Elon Musk received praise for Tesla in 2015. In 2022, he was booed for coming on stage. Elon Musk booing on The Dave Chappelle Show ends a long weekend of inflammatory tweets.
Elon Musk appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. After Colbert called Musk the real Tony Stark and Musk received a round of applause for Tesla, Colbert asked Elon Musk if he was honestly trying to save the world. Elon Musk demurred, saying that he was trying to “do useful things”.
You’re trying to do useful things, Colbert said, and you’re a billionaire. It sounds like a superhero or a supervillain. You have to choose one. Back then Elon Musk’s trajectory seemed to head east: Tesla had already made great strides toward making electric cars cool, and SpaceX was bringing excitement and a sense of possibility back into the space race.
Fast forward seven years and Elon Musk got a stark reception on yet another comedy legend’s show. On Sunday night, Elon made a surprise appearance on The Dave Chappelle Show at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Make some noise for the richest man in the world,’ Chappell said. Elon Musk was quickly booed by an estimated 18,000 people in attendance.
You weren’t expecting this, were you? Elon Musk asked Chappelle as the booing continued.
The original account that posted it has disappeared (either because the fanboys have been sicced on it or something more nefarious, not sure which), so here's Elon Musk being booed at a Dave Chapelle gig last night pic.twitter.com/mpz5jFcyQB
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Looks like some of the people you fired are in the audience, Chappelle joked, referring to deep, widespread job cuts at Twitter in the months since Musk took control of the company. Elon Musk is a huge comedy nerd. His love for shows like “Rick and Morty” is well known. He hosted Saturday Night Live, something that is impossible to imagine any other tech CEO doing.
It’s hard to imagine a crowd in San Francisco in 2022 making some noise when the richest man in the world is being asked to make some noise, anything can happen. Still the footage is hard to see. Kasturi’s restlessness on stage creates a strange feeling of feeling sorry for the richest man in the world.
The booing came at the end of a weekend in which Musk drew a lot of criticism even by recent standards: On Saturday, he was tweeting to Yoel Roth, his former head of Twitter’s Trust and Safety division, that giving children approval for the Must be able to. It was a scathing reading of Roth’s 2016 dissertation on access to adult Internet services in his PhD thesis and which made Roth the target of death threats.
Elon Musk posted on Sunday My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci. It’s designed to troll transgender people, reiterating his long-standing opposition to anti-COVID measures like the 2020 lockdown, and red meat to anti-Voc users, Musk claims his true fans Sees as a base.
After his tweet got 1 million likes, he posted another, a man with fewer than 700 followers replied, “So what about a mob lynching Elon Musk responded quickly on Twitter, angering SF’s unbalanced leftists.” Blame Boeing for”.
Extrapolating overall public sentiment toward Musk from the comedy crowd at an event in San Francisco is dangerous. Musk still has plenty of fans and admirers, including and especially at the highest levels of power in Silicon Valley, and yet it remains an extraordinary turn of events to see that Tesla’s cars are the most popular in San Francisco. are omnipresent.
It is likely that some significant percentage of the audience in attendance, in not so distant memory, contributed directly to Musk’s rise in wealth and power. On that subject, the changing perception surrounding Elon Musk could be ringing alarm bells for Tesla. California is one of Tesla’s biggest and historically strongest markets, with electric vehicles accounting for about 18% of new car sales in the state.
According to the official figures the company was established and was originally also headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. As Musk becomes less of a hometown hero that in turn could alienate some of Tesla’s biggest and most devoted customers.
Wedbush analyst Dan Ives wrote on November 10: Elon Musk essentially tarnishes Tesla story/stock in a dark comedy show with Twitter and potentially affecting the Tesla brand with the ongoing Twitter train wreck disaster .
Ives announced that Wedbush was dropping Tesla from Wedbush’s Best Ideas list. From repeatedly selling Tesla stock to the PR nightmare that Twitter has become, cutting 50% of its workforce and then needing to bring some back, Musk’s focus has shifted from Tesla to Twitter, and Ultimately the fear is that it is the Twitter spat that begins to negatively impact the Tesla brand globally on a daily basis, Ives wrote.