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Elon Musk Roundly Booed During an Awkward Onstage Appearance at a Chappelle Show

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | December 12, 2022 |

By Dustin Rowles | Social Media | December 12, 2022 |


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I know it is old hat now to say that Elon Musk has been red-pilled by his own social media service, but for anyone who spends much time on it, it is striking. He’s evolved from a rich centrist prick to a guy who is railing about pronouns, wants to prosecute Fauci, and is suggesting former employees are pedophiles (based on evidence that shows otherwise). I don’t know if there is a psychological term for it, but Musk — like Trump — increasingly seems to agree with whoever likes him the most. Conservatives love Musk now, and he is leaning into it hard. It’s gotten to the point now where Musk no longer even believes that LGBTQ people are real people with real feelings.

And still, Musk continues in his efforts to impress the people who reject him the hardest, this time by showing up to a Dave Chappelle show in San Francisco and thinking he would get a warm reception. He did not. It was awkward and uncomfortable for both Musk and Chappelle. Here’s the YouTube video (because Musk is deleting accounts on Twitter that post it).

Chappelle, hilariously, doesn’t help matters by acknowledging the boos and trying to make a joke about it, in part because he is mocking those in the cheap seats while standing next to the richest man in the world. Still, when you’ve lost Chappelle’s crowd ….

Naturally, Elon returned to work seething.

And these replies!

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Unfortunately, when Musk gets grumpy, he takes it out on the “woke mind virus” by making Twitter increasingly less usable. I know we used to joke about how awful it was, but it’s a completely different site than it was two months ago. It appears that he’s increased his own reach and that of those who follow him because my “home” timeline (which I rarely use) is full of Elon tweets, and Elon followers (and I don’t even follow Elon), and the entire conversation on Twitter now is about Twitter.

Next up: Elon is raising the character count from 280 to 4,000.

Oh, Elon … you poor, sad, insecure, and delusional bastard.

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(Pajiba substitutes images of Elon Musk with those of Lee Pace for aesthetic reasons, and with apologies to Lee Pace.)