The Kinks’ Dave Davies, the lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary band, has recently appealed to Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, to stop putting content warnings on posts related to the band. Davies made the request after one of his tweets promoting a Kinks video was given a sensitive content warning, which he believed was due to the band’s name.
Davies took to Twitter to ask Musk to intervene, saying, “Dear Elon Musk, would Twitter please stop putting warnings on everything from ‘The Kinks.’ We are just trying to promote our Kinks music.” The guitarist posted a screenshot of his tweet linking to a Kinks video on TikTok, which had a warning message at the bottom reading, “We put a warning on this Tweet because it might have sensitive content.”
The Kinks have been called by this name since their formation in 1963, and Davies believes that the band’s name should not be flagged as sensitive content.
Davies revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone that it was not the first time that Twitter had flagged the band’s tweets. He expressed his concern over Twitter’s algorithm, which determines the information users see. Davies also mentioned that he was unsure whether the block was specifically on his name or the Kinks’ name.
The Kinks were formed in London in 1963 by Davies and his brother Ray, and they have produced several hit songs, including “You Really Got Me.” The band recently announced a two-part anthology series called The Journey to commemorate the 60th anniversary of their formation.
In conclusion, Davies has appealed to Elon Musk to address Twitter’s algorithm that flags the Kinks’ name as sensitive content. The Kinks, a legendary band with a history spanning six decades, want to promote their music without restrictions and hope that their request will be heard.