Comedian Sarah Silverman used her verified account to troll Musk, copying his profile picture, cover image, and name. The only thing that distinguished a tweet from Silverman’s account was the handle @SarahKSilverman.
“I am a free speech absolutist and I eat breakfast every day,” Silverman tweeted on Saturday. Her account also retweeted posts supporting Democratic candidates.
Silverman’s account was labelled “temporarily restricted” on Sunday, with a warning that “there has been some unusual activity on this account” shown to visitors before clicking through to the profile. The comedian then changed her account to her usual form, complete with her own name and image.
TV actress Valerie Bertinelli also changed her account name to that of the Twitter CEO, tweeting on Friday that “[t]he blue check mark simply meant that she verified her identity. It will be more difficult for scammers to impersonate you. That no longer applies. Good luck out there!” She then responded to a follower who asked how the checkmark no longer applies, writing, “[t]u can buy a blue checkmark for $7.99 a month without verifying who you are.”
Who is Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman is known for tackling controversial topics and social taboos with her exceptional comedic acts, Sarah Kate Silverman is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. The Primetime Emmy Award winner was born and raised in New Hampshire, USA, the son of Donald Silverman and Beth Ann. One of her earliest stand-up acts came at the age of 17 in 1987, while she began acting professionally in 1992.
Silverman was associated with Saturday Night Live as a writer and featured player for a year from 1993 to 1994. However, none of her sketches aired and she eventually quit working with NSL after only one season. However, 15 years later, in 2007, Silverman created her own sitcom The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran on Comedy Central until 2010. In 2014, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for the stand-up special Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles.
Some of her acting credits include Who’s the Caboose? (1997, also co-producer), Screwed (2000), School of Rock (2003), I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006), and Ashby (2015). Her 2017 releases include the films The Book of Henry, Battle of the Sexes, and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
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