The Kinks ask Elon Musk to help end Twitter warnings on their tweets

Tweets from the band's account are getting flagged up because of their name

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Ray Davies is shown performing on stage during a
The Kinks have asked Elon Musk to stop their tweets being flagged. (Getty Images)

The Kinks have begged Elon Musk to help because Twitter warnings are getting put on things about the band.

Guitar player and singer Dave Davies explained that the group - formed by him and his brother Ray in the 60s - was just trying to promote some new music.

But it seems they have been hitting stumbling blocks on the platform because of their name.

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Davies shared a screengrab of a post about their video which had been flagged as possibly having "sensitive content".

Reaching out to Musk, he wrote on Twitter: "Dear @elonmusk would @Twitter please stop putting warnings on everything from ‘the Kinks’.

"We are just trying to promote our Kinks music @TheKinks."

He added the hashtag "#thekinks60".

Davies also tweeted: "The Kinks are a brand name. We have been called the Kinks since 1963."

Ray Davies, Mick Avory, John Dalton and Dave Davies of The Kinks, on
The Kinks got together in 1963. (WireImage)

Plenty of fans were tickled by the post, with one quipping: "The Kinks, too hot for Twitter since 1963."

"Twitter stop Kink-shaming," teased another.

"C'mon Elon, give the people what they want," urged one of the band's fans.

One said it was "madness", while somebody else wrote: "What a world."

"This is the age of machinery," said one Twitter user, saying it was a "mechanical nightmare".

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The Kinks reached out to Elon Musk. (Getty Images)

Using a string of the band's tracks to comment, one fan tweeted: "C'mon Elon. We're Tired Of Waiting for You, All Day and All of the Night. Take off the warnings, and Everybody's Gonna Be Happy. I know you're a Dedicated Follower of Fashion, so climb down off your Supersonic Rocket Ship and make it happen. You've got Till the End of the Day."

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The Kinks got together in London in 1963 are have released a string of hits, including You Really Got Me, Tired Of Waiting For You and Waterloo Sunset.

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