During Elon Musk’s unexpected visit at a Dave Chappelle comedy event in San Francisco on Sunday night, the audience responded to him with a combination of boos and applause, albeit the booing were definitely the louder of the two reactions.
As Musk stepped on stage in the 18,000-seat stadium, Chappelle urged the audience to “make some noise for the wealthiest guy in the world.” Musk is now the richest man on the planet.
Musk, whose recent acquisition of Twitter has resulted in enormous layoffs and weaker content regulation, was subjected to vehement jeers from the audience, which can be seen and heard in a video that was uploaded on Twitter.
Following the introduction, there was a loud chorus of booing from the crowd, in addition to the audience members who applauded after the event.
“I take it you weren’t anticipating this at all, were you?” In the middle of the applause and booing, Musk remarked to Chappelle.
“I take it you weren’t anticipating this at all, were you?” In the middle of the applause and booing, Musk remarked to Chappelle.Elon Musk
Chappelle remarked, “It seems like some of the folks you fired are in the crowd,” alluding to the recent firings at the social media platform that Musk ordered after his takeover in late October. Chappelle was referring to the recent firings at the social media platform. According to the footage, the billionaire just laughed in reaction to what was said. The memorandum written by Elon Musk that threatens employees of Twitter who leak to the media has been made public.
Nevertheless, Chappelle continued to support Musk throughout the course of his show. Chappelle stated, “All these people who are booing, and I’m just pointing out the obvious, you have awful seats,” evidently with the intention of making Musk feel better by making fun of the audience members who were booing since they were unable to purchase better tickets.
After Chappelle proceeded to make jokes about space colonization, Musk just thanked Chappelle for inviting him on the show. Musk reportedly asked Dave for advice in the form of a tweet and a video, “What should I say?”
“Don’t say nothing. It won’t do anything except ruin the present. Elon, are you able to hear that sound? Chappelle characterized the sound as the sound of impending civic strife. Meanwhile Elon Musk has slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci and Yoel Roth, Twitter’s former director of trust and safety, may appeal to far-right audiences and increase user engagement, but they may deter advertisers from returning to the social network.
“My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Musk tweeted on Sunday, scoring points with nonbinary pronoun doubters and Mr. Fauci, America’s top immunologist, who disagrees with Trump on how to reopen the country in 2020. Mr. Musk has scoffed at pandemic lockdowns and remote work, even resisting one at Tesla’s California headquarters.
Musk’s statement elicited expected responses, including praise from the far right and criticism from Democrats such as Senator Amy Klobuchar. Twitter users pointed out that Musk’s pandemic forecasts were incorrect.
Musk also spread incorrect information about Roth, alleging that his PhD research supported juvenile sexualization. Mr. Roth, whom Mr. Musk publicly supported in the early days of his Twitter ownership, was subjected to online slander.