Kathy Griffin was suspended from Twitter, but found a way to return to the digital platform using her dead mom’s account.
“Free Kathy,” was the hashtag which was tweeted under Maggie Griffin’s Twitter account, which was no longer active since 2019.
when the actress came looking for help after being hacked on Instagram and Facebook.
Kathy Griffin was banned from Twitter after changing her posting name to Elon Musk, violating the terms of service around impersonation.
On a follow-up tweet, Kathy answered Musk after saying that, “Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.”
The comedian then responded, “I’m back from the grave to say… #FreeKathy #TipIt.”
The My Life On the D-List alumni would clarify that she was using her mother’s account as “she would not mind.”
“Apologize in advance for all the comments you’re gonna have to read about how ugly I am and they’re probably gonna throw you in there too. Oh by the way this is KG. I’m tweeting from my dead mother’s account,” Kathy tweeted.
A Twitter user noted that Kathy had been suspended for impersonating Musk and was now doing the same with her mom’s account.
“Oh, for gods sake Andy, look at the date on the tweet you are referencing. It is from 2019. My wonderful mother had an account that I ran for her. She passed away, but I always kept the account. Trust me, she would be with me on this. Relax,” Kathy replied.
Musk then tried to make a joke about Kathy’s suspension tweeting, “Actually, she was suspended for impersonating a comedian.”
Kathy then responded with, “I mean… you stole that joke, you a**hole. People have been posting that joke for hours, you hack. Look, please do a better job running this company. It used to mean something. This is KG btw.”
Musk then stated that if Kathy wanted to recover her account, she would have to pay $8.