ELON Must is no stranger to making headlines from his controversial social media activity.
The Tesla CEO’s Twitter account has been 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 fellow billionaire, a politician, or his own partner, Musk is certainly not afraid of online trolling.
Here we have rounded up some of Musk’s most notable hits.
The Vermont senator is Musk’s latest target.
Musk was replying to Sander’s statement about taxing the “extremely wealthy.”
“We must demand that the extremely wealthy pay their fair share. Period,” Senator Sanders wrote.
In response, Musk, whose net worth totals somewhere above $281billion and growing, tweeted “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.”
Following up, Musk added, “Want me to sell more stock, Bernie? Just say the word…”
Senator Sanders has long been a champion of a tax on the ultra-wealthy, including billionaires like Musk and Jeff Bezos.
Musk’s fellow billionaire seems to be one of his favorite trolling targets.
Back in July Musk trolled Bezos by lending his support to a new range of rocket-themed sex toys modeled on his rival’s Blue Origin spacecraft.
The Tesla founder replied to a tweet about the range of dildos from adult entertainment company CamSoda on Tuesday evening, writing: “Nice.”
Moreover, on multiple occasions, Musk has called Bezos a “copycat.”
In one instance, Musk replied to a tweet from the Financial Times reporting that Amazon had acquired the self-driving start-up Zoox.
Musk tagged Bezos in his response calling him a copycat.
He also called Bezos a “copycat” when Amazon announced its launch of internet-beaming satellites, as SpaceX did before.
Musk has also tweeted that “Filing legal actions against SpaceX is *actually* [Bezos’) full-time job.”
Musk has also trolled fellow billionaire Richard Branson in the past.
The SpaceX founder agreed with a Twitter user who was slamming Branson’s kitchen cabinets.
“To have billions of dollars and THOSE cabinets? What’s the point?” asked the Twitter user.
Musk replied: “It was Richard’s rental house, which overall is great, but I agree regarding the cabinets haha.
“This was 3am, day of flight. Wasn’t expecting this brutal pic of me to be posted, but oh well.”
Musk has not only trolled other celebrities, but also iconic institutions such as Vanity Fair magazine.
In November 2020, Vanity Fair wrote an article about him; when asked for comment, Musk simply replied: “Vanity Fair sucks.”
“When reached for comment on this article, he responded, “Vanity Fair sucks,” attributing the quote very clearly to himself,” the magazine reported.
Not even the mother of Musk’s child is exempt from his online trolling.
Musk publicly corrected the singer as she attempted to explain the meaning behind their child’s name, “X Æ A-12.”
In a tweet, Grimes explained that “A-12” is the “precursor to SR-17 (our favorite aircraft).”
To which Musk replied: “SR-71, but yes.”
“I am recovering from surgery and barely alive so may my typos b forgiven but, damnit,” Grimes responded.
“That was meant to be profound.”
JOURNALIST KEN KLIPPENSTEIN
Musk’s Twitter beef with Ken Klippenstein started when the journalist shared an image of Musk with Jeffrey Epstein’s associate Ghislaine Maxwell.
“Be a shame if people just replied to all of Elon Musk’s tweets with this pic,” wrote Klippenstein.
When someone followed his instructions and replied to one of Musk’s tweet with the image, Musk fired back.
“Oh yeah, Klip Einstein, pseudojournalist & douche-about-town,” he tweeted.
After Klippenstein replied, Musk blocked him.
He then shared an image of Klippenstein’s face photoshopped on a Simpsons’ character.
“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 target when he criticized the CEO’s Twitter poll asking his followers whether they supported him selling 10% of his Tesla stock.
“Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock.” Musk wrote.
Senator Wyden shared Musk’s tweet and added a comment.
It read: “Whether or not the world’s wealthiest man pays any taxes at all shouldn’t depend on the results of a Twitter poll. It’s time for the Billionaires Income Tax.
Staying true to character, Musk had a mature response.
“Why does ur pp look like u just came?” he replied.
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