ELON Must is no stranger to making headlines for his controversial social media activity.
Tesla CEO’s Twitter account is known to not only affect the price of cryptocurrency, but also as a platform for Musk to express his disdain towards others.
Whether it’s a billionaire colleague, politician, or his own partner, Musk is certainly not afraid of online trolling.
We’ve rounded up some of Musk’s most notable hits here.
The Vermont senator is Musk’s latest target.
In a shocking tweet to Bernie Sanders, Musk said he continued to “forget” that the 80-year-old senator was “still alive.”
Musk was responding to Sander’s statement about taxing the “extremely rich”.
“We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Full stop,” Senator Sanders wrote.
In response, Musk, whose net worth exceeds $ 281 billion and continues to grow, tweeted “I always forget you’re still alive.”
Following this, Musk added: “You want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word …”
Senator Sanders has long been a champion of a tax on the ultra-rich, including billionaires like Musk and Jeff Bezos.
Musk’s billionaire colleague appears to be one of his favorite lagging targets.
In July, Musk trolled Bezos by supporting a new line of rocket-themed sex toys inspired by his rival’s Blue Origin spaceship..
The Tesla founder responded to a tweet on Tuesday night about the dildo line from adult entertainment company CamSoda, writing: “Nice.”
Additionally, on several occasions, Musk referred to Bezos as a “copier.”
In one case, Musk responded to a tweet from the Financial Times indicating that Amazon had acquired standalone startup Zoox.
Musk tagged Bezos in his reply calling him an impersonator.
He also called Bezos a “copier” when Amazon announced its launch of Internet-transmitting satellites, like SpaceX has done before.
Musk also has tweeted that “The filing of lawsuits against SpaceX is * in fact *[Bezos’)full-timejob”[Bezos’)full-timejob”[Bezos’)untravailàtempsplein”[Bezos’)full-timejob”
Musk has also trolled fellow billionaire Richard Branson in the past.
The SpaceX founder agreed with a Twitter user slamming Branson’s kitchen cabinets.
“Have billions of dollars and THESE cabinets?” What’s the point ? The Twitter user asked.
Musk responded: “It was Richard’s rental house which overall is great, but I agree with the wardrobes haha.
“It was 3 am on the day of the flight. I didn’t expect this brutal photo of me to be posted, but hey.”
Musk not only trolled other celebrities, but iconic institutions like Vanity Fair magazine as well.
In November 2020, Vanity Fair wrote an article about him; When asked to comment, Musk simply replied, “Vanity Fair sucks.”
“When contacted for comment on this article, he replied, ‘Vanity Fair sucks,’ very clearly attributing the quote to himself,” the magazine said. reported.
Even the mother of Musk’s child isn’t exempt from his online trolling.
Musk publicly corrected the singer as she tried to explain the meaning of their child’s name, “X Æ A-12”.
In a tweet, Grimes explained that “A-12” is the “precursor to the SR-17 (our favorite aircraft)”.
What musk responded: “SR-71, yes.”
“I’m recovering from surgery and barely alive so my typos are forgiven, but damn it,” Grimes replied.
“It was supposed to be deep.”
JOURNALIST KEN KLIPPENSTEIN
Musk’s Twitter beef with Ken Klippenstein began when the reporter shared an image of Musk with Jeffrey Epstein’s associate, Ghislaine Maxwell.
“It would be a shame if people just answered all Tweets by Elon Musk with this photo, “Klippenstein wrote.
When someone followed his instructions and responded to one of Musk’s tweets with the image, Musk hit back.
“Oh yeah, Klip Einstein, pseudo-journalist and city jerk,” he tweeted.
After Klippenstein responded, Musk blocked him.
He then shared an image of Klippenstein’s face photoshopped onto a character from The Simpsons.
“I only block people as a direct insult,” Musk wrote alongside the photoshopped image.
SENATOR RON WYDEN
The Oregon senator became one of Musk’s targets when he criticized the CEO’s Twitter poll asking his followers if they were backing him by selling 10% of his Tesla shares.
“There has been a lot of talk lately about unrealized gains as a means of tax evasion, so I am proposing to sell 10% of my Tesla shares.” Musk wrote.
Senator Wyden shared Musk’s tweet and added a comment.
He said, “Whether or not the richest man in the world pays taxes shouldn’t depend on the results of a Twitter poll. It’s time for the billionaire income tax.
Staying true to his character, Musk had a mature response.
“Why does your pp look like it happened?” he has answered.
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