Jack Black: Twitter Blue Check Marks Are Embarassing

“Maybe it’s cooler not to have checks,” Black said. “It’s really not cool to pay for that.”

Another week, another round of hastily rolled out changes to Twitter which seems to annoy everyone. As Elon Musk continues to reshape the social media platform he bought for 44 billion dollars in an attempt to find new sources of revenue, the company launched a massive overhaul of its verification system.

The infamous “blue checkmarks,” which were originally given to high-level users to verify that their accounts were linked to the real person rather than an impersonator, have been revamped as an add-on anyone can buy. Additionally, Musk announced that verified users who choose not to pay for the service will have their check marks removed in the coming weeks.

The topic has sparked a lot of debate about how the move could make it easier to spread misinformation on Twitter — it’s even made its way as far as Los Angeles. first from “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.”

In a red carpet interview with Variety, Jack Black offered his two cents on the changes underway at the social media giant. The actor and comedian, who voices Bowser in the video game adaptation, has made it clear that he has no interest in paying to be verified.

“I don’t know if I’m going to pay for this,” Black said. “I’m a bit embarrassed by the blue check to be honest with you. Maybe it’s cooler not to have checks. It’s really not cool to pay for it. I’ll see what happens if I don’t pay. I’ll call his bluff, see if he really takes my check.

Black co-star Chris PratWHO mario voice in the upcoming animated film, offered a slightly more diplomatic response when asked a similar question.

“I don’t know,” Pratt said when asked if he plans to pay to keep his Twitter verification. “I care deeply about everything [my followers]. I will do whatever I have to to stay a part of their life because I respect their attention and like to use it as an opportunity to talk to them when I’m doing movies and stuff.

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” opens in theaters Wednesday, April 5.

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