Mark Hamill shows how stupid Twitter has become

in his career Markus Hamill fought evil in his role as Luke Skywalker war of starsas well as battling the forces of good in his role as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. But now he’s taking on his toughest fight yet, fighting an enemy so chaotic it defies easy categorization: Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter.

And it started with Twitter stating that they were unsure if Hamill — who starred in one of the greatest film trilogies of all time and whose face continues to grace various novels, comics, toys and games — could actually be considered famous Person. Thankfully, Hamill took it well:

Apparently I have an old verified account (whatever that means). Sometimes it’s remarkable, sometimes… not so much. #meh

When Elon Musk paid $44 billion to acquire Twitter, one of his promises was to make the social media site profitable. This is quite a task considering that a Wall Street Journal Article pointed out that Twitter hasn’t posted an annual profit since 2019 and has posted a loss in eight out of the last ten years.

In one of Musk’s first acts, he managed to immediately devalue the one aspect of Twitter that actually has real value, the “verified account.” Within a week of acquiring Twitter, he began selling the verified blue tick and launching a variety of other colored ticks.

The plan, called “Twitter Blue,” costs $8 a month, and if Musk sells 550 million of it over the next year, he’ll get back the money he spent buying the site. As with everything else Musk has done since taking control of Twitter, it backfired immediately and spectacularly.

And while this may not be Elon Musk’s most controversial act since taking the reins from Twitter, questioning Mark Hamill’s celebrity may have been the strangest yet. Mark Hamill shows how stupid Twitter has become

Lindsay Lowe

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