Elon Musk’s novelty would probably be that some week there would be no news at all. The billionaire is in the habit of generating headlines very often. The latest ones have to do with a tweet in which he hinted at dying in mysterious circumstances. Let’s try to understand this message.
The message in question, posted on the Twitter network, contained a short but powerful sentence: “If I die in mysterious circumstances, it was good to meet you.” This message can lead to much speculation, taken out of context. But the truth is that there is a context, as Musks himself would later explain, due to the uproar.
Why did Elon Musk send this message?
It all comes from Starlink, one of Musk’s companies, given to the Ukrainian government. This aid, reported at the beginning of March, consisted of communication materials.
Starlink is a business project that provides internet connectivity via satellite. This means that it can generate internet connections even when conventional tools such as fiber optics are not available.
The Russian authorities were not pleased with Musk’s aid. A senior Russian government official recently sent a statement to the Russian media condemning the aid action, which, according to Russia, is military and was delivered to the Azov battalion.
In the press statement, the Russian government official directly accused Elon Musk and held him responsible for these military supplies.
Musk’s response came via his favorite media outlet, Twitter, which he owns and has always claimed to defend freedom of expression. And he responded, as usual, with a mixture of criticism and an acid sense of humor.
Elon Musk’s tweet didn’t please everybody
Naturally, a message of this nature immediately had responses and consequences: not all were positive.
Many people followed the joke, as is usual in this type of message from the multimillionaire. But some people criticized the trivialization of a serious matter such as possible dirty war actions.
But it was not just this type of criticism, as Elon Musk’s mother warned her son in another tweet that she did not find this joke or message funny. Elon responded with another message in which he assured us that he was going to try by all means to stay alive.
The truth is that we are not entirely surprised by yet another Twitter controversy generated by Elon Musk. We could say that, among the people with the highest volume of followers on this social network, he is probably one of the main agitators of provocative messages and has an acid sense of humor that doesn’t always go down well with everyone.
What will Elon Musk’s next Twitter controversy be? We will surely find out soon. The presence of this billionaire on social networks leaves no one indifferent.