Steve Martin and Charlie Sheen are but a handful of celebs who seem to really want their blue checkmarks back on Twitter — and they’re making their concerns known, publicly.
The two Hollywood heavyweights took to the bird app over the past couple days to express their dismay at not being verified anymore — and they tweeted their gripes too … letting everyone (as well as Elon Musk, specifically) know they want to be 1 of 1 on Twitter.
I no longer have a blue check. But I would appreciate it if told me that you still see it. I really need this.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) April 22, 2023
First, Steve … who may or may not be joking here. He writes, “I no longer have a blue check. But I would appreciate it if told me that you still see it. I really need this.”
He’s getting a lot of responses from fans who say he’s still blue checkmark verified in their books … and that he doesn’t need Twitter’s validation to be considered legit. Again, considering SM’s sense of humor — we feel like he’s low-key trolling in this instance.
i’m sorry your fancy rocket
exploded in spectacular fashion. I’m certain you’ll build an even bigger and more explody one.
may i please have my
blue check back?
it would mean a lot to me.
thank you in advance,
sincerely – c sheen
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) April 22, 2023
Then there’s Charlie … who, perhaps, sounds a bit more serious about wanting back in the blue club. He says with some zest, “dear @elonmusk i’m sorry your fancy rocket exploded in spectacular fashion. I’m certain you’ll build an even bigger and more explody one.”
CS adds, “now, may i please have my blue check back? it would mean a lot to me. thank you in advance, sincerely – c sheen.” Elon responded, saying he feels Chuck’s pain.
Of course, some are responding to both Charlie and Steve and asking the obvious — if you want a blue check, why not just pay for it … especially seeing how you can easily afford it??? It’s a fair question — but it’s also tricky … ’cause blue checks are kinda cringe now.
Indeed … the consensus online seems to be, if you still have a blue check — except for LeBron, William Shatner and Stephen King (whose checks Elon has explicitly said he’s comping) — you obviously pay for it now … aka, you’re sorta in the “loser club,” if you will.
If that is, indeed, the case … there sure are a lot of “loser” A-listers who still have their checks and who presumably pay Elon $8/month — including Taylor Swift, Arnold Schwarzenneger, LL Cool J, Khloe Kardashian, John Cena, Soulja Boy, Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd (who’s got a gold checkmark, surprisingly).
All these people have opted to retain their verified status … and clearly see some value in letting the public know they still are who they say they are. Can’t really knock ’em.
Feels like we’re back in high school again … so, pick your clique, we suppose. 🤷🏽♂️