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[-] [email protected] 291 points 2 months ago

Tell your revenue stream to go fuck themselves. It's a bold move Elon. Let's see if it pays off.

[-] [email protected] 92 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

You’re acting like he wants Xitter to succeed. I suspect he wants it dead because he thinks it contributed to his child being trans. And also because some of his financiers don’t want an Arab Spring.

Edit: Either way he’s a piece of shit.

[-] [email protected] 88 points 2 months ago

I used to agree with you, but now I really think he's just a narcissist who wants the attention. If Twitter wasn't profitable, the longer he owns it the more money he's going to lose on top of how much he over paid for it. If he really wanted Twitter gone, he could have bought it and just... shut it off.

Like every single techbro, he thinks he's the smartest guy in the room and demands the masses worship him for that. He just was lucky enough to have money to buy an entire platform to stroke his ego.

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[-] [email protected] 263 points 2 months ago

Musk responded that the advertising boycott is likely to kill the company. "What this advertising boycott is going to do is it's going to kill the company, and the whole world will know that those advertisers killed the company and we will document it in great detail,"

When Sorkin pointed out that advertisers see things differently, Musk replied, "oh yeah? Tell it to Earth."

Sorkin continued: "They're going to say, Elon, that you killed the company because you said these things and they were inappropriate things and they didn't feel comfortable on the platform. That's what they're going to say."

"And let's see how Earth responds to that," Musk replied.

I mean… I think that pretty much removes any last doubt anyone might have had that Elon Musk had any grasp on the reality that he himself exists in.

[-] [email protected] 187 points 2 months ago

Dude you missed quoting the best bit!

"If somebody is going to try to blackmail me with advertising, blackmail me with money? Go fuck yourself," Musk said.

Sorkin replied, "but," and trailed off. Musk wasn't done. "Go fuck yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is. Hey, Bob!" Musk said. Musk was apparently addressing Disney CEO Bob Iger, who previously said at the conference that advertising on X "was not necessarily a positive" association and so Disney "decided we would pull our advertising."

The Muskrat told Disney CEO to go fuck himself.

On video.

With a hard F. No dissembling.

The Tesla board should remove him as CEO as he is clearly unstable.

It’s mean to laugh at people self destructing.

But anyway … fucking lol.

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[-] [email protected] 48 points 2 months ago

He truly must believe he’s one of the good guys. Lmao Earth isn’t going to rise up for a divorced apartheid emerald mine inheritor, you dork.

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[-] [email protected] 187 points 2 months ago

"And let's see how Earth responds to that," Musk replied.

I'm getting strong Kanye vibes from Elon these days.

[-] [email protected] 83 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Kanye's straight up bipolar, maybe even schizoaffective. Musk still just looks like a narcissistic asshole, and the grandiosity about "Earth" caring about Twitter is par for the course

[-] [email protected] 34 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I'm sure the ketamine also doesn't help, in Elon's case.

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[-] [email protected] 33 points 2 months ago

I was just thinking the exact same thing the other day. Dude needs to take his meds.

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[-] [email protected] 109 points 2 months ago

Musk says X advertiser backlash is "going to kill the company."

For once I hope you're not wrong, Musk!

[-] [email protected] 38 points 2 months ago

"It's not me being an antisemitic transphobic bigot that's killing Twitter; it's all the companies who don't want their brands next to my antisemitic transphobic comments!"

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[-] [email protected] 104 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I have never in my life seen an interviewer try to get someone to save face like this. Elon has zero self awareness, and he's basically behaving like a petulant child. Who the fuck sees this man as a genius?

He needs to stop hitting the ke--actually, no. He needs to hit more of that shit. At least until the road dead ends.

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[-] [email protected] 102 points 2 months ago

The best part was the dead silence when he was waiting for laughter or something, the silence was murder on his soul. Not unlike when Dave Chapelle brought him out on stage for who knows why and he was booed like .....how fucking out of touch are you Dave, and why would you bring that turd out?

[-] [email protected] 65 points 2 months ago

Dave got rich and kinda lost his grip with reality

[-] [email protected] 45 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

There is probably some secret rich person drug that they're all doing that makes them this way. We'll find out about it in a few decades.

Like lead in gasoline

[-] [email protected] 37 points 2 months ago

It's a lack of negative reinforcement. Normal people face negative reinforcement every single day: if you screw up you lose something. Relationships, jobs, money, etc.

After a certain amount of wealth the negative reinforcement starts to disappear. You don't need to give a shit about what "little people" think when you can always find an audience that agrees with you. When people will put up with your shit because you're the one footing the bill. When expensive mistakes are pennies to you.

