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Shatner Angry At Twitter

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William Shatner is angry at Twitter for something they’ve done and he is not shy about calling them out over the behavior.

The actor spoke at length about the matter on his Shatner Speaks Tumblr page.

“Each year for the past couple years on December 31st I post a tongue-in-cheek ode to those that I follow on Twitter,” said Shatner. “I try to reflect on my interactions with each of my followers and keep it fun all while keeping it in iambic pentameter.

“So imagine my surprise last night as I go into Twitter to get a list of those that I follow to start my yearly project only to discover that an account I didn’t follow, MasterCard was prominently displayed as one of my followers! Twitter‘s latest marketing scheme is to add followers to the list of those trusted friends and acquaintances that you have so carefully put together.”

In addition to corporations, there are individuals on his list to whom Shatner objects, including one that has the name “ganja” as part of his Twitter handle. “That’s not acceptable to me to have this occur on my followers list as it could hurt my income and my reputation,” said Shatner. “I don’t mind seeing a suggestion on who to follow as a promoted account or even a promoted tweet in my timeline but to add someone or some company to my list of followers implies endorsement.”

“I, like a host of other well knowns and peers, am very careful about endorsements and the abuse by Twitter of this does not sit well with me.

“To that end I will not be doing my year end homage to those I follower since I’m not about to praise MasterCard or Ganja guy.”

On his Twitter feed, Shatner posted a tweet to Twitter head co-founder Jack Dorsey as well as to the Twitter safety team. “Do you understand that by implying that I follow these companies that it appears to be an endorsement?”

“I’m out but am going to reevaluate the time I spend on Twitter going forward,” said Shatner.

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53 thoughts on “Shatner Angry At Twitter

  1. I’m guessing they try to slip those kind of things into people who have a ton of followers and followees. I have 3 followers (I don’t seek out followers) so there’s no way they could slide that by me.

  2. Shatner seems to be confused by his followers and those he follows. Which ones are he talking about?

  3. What Shatner’s problem is was that he is not getting paid a cut from Mastercard/Visa in any way. THAT is what is bothering him the most. He is all about the dollars, look at how many times he mentions the word endorsement, this guy is all about exploiting and benefitting financially, like any JEW.

  4. Bill is right, he isn’t a Starfleet captain he is an actor and businessman. If Twitter says he follows mastercard it does imply an endorsement. If you don’t like the profit motive that’s fine, but the point stands. Imagine if you were vegetarian and your friends saw that you followed a local butcher? What if twitt said you followed a football team you didn’t like? Or one direction? It’s insidious marketing.

  5. If I convert, does that mean I’ll be able to get in on this whole exploiting-and-benefitting-financially thing? ‘Cause that sounds pretty sweet.

  6. Cardassians were the allegory to Israel and the Bajorans were the allegory to the occupied Palestinians, Rick Berman and Michael Pillar both said so themselves. I love Shatner, but how many times do I recall hearing and reading when I was growing up that both him and Nimoy were giving the studio a hard time, and being disruptive due to contract and money disputes, come on man.

  7. …oh because Jews are the most welcoming, generous, and free-spirited folks on this side of the Mississippi, right? They are killers and thieves, period.

  8. Maybe we’ll get lucky and a jew will rape you to death. Or if not a jew, anybody will do.

  9. If only there was a tv programme about tolerance and respecting diversity for you to watch…

  10. You cant dislike his vile comment and make an equally disgusting one of your own. His point is so ridiculous and so self evidently idiotic there’s no point getting angry. Being stupid and powerless isnt punishable by death, it is its own punishment. Where is the moderation on this site????

  11. Oh and calling you out on racism is NOT in itself a generalisation about Jews, or any race, maybe your command of English is so poor you just don’t understand what you are saying? I hope so.

  12. So when you were ‘growing up’ in the 1960’s or 80’s two actors allegedly held out for more money therefore an entire race are damned in your head? Well thats a cast iron case right there Adolf I cant see any flaws in that.

