Stephen King is again at calling out Twitter’s new route as Elon Musk took the reins of the company. This time, the bestselling creator made an commentary over what advertisers the social media platform would have after many corporations paused their spending.
“Pretty soon the only advertiser left on Twitter will be My Pillow,” King tweeted.
Musk noticed the tweet and replied, “Oh hi lol.”
In a observe up tweet, Musk stated he was “curious” in regards to the high quality of MyPillow asking if it “actually a great pillow.” Not having stated sufficient, Musk then predicted a headline that would’ve been generated following the change between the 2, tweeting out, “Headline: ‘Stephen King Tweet Causes My Pillow Sales to Skyrocket!’ Lmaooo.”
King didn’t intereact with any of Musk’s tweets after his preliminary message. However, this was not the primary time the 2 have had a riff on the platform. Back in October, King protested Musk’s plans to cost customers $20 to get a blue checkmark.
“$20 a month to keep my blue check? F*** that, they should pay me. If that gets instituted, I’m gone like Enron,” King tweeted.
Musk replied with a counter proposal and lowered the subscription value to $8.
“We need to pay the bills somehow! Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers. How about $8?” Musk tweeted.
Twitter customers can now get a blue checkmark subsequent to their usernames once they subscribe to Twitter Blue for a month-to-month value of $8. However, when the choice was made obtainable many used it to impersonate different corporations and it grew to become uncontrolled. The function has been paused and Musk not too long ago revealed that it had been delayed even additional.
“Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation,” he said. “Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals.”