Dr Disrespect asks Elon Musk to “wake up,” offers Twitter check mark alternative

By Fariha Bhatti


Nov 1, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

In a weird crossover, Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm has offered a recommendation to Elon Musk amid debate around Twitter check mark monetization.

Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition has been eventful. Memes, controversies, debates, and drama have swamped the social media site since the tech titan entered Twitter headquarters, carrying a sink. However, things took a serious turn when reports of the blue check mark going behind a paywall started swirling. Now, Dr Disrespect has something to say on the subject.

Notable personalities, especially journalists, have strictly opposed the monetization of the blue check mark. When renowned author Stephen King highlighted the same, Elon Musk tried to negotiate the check mark fee, likely as a joke. The discussion turned heads in the gaming community when popular YouTuber Dr Disrespect chimed in with his own recommendation. 

Mr. Two-Time offered a solution that doesn’t require money and would also secure the credibility of accounts.

“Allow face scan/retinal scan into a ‘blue check mode’ similar to iPhone unlock through face scan. But in this case only while scan is active, a tweet is created alongside unique code coinciding with that instance. Lets wake up… Elon,” Dr Disrespect said.

Dr Disrespect has a recommendation for Twitter

Dr Disrespect

With Dr Disrespect’s recommended method, users could generate tweets with a unique code only when the scan is active through a face scan, similar to iPhone. His response came to Elon Musk’s reasoning behind the paywall. According to him, it’s the only way to deal with the bots who get fake verification by exploiting the method.

Dr Disrespect’s idea isn’t precisely path-breaking, but it sure has legs since it’d require facial verification multiple times. However, some argue that scanning each time you have to draft a tweet sounds like a step backward, not forwards. Moreover, most check-marked users won’t be okay with providing so much data to a social media company.

It’s improbable Elon Musk would take this recommendation into account, but the gaming community has thoroughly enjoyed the unexpected interaction. Many are also surprised that millionaires are worried about paying $20 a month and that Elon Musk is potentially holding out a tin cup to the users.