‘Charge White People to Say the N-Word’ and Twitter Will Be the ‘Most Profitable Company’
During the most recent episode of “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah criticized Elon Musk’s contentious takeover of Twitter, calling it “crazy” because Musk intends to charge users $8 per month to have a blue check mark as part of Twitter Blue (via The Daily Beast). Noah said that Musk’s goal of bringing equality and free expression to Twitter is incompatible with charging users for blue check marks, referring to Musk as “the guy who always looks like a ghost, whether it’s Halloween or not.”
So, let me ask you this: Why should anyone pay to be verified on Twitter if you’re trying to promote equality? Just mark everyone’s name with a blue checkmark, Noah said. Why do you charge people, I ask? Do you see why it makes no sense to offer something as “equality” and then charge for it? Can you picture MLK declaring, “I have a dream,” in public? For $8.99 a month, I’ll tell you everything about my dream. The situation would not be identical.
The price of the Twitter Blue subscription plan would have increased from $4.99 to $19.99 per month, and using the service would have been the only way to maintain verified-user status, according to sources. Musk had previously planned to do this. Users’ verified status would be withdrawn if they didn’t sign up for the subscription program within 90 days. Musk pitched the $8 per month tier on Twitter in response to criticism of the $19.99 price.
In response to the choice, Noah stated, “With eight dollars a month, you can subscribe to Netflix, get Paramount+, get Hulu, or you can pay so that people verify that they’re actually shitting on you.
Everything is about ‘equality,’ No, you’re just trying to get rich. I understand,” Noah said. “This $8 per month notion is absurd, in my opinion. If Elon Musk wants to profit from Twitter, in my opinion, he should refrain from charging users for blue checkmarks. Demand that white people use the N-word. The most prosperous firm in history will be Twitter. Racists will apply for loans.
Noah seemed to be making reference to allegations that, in the 12-hour period following Musk’s takeover of the firm, use of the N-word on Twitter increased by 500%. Musk then added, “I will explain the rationale in longer form before this is executed,” in reference to his choice to raise the price of Twitter Blue.
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