Twitter is testing out a new feature where you can limit who replies to your tweet and Lil Nas X — a prolific and good celebrity tweeter — found an amazing way to use it to troll.
People with the new feature can limit, post by post, who can reply to their tweets. Lil Nas X posted he’d give $100 to everyone who replied to his post… and then didn’t tag anyone. Meaning nobody could collect their hundred bucks.
FEELING GENEROUS❤️ SENDING EVERYBODY WHO REPLIES TO THIS $100 ❤️❤️
— nope (@LilNasX) May 20, 2020
“damn so nobody want no money? ok then i guess,” he followed up, leaning into the joke.
As Mashable’s Rachel Kraus wrote, Twitter said a “‘small’ percentage of users have received the test and Twitter didn’t say whether it will be rolling out more widely in the future.”
Other folks besides Lil Nas X are already finding interesting and fun ways to use the new feature. Basically, as is the case with anything on Twitter, it has already become a meme. Right now it’s only a select few who can jump in on the fun, but perhaps someday soon we’ll all be doing “you can’t reply” meme until it’s beaten into the ground and dead.
1. Tomatoes don’t belong in sandwiches (including hamburgers) or salads.
2. Zucchini and eggplant suck
3. Banana bread is dumb
4. Stop saying “nom nom nom”
5. Anyone who overcooks their eggs or meat should serve prison time
6. Dark chocolate is awful
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 20, 2020
alright fellas i’m ready to give y’all a chance. if you’d like me to consider fucking you, dating you, want me to listen to your thoughts, consider your opinion on something, present evidence on why men actually aren’t trash, reply to this tweet 🖤
— CeciATL (@CeciATL) May 20, 2020