According to an interview on a radio show, Elon Musk‘s father is unimpressed with his son’s technological advances and wealth, and not only that, he essentially called his son fat on air.
The 76-year-old Errol Musk was on the Kyle and Jackie O radio show that is based in Australia on Monday, and the Musk patriarch spent quite a bit of time bashing his billionaire son’s accomplishments.
The elderly Musk told the radio show hosts, “You know, we are a family that have been doing a lot of things for a long time. It’s not as if we suddenly started doing something.”
Errol went on to basically say that he plays favorites with his children, after he called Kimbal, Elon’s younger brother, his “pride and joy.” For those who have never heard of Kimbal Musk before, he is a chef and entrepreneur and owns The Kitchen Restaurant Group, which operates restaurants in Chicago, Colorado, and Indianapolis.
The Musk patriarch wasn’t finished with bashing his eldest son, however, and went on to mock Elon for recent photos taken of him while he was on vacation in Greece, which are unflattering, to say the least.
Errol Musk said of his son’s photos, “Elon is very strongly built but he’s been eating badly.” He added that the billionaire should try a weight loss product called garcinia cambogia, which has been proven by scientists to be a dangerous weight loss supplement. They concluded that it should not be used as a dietary supplement and that it poses serious health risks.
The Musk family patriarch continued on in the interview, telling the hosts that while he owns many vehicles, he doesn’t own a single Tesla.
Elon has said in many interviews over the years that he detests his father, calling him a “terrible human being” who is “dangerous.” Perhaps this interview of his father’s was just another jab in a public war between father and son.