LeBron James stands against Elon Musk blue tick policy
The LA Lakers superstar has made it abundantly clear that he will not pay money for having the blue tick on his Twitter profile.
Elon Musk took an interesting step in his career as an entrepreneur when he bought the social media platform Twitter for the staggering amount of $44 billion. And after a number of controversies and changes, the South African, who holds the position of executive director of this company, has now announced a measure that affects those users who have the famous blue tick in their profiles that had served to endorse the verified accounts, including a cast of celebrities. But some ain’t buying it.
To maintain this tick in their profiles users will have to pay a fee as of April. But despite the $7 cost not being financially significant to top celebs and sport stars, there are some who are taking a stand against it.
LeBron not paying for Twitter blue tick
LeBron James has been one of the most recognised faces that has joined the cast of critics who disagree with this measure adopted by the billionaire. The LA Lakers player has publicly expressed his disagreement and has said that his blue tick will disappear soon, as he will not pay the money Musk requests for having this distinction.
“Welp [sic] guess my blue ✔ will be gone soon cause if you know me I ain’t paying the 5,” the forward tweeted, quickly reminded by pedants about the correct cost. This post, which surpassed 120,000 ‘likes’ in just two hours and at the time of writing is pushing 250,000, has been endorsed by several celebrities such as Rachel Nicols and Tim Young who are in a similar situation as the NBA legend.
This is not the first time that LeBron has been publicly angry with Elon Musk. The legend noised up the South African because a user, who paid to be verified on Twitter, impersonated him for several days.