Elon Musk was booed at a comedy present, and he says its a ‘first’ for him in ‘actual life’
Elon Musk isn’t any stranger to controversy and backlash, however it seems to be like he’s by no means skilled it fairly like this.
Throughout a stand-up comedy present in San Francisco on Sunday, comic Dave Chappelle—no stranger to creating uproar himself—introduced Musk on stage.
Chappelle informed his viewers to “make some noise for the richest man on the earth,” in keeping with a video posted to Twitter. The unique put up has been taken down, however the video is being broadly circulated.
What follows Chappelle’s introduction of Musk seems to be principally booing.
From the stage, Chappelle known as the gang’s response a mixture of “cheers and boos.” However one Twitter consumer who was on the present, James Yu, stated a “good 80%” of the gang booed.
“I truly felt unhealthy for him. I’m under no circumstances an Elon fanboy, extra a centrist,” Yu wrote. “I needed to shake him: for the love of god man, say one thing and fake it’s a tweet!!”
One other consumer, Illana Stern, wrote: “@elonmusk simply received booed like I’ve by no means heard earlier than on stage with @davechapelle and @chrisrock. He couldn’t get a phrase in, the gang booed for 10 minutes. Not favored on his house turf. He regarded surprised, should not get sufficient suggestions IRL.”
On Monday, Musk got here to his personal protection and stated solely a small share of the gang booed. Nevertheless it seems to be the primary time he’s ever skilled something prefer it, at the least outdoors of the digital area.
“Technically, it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (besides throughout quiet intervals), however, nonetheless, that’s loads of boos, which is a primary for me in actual life (frequent on Twitter),” he tweeted. “It’s nearly as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists … however nahhh.”
Twitter is headquartered in San Francisco, and shortly after Musk took over, he minimize minimize round half of its workforce, demanded that remaining staff decide to an “extraordinarily hardcore” work tradition, and required staff to work within the workplace. The platform skilled a surge in hate speech shortly after he took the helm, together with an advertiser exodus over the worry about how he’ll average content material.
When the booing started after Musk stepped onstage, Chappelle quipped: “seems like among the folks you fired.”
The comic went on to joke that each one the individuals who had been booing had “horrible seats,” and stated that Musk’s complete enterprise mannequin is “f*ck Earth, I’m leaving anyway,” referring to the billionaire’s longtime objective of colonizing Mars.
“Thanks for having me on stage,” Musk stated, making an attempt to get a number of phrases in over the gang’s boos. The 2 then joked about having a comedy membership on Mars as the gang continued to loudly boo, earlier than Musk requested, “Dave, what ought to I say?”
Chappelle informed him to not say something, telling Musk it’s the sound of “pending civil unrest.” Chappelle wished nothing however peace for the viewers—ending the present earlier than Musk may say something worthwhile.
The IRL boos over the weekend preceded one other Twitter backlash towards the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire over the weekend, after he appeared to mock trans folks and people who assist gender fluidity, whereas calling for the White Home’s outgoing chief medical adviser to be prosecuted for his dealing with of the pandemic.
“My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Musk wrote on Sunday.
Following Musk’s tweet, former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on Twitter on Sunday requested him to not mock and promote hate towards the already-marginalized LGBTQ+ neighborhood, and defended Fauci.
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