Elon Musk seemed to have changed his mind completely about his previous position that the legacy verification checkmark was an indication of "elitism" and needed to be removed in order to foster equality and free expression. The social networking platform appears to have recovered numerous celebrities' verification badges. Despite the fact that the accounts of several celebrities said they had subscribed to Twitter Blue but all of them denied to pay the $8 to join the plan.
Musk then claimed in a tweet that he had personally paid for a few famous people's Twitter Blue subscriptions. On Sunday, however, it was seen that the verification badges began appearing again on the profiles of other famous people of the world. The verification badges started to appear again on the profiles of prominent Indian and Pakistanis celebrities including Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Khan Afridi, and AR Rahman.
All of these profiles indicate that the users paid $8 to subscribe to Twitter Blue and that their phone number has been validated. Many of them denied the same on Twitter. All the facts show that the verification badge for all Twitter users with more than 1 million followers appears to have been restored, at least according to Musk-led Twitter. The irony of this development was emphasized by a number of Twitter users.