Because the badge is no longer free, people must pay to keep it.
Cassper Nyovest, Sizwe Dhlomo, Thando Thabethe, Black Coffee, Trevor Noah, and more have lost their verification badges, prompting reactions from them and others.
However, many of these celebrities appear unconcerned because they are dealing with more severe challenges.
“I’m seeing all these messages about this Blue Tick story. Letsetse le bo putswa. Bona, Elon must understand we have more important issues to worry about mohae. And frankly, we’ve exhausted our “Yhos” in the past few weeks. Twirling into No Blue Tick life, ha monate jwang,” Kgomotso Christopher wrote.
“There’s always been fake accounts. Not really my problem the way I see it. I don’t take Twitter that seriously if I’m being honest, so nah,” Sizwe Dhlomo.
“I’m verified in the streets,” Cass wrote.
Users have to pay $8 (around R145) a month to subscribe to Twitter Blue so they can be verified.
See other reactions below:
Imagine paying for re-verification 🤣 https://t.co/Yvs1N0g7rH
— Thando Thabethe (@Thando_Thabethe) April 20, 2023
Blue ticks are gone? 😭🧍♂️ pic.twitter.com/qyYgiPtqpI
— Joyous Celebration (@JoyousSA) April 20, 2023
Just pay for Twitter and stop playing yourself 🤣
— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) April 20, 2023