Most CEOs tend to choose their words and make actions carefully fearing consequences. For better and for worse, Elon Musk is not as cautious. Musk’s candour has attracted many fans and customers as they find him very relatable. The CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company happens to speak his mind and heart sometimes. The man never fails to experiment with technology and trolls.
It is believed that Musk “likes to live-tweet his poops”.
His social media presence as a self-made billionaire is undoubtedly most influential. His divisive figure is interested in meme posting on Twitter rather than actual science. Musk has been regarded as a ‘Troll’, ‘Edge Lord’, ‘Prankster’ despite his accomplishments and line of work.
Some of the Musk’s most controversial and offbeat moments are:
- Musk joking about Tesla car models as S.3.X
He joked about the car models’ names Model S, Model 3 and Model X forming the word S3X. His initial plan was to use the word “Sexy”, but Tesla’s Model E was renamed Model 3 after Ford sued Tesla over the Model E trademark.
2. Smoking Joint on Joe Rogan’s Podcast
The Tesla chief was with Joe Rogan on his live internet show when he was handed a weed joint. He also brought one of his tunnelling firm’s flamethrowers into the studio. When asked if he has tried it before, he answered, “Yeah, I think I tried one once.”
3. Musk’s Iron Man2 cameo
Marvel Cinematic Universe has given the world a number of superheroes people admire, sadly Musk won’t be joining the list anytime soon. The world’s richest person, Elon Musk was spotted hanging out with Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. Musk himself made an appearance in Iron Man’s franchise.
Musk says in the video, “I’ve got an idea for an electric jet”, to which Stark responds, “You do? Then we’ll make it work”. The interaction of the two eccentric billionaires gathered a lot of attention.
4. Renaming his Twitter name as Elona
Musk changed his name to Elona on Twitter after the Chenchen leader Ramzan Kadyrov called him “tender Elona”
5. Musk challenging the Russian President for a single combat!
The CEO of electric vehicle manufacturing company Tesla challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin for a ‘single combat’ as Moscow continued its brutal offensive on Ukraine.
6. His Baby’s name – X Æ A-12 Musk
The name happens to be a very confusing one. The couple named their second child an equally strange name. “She’s a little colicky too,” the artist explained, going on to write in a text to the reporter that the child’s full name is Exa Dark Sideræl Musk. It’s Y, for short. It is still very unclear how the name is pronounced.
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7. Conspiracy of Covid-19
In 2020, Musk tweeted that he had taken four antigen tests in a day. He wrote “something incredibly bogus is going on” when two of the test results came out to be positive.
8. Buying Twitter for $44Bn
Twitter accepted Musk’s offer to take over the social media company. Upon completion of the deal, Twitter will be a private company. He shared, “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated, I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential—I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”
9. Sending his car in space.
Musk tweeted, “Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent” after he launched the Tesla Roadster car. The car is expected to take six months to cover 400km in space.
10. Sending Space Dragons with lasers to Ukraine
The Tesla boss made comments after a satirical website shared an article stating that Musk would send flames throwing electric tanks to Ukraine. To which he joked and said of sending dragons with lasers to Ukraine.