Kathy Griffin trolls Elon Musk’s Twitter account late mother after suspension

Comedian Kathy Griffin was suspended from Elon Musk's Twitter after impersonating the CEO.

Comedian Kathy Griffin was suspended from Elon Musk’s Twitter after impersonating the CEO. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin continues to mock Elon Musk on Twitter despite being suspended from the app. How? By tweeting the new Twitter CEO from her late mother’s account.

Griffin was kicked off the social media platform last weekend for posing as Musk, but thanks to her mom Maggie, she’s maneuvered back online. Maggie, a fan favorite on My life on the D-list, passed away in 2020. Maggie’s Twitter account had been inactive since 2019, until Sunday evening. Kathy started tweeting from “TipItMaggieG” and has relentlessly gone after Musk for the past 24 hours.

“Elon, this is Maggie contacting you from the spirit world, you say… you’re an asshole. This is not a parody. This is the real ghost of Kathy Griffin’s boxed wine-loving mom saying I’m going to get tipsy and throw my bingo cards at you! NO PARODY,” Griffin wrote Monday.

Musk previously stated on Twitter that “comedy is now legal” since his $44 billion acquisition, but the Tesla founder doesn’t think it’s funny when people mock and imitate him. Over the weekend, the entrepreneur said that “any Twitter trade that engages in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.”

Griffin changed her photo and name to match Musk’s profile and tweeted like him before the midterm elections.

“After a lively discussion with the women in my life, I have decided that voting blue for their choice is the only right one. (They are sexy women too, by the way.) #VoteBlueToProtectWomen!” Griffin wrote as “Musk.”

Sarah Silverman, Valerie Bertinelli and crazy men alum Rich Sommer followed suit and changed their profiles to match Musk’s. As of Monday, Sommer’s account is still suspended while Silverman is once again operating as himself.

Some celebrities leave Twitter on their own initiative. Whoopi Goldberg called Twitter a “mess” and said on Monday: The view she leaves the platform “today”.

“I just feel – it’s so messy and I’m tired of it now that I’ve blocked certain types of poses, and now they’re back on. I’ll go out and when it settles down and I’m more comfortable “Maybe I’ll come back. But as of tonight, I’m done with Twitter,” Goldberg said.

Gigi Hadid announced on Instagram that she deactivated her account when Musk cut Twitter’s workforce. The model wrote that Twitter is “more and more becoming a cesspool of hatred and bigotry,” adding “especially with its new leadership.”

“I can’t say it’s a safe place for everyone, not a social platform that will do more good than harm,” Hadid noted.

Toni Braxton, Shonda Rhimes and Sara Bareilles have also departed from the blue bird app.

As for Musk, he seems to be ignoring the #FreeKathy requests. Instead, he is urging his nearly 115 million followers to “vote for a Republican Congress” in the midterm elections.

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