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Kathy Griffin Tests Elon Musk After Getting Banned on Twitter for Impersonating Him

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Comedian Kathy Griffin’s Twitter account was suspended on Sunday after testing new owner Elon Musk.

It isn’t clear if the suspension is temporary or permanent, but Griffin was booted off the platform shortly after mocking Elon Musk by impersonating his Twitter account.

Elon Musk had earlier announced that accounts that impersonated celebrities would be suspended or banned unless they’re clearly labeled “parody.”

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

“Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we are rolling out widespread verification, there will be no warning,” he continued.

“This will be clearly identified as a condition for signing up to Twitter Blue,” he added.

Conservatives crowed on Twitter about Kathy Griffin’s suspension, which reportedly was “permanent.”

Griffin took at a platform called “Mastodon” to gripe about her account being “locked.”

“Elon just locked my Twitter acct. I guess not ALL the content moderators were let go? Lol,” she wrote.

“I am wreaking a little havoc on Twitter right now,” she added. “I’m feeling quite smug.”

In another message, she claimed that Musk was “melting down.”

Elon melting down on Twitter because of me and… Valerie Bertinelli,” she said. “#FreeKathy is trending on Twitter.”

But identity theft and impersonation were not the only Terms of Service that Griffin violated. She also evaded the ban… by using her dead mother’s account.

““Free Kathy,” was the hashtag that was tweeted under Maggie Griffin’s Twitter account which hadn’t been active since 2019 when the comedian was asking for help after being hacked on Instagram and Facebook,” Deadline Hollywood reported.

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She further mocked Elon Musk while using her dead mother’s account.

“I’m back from the grave to say… #FreeKathy #TipIt,” Griffin added.

She would clarify that she was using her mom’s account as “she would not mind.”

“Apologize in advance for all the comments you’re gonna have to read about how ugly I am and they’re probably gonna throw you in there too. Oh by the way this is KG. I’m tweeting from my dead mother’s account,” Kathy tweeted.

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A Twitter user pointed out that Kathy had been suspended for impersonating Musk and was now doing the same thing with her mother’s account.

“Oh, for gods sake Andy, look at the date on the tweet you are referencing. It is from 2019. My wonderful mother had an account that I ran for her. She passed away, but I always kept the account. Trust me, she would be with me on this. Relax,” Kathy replied.

Musk cracked a joke about Kathy’s suspension tweeting, “Actually, she was suspended for impersonating a comedian.”

Kathy replied, “I mean… you stole that joke, you a**hole. People have been posting that joke for hours, you hack. Look, please do a better job running this company. It used to mean something. This is KG btw.”

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Musk then told Kathy if she wanted her account back she would have to pay $8.

Five Times August, a singer/songwriter, had the ultimate parting shot.

“The left cares more about Kathy Griffin, a never even remotely funny has been ‘comedian,’ getting suspended from Twitter than they did when an actual sitting President of the United States was removed from the platform,” he wrote.

Elon Musk is proving that he’s the best thing to happen to Twitter since Donald Trump. Speaking of which, many are wondering when the former president will come back to the platform to join in on the fun.

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