Twitter's SPARTACUS moment: Did Valerie Bertinelli just spark the wildest 'Elon Musk' trend EVER?

Valerie Bertinelli's page featured a blue checkmark on November 6, 2022, but it said 'Elon Musk'

Twitter's SPARTACUS moment: Did Valerie Bertinelli just spark the wildest 'Elon Musk' trend EVER?
Valerie Bertinelli has found a novel way to trash Elon Musk (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy, Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images)
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Celebrities who already had a blue checkmark on Twitter, such as 'One Day at a Time' actress Valerie Bertinelli and 'Roswell' actor Brendan Fehr, changed their names on the site to "Elon Musk" in a subtle dig against its new $7.99/month charge for the service. “Trash me all day, but it’ll cost $8,” Musk had tweeted earlier on November 4. Fehr on Twitter stated, “Is Elon Musk as worried that all his tweets are from ‘Elon Musk’ as I am? I mean, even my good ones.”

According to heavy.com, Twitter, which is still ‘adjusting’ to the Musk era, began to see Bertinelli's name trending. Her page, @Wolfiesmom, featured a blue checkmark on November 6, 2022, but it said "Elon Musk." She went on to tweet “The blue checkmark simply meant your identity was verified. Scammers would have a harder time impersonating you. That no longer applies. Good luck out there!”

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In anticipation of next week's midterm elections, Bertinelli also posted her support for Democratic candidates. Democrats Beto O'Rourke for governor of Texas, Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan, and Raphael Warnock for the Georgia Senate seat were among those Bertinelli endorsed under the guise of Elon Musk. She included the hashtag #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica in a few of her tweets.

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The move earned the actress some admiration on the platform as The Palmer Report wrote, “Valerie Bertinelli has changed her Twitter name to ‘Elon Musk’ and she’s using it to retweet Democratic candidates. This is the greatest thing that has ever happened 😁” Another user wrote, “Guys, Valerie Bertinelli changed her verified name to elon musk and she’s using it to retweet Dem candidates, and it shows up in feeds like this. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Some people help rebuild my faith in humanity.”

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However, there were some who begged to differ, rather strongly. One woman wrote, “Valerie Bertinelli is a jerk. And so are the people who think this crap is being sent by @elonmusk.” Someone exclaimed, “Please delete Valerie Bertinelli’s account, she is committing fraud by pretending to be you! She’s retweeting with your name extremely liberal candidates and other such nonsense. Remove her!!.” Another candid user wrote, “Valerie I always respected you but if this is true that you are using a fake name and tweeting under someone else's name then shame shame on you."

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