Trevor Noah is the latest celebrity to rally against the Elon Musk Twitter takeover. He slamed the billionaire for his recent shenanigans.
Elon Musk wants users to pay for their verification on Twitter. Initially, he was saying $20 per month, but after receiving much backlash, he’s now going with $8.
In the latest episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the host called the new deal “ridiculous.” He then referred to Musk as “the guy who always looks like a ghost, whether it’s Halloween or not.”
Noah then brought up a valid point comparing Musk’s latest deal of charging people $8 a month to getting in the way of free speech–which is something the new founder has made a point of introducing. The new free speech rule on Twitter has brought massive problems, like the use of the N-word.
LeBron James even called out Musk for seeing an uptick in the use of the word on Twitter.
I dont know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter. But I will say that if this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF. So many damn unfit people saying hate speech is free speech. https://t.co/Sy0jvXIBnC
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 29, 2022
He tweeted, “I don’t know Elon Musk and, tbh, I could care less who owns twitter. But I will say that this is true, I hope he and his people take this very seriously because this is scary AF. So many damn unfit people saying hate speech is free speech.”
Noah questions the deal also.
“So, here’s my question: If you’re trying to create equality on Twitter, why charge anyone to be verified? Just give everyone a blue checkmark then,” Noah said. “Why are you charging people? It doesn’t make sense to offer it as ‘equality’ and then put a price on it, do you get what I’m saying? Can you imagine if MLK was out there like, ‘I have a dream. I have a dream… and I’ll tell you all about it for $8.99 a month.’ It wouldn’t be the same thing.”
According to reports, the verification plan only gives users 90 days to verify their status and continue verifying it month after month, if not their verification status will be revoked. Musk has started hinted at $8 on the digital platform.
Noah criticized the decision,”With eight dollars a month, you can subscribe to Netflix, you can get Paramount+, you can get Hulu… or you can pay so that people verify that they’re actually shitting on you.”
“It’s all about ‘equality.’ No, you’re trying to make money. I get it,” Noah continued. “I think this $8 a month thing is ridiculous. If you ask me, if Elon Musk wants to make money from Twitter, what he should do [is], don’t charge people for blue checkmarks. Charge white people to say the N-word. Twitter will be the most profitable company in history. Racists will be taking out loans..”
Variety reports that there has been a “500% on Twitter in the 12 hours after Musk took over the company.”