  13. I understand the response but you are trivialising this comment and attitude with a poor metaphor. The whole point of DS9 were the shades of grey within races. Duet was an excellent example of NOT judging entire races by your own experience.

  14. You can command these nuts in your mouth. You’re a cunt and a faggot.

  15. Just like your mother was, which explains your existence, and why she never told you who your father was…?

  16. Yes that was the joke that i just made, I’d say “irony is lost on Americans” but then that would make me a bigoted prick, so I wont.

  17. Just the one, honestly and sincerely have you considered dealing with your hate, not a good vibe.

  18. He slithers out from the dark and dingy basement once again to bless us with his grade school-level insults!

  19. Is that a line from the episode with Frank Gorshin Let That Be Your Last Battlefield?

  20. JESUS was a Jew he was never tricked into endorsing credit cards, just wine, loaves, fishes and peace to all men.

  21. And what did his “fellow countrymen” aka JEWS do to him, the slung him up on an untreated lumber cross, like a fish, to use your metaphor, and slaughtered him. That is why they are also known as “Christ Killers.” Never turn your back on a Breen, or a JEW.

  22. I always thought the Cardassians were more like Germans, and the Bajorans like Jews. I think that’s a much more fitting allegorical comparison than the one you suggested, or, as you claim, Berman’s and Piller’s imagined allegory (I must admit I’m not familiar with that). When you look at the names of Bajorans, for example, they all kind of resemble jewish names, and the Cardassians e.g. had those titles “gul” (like Gul Dukat, for example), which sounds similar to the German word “Gaul”, which means district, and the Nazis in Nazi Germany had district leaders which were called “Gauleiter” (leader of a district).

  23. How can you say that? Jews are people like everyone else. There are bad Jews and there are good Jews. Bad Jews may be killers and thieves, as you say, especially those who perpetrated crimes against humanity during the unfortunate and long-term occupation of the Palestinian land, but the good Jews are not like that and wouldn’t want such thing. They are often perceived as a very homogenous ethnic group, thinking and acting homogenously, but even among them there are differences. Keep that in mind before making some generalized statements.

  24. I totally agree. He is speaking of followers in the context of who he follows. He is making it sound like Twitter added people to the people he follows, but he is referring to MasterCard as following him. Which of course, is totally up to MasterCard. Has somebody cleared this confusion up for him yet!?

  25. You actually sound like a nice, reasonable person, but I have a perspective uncommon to your or others in regards to these people. Trust me they are all devious, conniving killer and thieves. There are some good ones, but in the end they are JEWS, tough to move on past that.

  26. You, however, do not sound like a nice and reasonable person. To make generalizations about a group of people like that is disgusting.

  27. And people or your ethnicity and/or religion have done terrible things in the past as well. This is true for every group of people. To condemn them all because of this is absurd.

  28. Dude Israeli Jews in 2014 alone have killed thousands upon thousands of Palestinians in Gaza men, women, and so many young children, they arrest 2-yo toddlers, need I go on, and you don’t think that gives them ultimate piece-of-shit status??! Seriously? They supposedly had all these horrible things done to them during the holocaust times, one would think they would never inflict the same torment on others’, but look at what they do, the pupils and definitely become the teachers. Even God hates the JEWS. They need to be wiped off the face of the planet and from history like as soon as possible for the good of humanity. Having them around is a stain on humanity. They are worthless garbage and need to go. Plain and simple, swift extermination.

  29. “Elim” Garak… “Enabrin” Tain, doesn’t seem Jewishy at all… When was the last time you heard of a “nazi terrorist?” Bajorans are the ultimate allegory to the persecuted palestinian i.e Palestinian terrorists, etc.

  30. Everyone throughout time and history has hated JEWS. Historically, it is known that humanity has held a deep contempt and resentment for the Jew. No one has done more terrible things to people than the Jews, period.

  31. Sorry buddy, but when you make a comment like “Even God hates the Jews” you can’t be taken seriously.

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