Elon Musk is trolling himself on Twitter, claiming he can’t change his embarrassing new Twitter profile handle, “Mr. Cheep.”
It was unclear why Musk, who bought Twitter last year for $44 billion and named himself chief executive, was unable to make the switch. Twitter users, however, have complained in recent months about the difficulty of changing the name of a Twitter profile.
Musk’s last name on Twitter was “Chief Twit.” He changed it after a lawyer mistakenly referred to him as “Mr. Tweet” in a courtroom where the Tesla investor lawsuit is being heard. Investors are suing Musk after his misleading 2018 tweet said funds had been “secured” to take Tesla private and reversed the value of his stock.
Nicholas Porritt, who represents shareholders, made the mistake on Monday.
He referred to the mistake as a “Freudian slip.” But Musk, who was testing at the time, joked that it was “probably an accurate description,” he reported. Business Insider – and then changed his profile name.
“I changed my name to Mr. Tweet, now Twitter won’t let me change it again,” Musk tweeted on Wednesday, still as “Mr. Tweet.” He added a laughing emoji, so he apparently isn’t upset about it.
the edge reported in November that users who were verified under Twitter’s pre-Musk policy couldn’t change their display names in the app. The change was supposedly aimed at protecting against spoofing amid Twitter’s new tangled verification system. Supposedly it was fixed at some point. .
Twitter followers responded with some squawks to Mr. Tweet’s tweet.