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[-] [email protected] 34 points 2 months ago

Or when he died on his ass on SNL. Or when he appeared in a Rick & Morty episode and managed to kill it by his mere presence. He thinks he is edgy, funny and cool but he isn't. Instead he is awkward, unfunny, weird and deeply unpopular for being a dick.

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[-] [email protected] 94 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Bigbrain businessman buys stable business that wasn't profitable, promises to make it profitable. Proceeds to destroy company's main/only[?] line of business by using it to air fascism and bigotry, complains about being "blackmailed" by business partners as they leave after he personally made said line of business literally untenable.

Is he trying to be funny right now or something?

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[-] [email protected] 79 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

"What this advertising boycott is going to do is it's going to kill the company, and the whole world will know that those advertisers killed the company and we will document it in great detail," Musk said.

No need, you making twitter toxic to advertisers and the resulting fallout is already very well documented.

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[-] [email protected] 71 points 2 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 68 points 2 months ago

He seriously thinks the public will blame the former advertisers and be angry at them when the issue was obviously Musk running the company into the ground?

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[-] [email protected] 60 points 2 months ago

Usually people with fuck-you money don't literally, publicly say "fuck you" to their revenue streams. Usually.

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[-] [email protected] 56 points 2 months ago

I wonder if hes going through a mental breakdown. Im all for him going down, but the way hes talking is weird.

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[-] [email protected] 53 points 2 months ago

He's so much like Trump. Except maybe even more childish somehow.

[-] [email protected] 65 points 2 months ago

Because Trump, as weirdly as he may go about it, has made his way through life on his (inherited fortune from his from his crook of a father and) force of personality.

He gets people to do what he wants them to do by projecting an image, a brand, through the way he acts and speaks. Look at The Apprentice. He's playing this role that says (without saying out loud), "Look at me. I'm a straight shooting, no nonsense business leader and my personality and business sense have brought me success, money, fame, luxury, and power. You want that too? You want to be like me? Then do what I say."

Not saying it's authentic or that it should work, but Trump's entire existence is based on this tactic. He's constantly projecting an image, and it's that projection of that image that gets him his way. His force of personality is just as, if not more central to his power as his money (make no mistake, the money is necessary too).

This, in contrast with Musk, who's typically cultivated his following based on ideas and drive. He gets people to go along with him because he's seen as a modern day Edison (and to be fair, the comparison, in some ways, is apt... especially the less flattering ones), a groundbreaker, rules breaker...a visionary.

Simply put, among the people who follow these guys, people follow Musk for what he says (in terms of his big ideas), people follow Trump for the way he acts (in terms of the image he projects). It takes a strong set of blinders to ignore Musk's sharing of his worse ideas and Trump's less than impressive antics, but their respective cults have had plenty of practice in those mental gymnastics.

Thus you're left with the mind boggling (to the rest of us) situation where Musk's followers don't care how he acts, because they are laser focused on his ideas, while Trump supporters couldn't care less about the crazy or incoherent stuff he says, so long as he keeps projecting that macho, confident persona.

So that's how Musk gets away with being "Trump, but more childish": he's not depending on the personality like Trump, so he can act that way without turning his supporters off, because they don't care about that in the first place.

Musk's entire angle is "it's okay to be a humongous asshole if you achieve your goals.

Trump's is, "It's okay to be a humongous asshole, as long as you can sell it as arrogance bred from success."

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[-] [email protected] 50 points 2 months ago

Yeah. Musk has gone funny in the head. Does he not know the concept of brand-safe content?

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[-] [email protected] 47 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

People actually wrote books about how much of a genius this guy is

[-] [email protected] 34 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

They were the real geniuses.

"Elon Musk is big smart the book - $30!"

"Wowowowowow hands over $30 dollars" x 1,000,000+ sales

30 million dollars.

And all it cost was some paper, ink and your integrity as an author.

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[-] [email protected] 44 points 2 months ago


The interviewer tried really hard (and failed) to hide his incredulity.

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 2 months ago

X, formally known as dead bird

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[-] [email protected] 41 points 2 months ago

Nepo baby held accountable for his actions, thinks it's unfair he's responsible for them.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 2 months ago

I say "Go f..k yourself if you are still advertizing with this guy."

[-] [email protected] 34 points 2 months ago

Aww, he's pouting.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 2 months ago

Smart fella that musk... Wait I meant fart smeller

[-] [email protected] 32 points 2 months ago

This barrier of capitalism loving fascists finding that capitalism works best with maximum participation therefore maximum diversity is infinitely entertaining to me.

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 2 months ago

Well well well, if it isn't the consequences of my own actions!

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