a savage roast.

“Actually, she was suspended for impersonating a comedian,” he wrote in reply to somebody sharing the information.

“But if she really wants her account back, she can have it … For $8,” he stated in a pair of tweets referring to his new month-to-month charge for customers who need the blue tick verifying their accounts.

Elon Musk roasted Griffin by saying she was “suspended for impersonating a comedian.” He stated that “if she really wants her account back, she can have it … For $8.”

The world’s richest man additionally replied with a laughing emoji when one other Twitter consumer pretending to be Griffin — clearly marked “PARODY,” as per Twitter’s guidelines — quipped: “This is the first time I’ve made anyone laugh.”

The actual Griffin, nonetheless, was not seeing the humorous facet as she posted a collection of offended responses to her suspension from the account of her late mother, Maggie Griffin, who died aged 99 in March 2020.

She responded to a flurry of posts about her suspension — together with Musk’s joke that she’d been “suspended for impersonating a comedian.”

Elon Musk speaks at an event.
Elon additionally laughed at a joke by somebody pretending to be Griffin however — not like the suspended comic — doing so whereas making clear it was parody.
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“I mean… you stole that joke, you a–hole. People have been posting that joke for hours, you hack,” she wrote.

“Look, please do a better job running this company. It used to mean something. This is KG btw.”

Griffin repeatedly used the hashtag #FreeKathy — only for others to reply with #pleasefreeusfromKathy.

Kathy Griffin's suspended account still has the name
Griffin was suspended for renaming her account “Elon Musk” with out making clear it was a parody.

She additionally got here up with a collection of conspiracies for why she’d been suspended, moderately than her clear violation of Musk’s coverage making an attempt to rid his new purchase from impersonators and bots.

“I honestly think it’s because it’s me, and because the tweets I was trying to write in his voice were pro democrats and had hashtags like #VoteBlueToProtectWomen and #voteblue and pro Beto O’Rourke,” she said, with none trace of proof.

She additionally recommended it may be, as one other consumer wrote, as a result of “suspending a female comedienne makes [Musk] feel like an important big man.”

Kathy Griffin uses her dead mom's account to call Elon Musk
Griffin snuck again on the location utilizing her dead mother’s account, shortly calling Musk “an a–hole” for his roast.

“You nailed it. That’s what it’s really about,” Griffin insisted on her late mother’s account.

Griffin beforehand used her mother’s account throughout a earlier suspension in 2019.

However, she dangers getting her mother’s account suspended too as a result of Twitter’s “ban evasion policy” clearly states that “Twitter reserves the right to also permanently suspend any other account we believe the same account holder or entity may be operating in violation of our earlier suspension, regardless of when the other account was created.”

Still, in her offended replies to customers, she insisted she was doing nothing flawed.

“My wonderful mother had an account that I ran for her. She passed away, but I always kept the account. Trust me, she would be with me on this. Relax,” she wrote — throwing in one other #FreeKathy.

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