Kathy Griffin’s Twitter Account Suspended For…


Kathy Griffin is no stranger to controversy, this is certain, as her brand of Beverly Hills elitist comedy fell out of style forcing the comedian to adopt an ever more turgid style of “entertainment”.

But now Griffin has found her audience shrinking again thanks to her behavior on Elon Musk’s Twitter.

Kathy Griffin was the latest casualty in Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover as the comedian’s account was suspended Sunday.

Griffin, 62, changed her profile name to Musk, and appeared to be promptly banned from the social media site.

Despite her handle showing her own @kathygriffin name, the moniker by her blue checkmark said “Elon Musk” — which goes against the company policy against impersonation.

This appeared to be a rather significant thorn in Musk’s side.

The SpaceX founder indicated he was taking his “Chief Tweet” role seriously as he addressed fake accounts just weeks after officially acquiring Twitter for $44 billion following months of legal wrangling.

“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” he wrote Sunday night.

“Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we are rolling out widespread verification, there will be no warning. This will be clearly identified as a condition for signing up to Twitter Blue.”

Musk’s takeover of Twitter has been rather turbulent thus far, with the Tesla CEO forcing an enormous amount of layoffs and restructuring during his first week on the job.