William Shatner would like to be the new face of Twitter. Shatner, unlike other celebrities, has declared that is on Twitter to stay. And while he was at, he disclosed that he was trying to become the new face of Twitter. He added the hashtag #dump the bird.
“BTW, since it seems to be the latest ‘thing’ on here. I’m stating that I’m staying on Twitter. Besides I think @elonmusk is adorbs. Also, full disclosure: I’m trying to pitch Elon to hire me as face of Twitter. #Dumpthebird.”
Musks’s answer to Shatner was flattering, but noncommital:
BTW, since it seems to be the latest “thing” on here. I’m stating that I’m staying on Twitter. Besides I think @elonmusk is adorbs. Also, full disclosure: I’m trying to pitch Elon to hire me as face of Twitter. #dumpthebird 😉😏
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 28, 2022
Some, like author Eric Michael Garcia (“We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation”) criticized Musk because of Shatner’s outspoken support for Autism Speaks.
“This here, is what we call #ActuallyAutistic hell,” he tweeted.
But, others thought it was a great idea:
Warpcore founder Sahil Mohan Gupta noted that adopting the intentionally apolitical Shatner as Twitter’s new face might actually fall right in line with Musk’s stated goal of neutrality.
“Captain Kirk as the face of Twitter will be the ultimate Kobayashi Maru for the extreme right and the extreme left, hence will abide by the @elonmusk maxim of irritating them equally hence being truly neutral as a social media platform,” he said.