Elon Musk Booed Off Stage at Dave Chappelle Comedy Show

Tesla CEO Elon Musk looks up as he addresses guests at the Offshore Northern Seas 2022 (ONS) meeting in Stavanger, Norway on August 29, 2022. - The meeting, held in Stavanger from August 29 to September 1, 2022, presents the latest developments in Norway and internationally related to the energy, oil and gas sector. - Norway OUT (Photo by Carina Johansen / NTB / AFP) / Norway OUT (Photo by CARINA JOHANSEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Elon Musk might personal Twitter, however he undoubtedly does not personal the general public’s opinion of him. On Dec. 11, Dave Chappelle introduced Musk out earlier than a crowd at a comedy occasion at San Francisco’s Chase Center, introducing the Tesla CEO by saying, “Ladies and gents, make some noise for the richest man on this planet.” In a video shared on Twitter, the group will be heard loudly booing Musk.

“You weren’t anticipating this, had been you?” Musk mentioned to Chappelle after the unfavorable response. “It feels like a few of these folks you fired are within the viewers,” Chappelle responded. Later, Chappelle tried to diffuse the scenario, quipping, “All these folks which might be booing, I’m simply stating the plain — they’ve horrible seats within the stadium.”

As the boos continued, Musk requested, “Dave, what ought to I say?” per Forbes. “Don’t say nothing. It’ll solely spoil the second,” Chappelle responded. “Do you hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest. I am unable to wait to see what retailer you decimate subsequent, motherf*cker. You shut the f*ck up.”

Musk addressed the group’s response in a reply to a tweet shared on Dec. 14. “Technically, it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (besides throughout quiet durations), however, nonetheless, that is a number of boos, which is a primary for me in actual life (frequent on Twitter),” he wrote. “It’s nearly as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists.”

Musk, who at present has a web price of $188.7 billion, in response to Forbes, acquired Twitter for $44 billion on Oct. 27. Since he took over the platform, Musk has fired 1000’s of staff, The Verge reported, together with many who criticized him in public or on Slack.

The Tesla CEO has doubled down on right-wing speaking factors since buying Twitter, posting tweets like, “the woke thoughts virus is both defeated or nothing else issues” and “my pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.” The latter tweet drew assist from the likes of the far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose Twitter account was reinstated by Musk, Axios reported, after ending the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation coverage in November.

Since Musk’s acquisition, quite a few celebrities and public figures have left the platform, together with Elton John, who exited on Dec. 9. “All my life I’ve tried to make use of music to deliver folks collectively. Yet it saddens me to see how misinformation is now getting used to divide our world,” he wrote on the time. “I’ve determined to not use Twitter, given their current change in coverage which is able to enable misinformation to flourish unchecked.”

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