Jack Black, the 53-year-old star of ‘School of Rock’, has expressed his disapproval of Twitter’s new subscription fee for verified accounts. The change comes as tech billionaire Elon Musk assumes control of the social media platform, introducing a fee for high-profile figures and companies to maintain their verified status. Black, however, has no plans to pay for his blue tick and intends to call Musk’s “bluff” on the matter.
In a recent interview with Variety, Black stated, “I don’t know if I’m going to pay for it. I’m a little embarrassed by the blue check, to be honest with you. Maybe it’s cooler not to have checks.” He went on to add, “It’s not cool to pay for it. I’m gonna see what happens if I don’t pay for it. I’m gonna call his bluff, and see if he takes my check away.”
The movie star even joked about holding a press conference to bring attention to this “weird injustice.”
Chris Pratt, another prominent actor, shared his thoughts on Twitter’s overhaul with Variety as well, revealing that he is undecided about signing up for the monthly $8 fee to keep his blue tick. Pratt emphasized his connection with his followers, saying, “I don’t know [if I will pay for it]. I care deeply about all of [my followers]. I’ll do whatever I have to do to stay a part of their lives because I respect their attention and I love to use it as an opportunity to talk to them when I’m doing movies and stuff.”
The introduction of a subscription fee for verified accounts on Twitter has sparked mixed reactions from celebrities and high-profile individuals. With Jack Black and Chris Pratt voicing their opinions, it remains to be seen how this change will ultimately impact the platform and its users.