Kathy Griffin Logs Back on to Twitter Using Her Dead Mom's Account After Getting Banned

Brittany M. Hughes | November 7, 2022
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Fresh off getting das boot from Twitter for impersonating Elon Musk, comedian Kathy Griffin logged back on to the site to defend herself...using her dead mom's account.

Griffin, who's been suspended from Twitter before for doing things like posting photos of herself holding a bloody Trump head (a temporary ban that came only after a days' worth of outcry from the right), finally got axed from the platform Sunday after she changed her username to "Elon Musk" and make his face her profile photo, without specifying that it was a joke.

Musk, who recently rolled out a proposal to make the site's blue verification checkmark available to anyone willing to pay $8 for a site upgrade, said anyone caught making fake accounts impersonating someone else without clearly labeling them as fake will be "permanently suspended."

“Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended,” Musk tweeted. “Previously, we issued a warning before suspension, but now that we are rolling out widespread verification, there will be no warning.”

Related: FINALLY: Twitter Permanently Boots Kathy Griffin For Impersonating Elon Musk

After getting her account frozen, Griffin hopped back on the social media site Monday under her the Twitter handle of her deceased mother, Maggie Griffin, who died in 2020, before then trying to get "#FreeKathy" trending.

"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," she tweeted.

“Oh by the way this is KG. I’m tweeting from my dead mother’s account. She would not mind," Griffin added.


Oh, and Griffin also changed her dead mom's username to "Elon Musk" and updated the profile photo to match the billionaire's - again.