Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Thinks His Beard Will Protect Him from ISIS
As we get closer to the holiday season, you expect the news to be slow. It's as reliable as Santa Claus and Starbucks holiday cups. It's how you get stories like this one. Where Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey (see Twitter Creator Jack Dorsey Called Out for Questionable Past Tweets and Twitter CEO Shares Article supporting America’s New ‘Civil War’) sent his...(squints at notes)...bear shavings to rapper Azelia Banks. So she could make him an amulet of protection.
I mean, @Jack believes men can be women and women can be men. So much so that he'll deplatform you for disagreeing with him. So it's no surprise he believes wacky stuff like this.
The bizarre claim was first mentioned by Banks on Twitter in 2016, when she claimed that Dorsey “sent me his hair in an envelope because I was supposed to make him an amulet for protection.”
But while her claims largely went unmentioned, they’ve been reference in a new piece on the Twitter CEO by Vanity Fair.
In it, writer Nick Bilton says: “A source who worked with him told me Dorsey had sent a rapper his beard shavings to make him an amulet that would protect him from evildoers.”
What evildoers? Glad you asked.
“At the time, Banks said Dorsey promised to promote her mixtape Slay-Z in exchange for her promoting his cash transfer app Square and her crafting him a magical object that might protect him from ISIS, which had threatened Dorsey in a video earlier that year...”
There's irony lost in all this. In that, if a conservative made a joke about an amulet that would ward off ISIS, Twitter would suspend us for being Islamophobic. If not point at us to laugh uproariously. Sure, that's "whataboutism" but I think it's a fair case. Wouldn't you say?
Sure, there's a chance this Jack and the Beardstock story is a hoax. But so far it looks too weird to be fake.
No wonder we can't get an edit button. Dorsey is apparently too busy having talismans made from his body hair.