From Big B To IRCTC, Prominent Personalities & Gov. Accounts Lose Their Blue Ticks On Twitter!

by Shreya Rathod
From Big B To IRCTC, Prominent Personalities & Gov. Accounts Lose Their Blue Ticks On Twitter!

Twitter has finally revoked legacy blue ticks from all verified accounts! In fact, users will have to sign up for blue tick and it will be a paid subscription. In addition to the blue checkmark, these users will have access to new features. Following this decision, several prominent personalities and government official accounts have lost the verified status of their Twitter accounts. And this has sparked a meme on Twitter itself!

Twitter Revokes Blue Ticks From Verified Accounts

The blue tick system was introduced to signify verified accounts of prominent personalities. They include celebrities, politicians, companies, NGOs etc. This helped differentiate between genuine accounts and parody or imposter accounts. However, now that this system is no longer valid, there is going to be confusion! 

Amitabh Bachchan has even tweeted about this and wrote that he has even paid for a subscription, now, can he have his account verified? 

A similar situation was faced by KRK. According to his tweet, he had paid for a subscription three days ago. Still, Twitter removed the blue tick from his account. 

Among the list of celebrities, Shah Rukh Khan has also lost the blue tick. However, to everyone’s surprise, his fan clubs still have this sign of verification!

twitter blue tick
Credits: Shah Rukh Khan/ Twitter

This wasn’t limited to people. Apparently, the government official accounts like NITI Aayog, PIB India, Ministry of WCD, IRCTC, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of MSME and several state tourism Twitter accounts do not have a blue tick! 

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Here’s a list of prominent personalities who have lost blue ticks:

  • Salman Khan 
  • Akshay Kumar 
  • Dhanush
  • Virat Kohli
  • Anushka Sharma
  • Alia Bhatt
  • Varun Dhawan
  • Kapil Sharma
  • Farhan Akhtar
  • Siddharth Malhotra
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Sourav Ganguly
  • A.R. Rahman
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Rajnikanth
  • Samantha Ruth Prabhu
  • Shruti Hassan
  • Pankaj Tripathi
  • Ajay Devgan
  • Twinkle Khanna
  • Abhishek Bachchan
  • Subramanian Swamy
  • Eknath Shinde 
  • Ajit Pawar
  • Mamata Banerjee
  • M.K. Stalin
  • Nitish Kumar
  • Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
  • Ranveer Brar
  • Vikas Khanna
  • Sanjeev Kumar 
  • Kunal Kapur
  • Ajay Chopra
  • Harpal Singh

Meme Fest On Twitter

Prominent personalities losing their blue ticks have started a mem fest on Twitter. Here are some that you might find interesting!

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What are your thoughts about this Twitter decision? 

Cover Image Courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan/ Twitter & Facebook