actors journalists tweet freekathy as kathy griffin appears to tweet from dead mothers account after ban

Journalists and more reacted to comedian Kathy Griffin, who was banned from Twitter for impersonating Elon Musk, on Monday for appearing to tweet from her deceased mother’s Twitter account. 

Griffin received support from actors and journalists tweeting “FreeKathy” in response to her ban in addition to some criticism. 

“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. She would not mind,” a tweet from Maggie Griffin’s Twitter account in response to podcast host Kara Swisher’s support for Griffin, said. 

Griffin was suspended from Twitter after changing her profile name to Elon Musk. Her Twitter handle still showed up as “@kathygriffin.”

Comedian Kathy Griffin speaks at a news conference in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu (REUTERS/Ringo Chiu)

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Griffin appeared to respond to several tweets posted by Musk from Maggie Griffin’s account. She calls Musk an “a——” and a “hack.” 

“Look, please do a better job running this company. It used to mean something. This is KG btw,” she said. 

She also responded to other tweets posted by Musk with “#FreeKathy.”

Maggie Griffin’s account name read Elon Musk as of Monday afternoon as well, as her Twitter handle remained @TipItMaggieG.

 Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington.

 Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Actor Mark Hamill tweeted his support for Griffin as well and said “FreeKathy.” 

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Others questioned Griffin’s decision to tweet from her mother’s Twitter account after being banned and suggested she attempted to evade the ban. 

“Like a digital Weekend at Bernies…,” actor Corin Nemec said in response to a New York Post story about Griffin using her deceased mother’s account. 

“Imagine getting to a place in life where one is so desperate for attention, they log on to *their dead mother’s account* to protest a ban from a social media platform,” Fox News Contributor Joe Concha said. 

“Insulting the owner of the social media company that you are begging people to help you get back onto, after you got kicked off for violating the terms of service, is a bold strategy,” Joel Petlin, a contributor for Newsweek, said. 

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Actress/honoree Kathy Griffin attends the West Hollywood Rainbow Key Awards at City of West Hollywood's Council Chambers on June 5, 2018, in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

Actress/honoree Kathy Griffin attends the West Hollywood Rainbow Key Awards at City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers on June 5, 2018, in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images) (Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

Representatives for Griffin did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. 

Celebrities such as singer Sara Bareilles and supermodel Gigi Hadid have decided to leave the platform in the wake of Musk’s takeover. 

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