15 Most Controversial Tweets By Elon Musk
There is no doubt that Elon Musk, Founder CEO of Tesla, inc. and SpaceX is one of the most enigmatic entrepreneurial minds out there. His intellect and altruism have garnered him a huge following. And his immoderation too is evident from the range of his tweets, which are in equal amounts witty, fiery and downright bizarre.
Here is a definitive list of 15 best and worst tweets by him.
When he called Jeff Bezos a ‘Copycat’
Now Amazon plans to launch a massive constellation of more than 3,000 internet satellites https://t.co/PIbvYqcoqW— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) April 9, 2019
Musk tweeted “copycat” and tagged Bezos after the Amazon CEO’s reveal that they were planning to launch 3000 satellites into space.
Tackling the rumors of him being an alien
And, no, I'm not an alien...but I used to be one— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 12, 2016
Musk was at his sardonic best when he finally addressed the rumors of him being an alien.
A tweet that cost him $20 million
Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 7, 2018
His tweet about taking the Tesla public didn’t go down well with the US SEC. At the end of the court battle that followed he was asked to be careful with his tweets involving Tesla and was hit with a $20 million fine for the same.
His eureka moment after being stuck in a traffic jam
Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging...— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2016
Musk got the idea of Hyperloop because he was fed up with the traffic. He tweeted about the same while stuck in a jam.
The tweet about nuking Mars
Nuke Mars!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019
Though he has been seen propagating it before, this time his context was different. It was about T-shirts.
The great acceptance of his ‘weirdness’
Don’t want to blow your mind, but I’m pretty weird. It’s time the world knew.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2018
Musk accepted that he is ‘weird’, without a shred of any doubt, as a reply to an allegation regarding the same.
His most controversial tweet
Musk created quite a controversy when he called someone a paedophile. This all happened while a group of kids from Thailand were trapped in a cave.
The public display of affection
I love Twitter— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2017
Musk expressed his love for twitter when he tweets, not so cryptic, ‘I Love You Twitter’.
‘Technical’ solution to everything
Technically, alcohol is a solution— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2019
Musk tweeted about the truth he found, that alcohol is a ‘solution’, well, technically.
Not building a spaceship to get ‘home’
The rumor that I'm building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 12, 2015
Musk denied that he is building a spaceship to go back to his ‘home’ planet Mars. Though, he doesn’t deny being from there.
The late-night secret
A little red wine, vintage record, some Ambien ... and magic!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2017
Musk on being questioned about his ‘late night’ tweets replied in a way only he could.
Why he doesn’t take selfies
Self-hatred— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2017
Musk cleared his stand on selfies and why he doesn’t take one.
Just another erratic tweet
A ceiling is simply a floor from below— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2017
Musk once called ceiling a floor, and everyone lost their minds.
Going to create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication. Thinking of calling it Pravda …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 23, 2018
Well, this tweet is pretty self-explanatory.
The subtle art of lashing out
Got called randomly by Kanye West today and received a download of his thoughts, ranging from shoes to Moses. He was polite, but opaque.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2011
Musk took a subtle dig at the media houses’ truthfulness.