Twitter’s recent decision to remove blue verification badges from profiles that have not subscribed to the Twitter Blue service has sparked mixed reactions from Indian celebrities. The move, which was previously announced by Twitter CEO Elon Musk, requires users to pay a monthly fee for the blue tick, which was previously a mark of verification.
Actor and comedian Vir Das took to Twitter to express his thoughts on the matter. He stated that he prefers the idea of buying tickets to verify an artist rather than relying on blue ticks. He also mentioned that he doesn’t mind being impersonated on the platform, as users can differentiate the real him from impersonators based on whether they agree or disagree with his tweets.
Actress Nargis Fakhri also shared her thoughts on the removal of her blue tick. In a tweet, she questioned the point of having a blue tick if anyone can buy it.
Other Indian celebrities, such as actor-filmmaker Prakash Raj and actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan, also expressed their opinions on the matter. Prakash Raj bid farewell to his blue tick with a poetic tweet, while Ravi Kishan wondered why his blue tick had been removed.
Overall, the new subscription policy for blue ticks has caused a stir among Indian celebrities, with some questioning the point of verification if it can be bought rather than earned. It remains to be seen how this will affect the Twitterverse in the long run, but for now, it’s clear that the blue tick remains a coveted symbol of social media verification.