Elon Musk said Wednesday that he changed his name to “Mr. Tweet” on Twitter and now the platform won’t let him change it back.
What Happened: The Twitter and Tesla CEO tweeted, “Changed my name to Mr. Tweet, now Twitter won’t let me change it back.”
I’m sorry there’s no recording of this — it was prohibited — but basically Musk replied “Mr. Tweet?” The whole courtroom laughed. And then Musk said: “actually pretty accurate”
Going by memory here, not for the history books
— Patrick McGee (@PatrickMcGee_) January 26, 2023
Financial Times’ San Francisco correspondent Patrick McGee said on Twitter that the lawyer for investors suing Musk accidentally called Musk “Mr. Tweet” while grilling him.
Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) co-creator Billy Markus jokingly replied to Musk: “you should complain to elon musk about it.”
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Why It Matters: Musk’s name change attracted multiple comments and memes, including a post from a user who asked why the entrepreneur’s blue tick wasn’t hidden after the change.
As you changed your display name how the blue tick didn’t get hide? Is twitter policy different with you? @TwitterBlue pic.twitter.com/irUSiRU3dv
— Manish Bothra (@MoneyMystery) January 25, 2023
Elon finding the guy who won’t let him change his name pic.twitter.com/52WhxHM89o
— alexjm the blue roo (@alexjmingolla) January 25, 2023
— DogeDesigner (@cb_doge) January 26, 2023
Earlier in November, a rapper, Doja Cat, changed her user name to Christmas and found out she couldn’t change it back.
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