In a hilarious turn of events, it has been reported that Twitter chief Elon Musk has banned NBA superstar LeBron James from the platform after he refused to pay for the blue checkmark on his account.
According to sources related to the matter, James was talking to Twitter about getting verified, but when he was told about the fees, he was speechless.
A source said, “LeBron couldn’t believe he was being asked to pay for something that was essentially just a little blue checkmark.”
Despite his objections, Musk was unimpressed. A spokesperson for Twitter’s CEO said, “Elon believes in the pay-to-play model.” “He thinks that if you want access to the benefits that come with the blue checkmark, you must be willing to invest in yourself.”
When James refused to pay, Musk took matters into his own hands and personally banned the NBA star from the stage. The move sent shockwaves across the sporting world, with many fans and supporters expressing their outrage on social media.
Some users have even started a petition on Twitter to reinstate James, but Musk remains unmoved. “LeBron had a chance,” the spokesperson said. “If he wants to get back on stage, he’s going to have to pay like everyone else.”
The ban has sparked widespread discussion about the value of social media verification, with some users arguing that it is an essential tool for establishing credibility and combating misinformation, while others see it as nothing more than a status symbol.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue, one thing is clear: Elon Musk isn’t afraid to ruffle some feathers in the pursuit of his vision for Twitter.