Kathy Griffin defies Twitter suspension by resurrecting her dead mother's account

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By Asiya Ali

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Kathy Griffin proved she couldn’t be silenced after her suspension on Twitter by reviving her deceased mother's account to return to the platform.

The 62-year-old comedian was banned from the social media platform after changing her display name and picture to Elon Musk - which violated the new company policy on impersonations.

Shortly after her suspension, the hashtag "Free Kathy" was tweeted under her late mother Maggie Griffin’s Twitter account - which hadn’t been active since 2019.

In a follow-up tweet, Griffin replied to Musk after the billionaire said that "Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying 'parody' will be permanently suspended," by writing: "I’m back from the grave to say… #FreeKathy #TipIt."

Read Griffin's tweets below:

The Pulp Fiction actress then clarified that she was using her mom's account, writing: "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," Griffin said, adding that her late mother "would not mind".

Following Griffin's suspension, the Tesla founder tried to crack a joke by tweeting that Griffin was banned because she impersonated "a comedian". He then said that if she wanted her account back, she would have to pay $8.

The My Life on the D-List alum then replied to Musk's tweet, through her mother's account, writing: "I mean… you stole that joke, you a***ole."

"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," she added.

The richest man in the world's new vision for the social platform, which he purchased in a $44 billion deal at the end of October, has included blue tick verifications, pivoting to a subscription-based model, fewer adverts, and mass layoffs.

In addition to this, Musk's takeover has been criticized by online users and famous stars, such as model Gigi Hadid, who is the latest person to announce that they are leaving the digital platform.

The supermodel shared her thoughts about Twitter on her Instagram Story on Saturday (November 5), writing: "I deactivated my Twitter account today."

"For a long time, but especially with its new leadership, it’s becoming more and more a cesspool of hate and bigotry, and it’s not a place I want to be a part of," she added.

The mom of one said that she was "only sorry to the fans" who she’s loved "connecting with" over the years, and said that the website is not "a safe place for anyone".

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Kathy Griffin defies Twitter suspension by resurrecting her dead mother's account

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By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Kathy Griffin proved she couldn’t be silenced after her suspension on Twitter by reviving her deceased mother's account to return to the platform.

The 62-year-old comedian was banned from the social media platform after changing her display name and picture to Elon Musk - which violated the new company policy on impersonations.

Shortly after her suspension, the hashtag "Free Kathy" was tweeted under her late mother Maggie Griffin’s Twitter account - which hadn’t been active since 2019.

In a follow-up tweet, Griffin replied to Musk after the billionaire said that "Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying 'parody' will be permanently suspended," by writing: "I’m back from the grave to say… #FreeKathy #TipIt."

Read Griffin's tweets below:

The Pulp Fiction actress then clarified that she was using her mom's account, writing: "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," Griffin said, adding that her late mother "would not mind".

Following Griffin's suspension, the Tesla founder tried to crack a joke by tweeting that Griffin was banned because she impersonated "a comedian". He then said that if she wanted her account back, she would have to pay $8.

The My Life on the D-List alum then replied to Musk's tweet, through her mother's account, writing: "I mean… you stole that joke, you a***ole."

"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," she added.

The richest man in the world's new vision for the social platform, which he purchased in a $44 billion deal at the end of October, has included blue tick verifications, pivoting to a subscription-based model, fewer adverts, and mass layoffs.

In addition to this, Musk's takeover has been criticized by online users and famous stars, such as model Gigi Hadid, who is the latest person to announce that they are leaving the digital platform.

The supermodel shared her thoughts about Twitter on her Instagram Story on Saturday (November 5), writing: "I deactivated my Twitter account today."

"For a long time, but especially with its new leadership, it’s becoming more and more a cesspool of hate and bigotry, and it’s not a place I want to be a part of," she added.

The mom of one said that she was "only sorry to the fans" who she’s loved "connecting with" over the years, and said that the website is not "a safe place for anyone".

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy