I can’t even facepalm this story hard enough. I just — god.
This past weekend, a satirical site dedicated to video games (think The Onion, but for video games, music, etc.) called out Elon Musk for posting a photo from one of their articles without citing his source (AKA, them).
“hey i’ll give u a horse if u stop cropping our name off our articles,” the magazine tweeted. They were referring to a report of Musk allegedly offering to give a SpaceX flight attendant a horse in return for her providing him an erotic massage.
Musk responded, “Well, if you make something that looks like a meme & someone (not me) crops off your name, so it goes. Also, this is only a 6/10 meme, so maybe step down from that high horse! The selfless art of anonymous meme creators is something to be admired.”
Hard Drive, which I repeat again: IS A SATIRICAL MAGAZINE, MUSK, WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING WITH THEM?, replied asking Musk for his thoughts on an article titled “Elon Musk Admits He Wants to Travel to Mars Because No One Hates Him There Yet.”
Did Musk let it go?
He tried to engage further, tweeting, “Less funny than SNL on a bad day. This could make a drunk person sober. Try harder!”
Musk deleted the original meme he had posted and people dragged him hard.
Since Hard Drive absolutely eliminated Musk, they have also “apologized” for “dunking on him too hard”. They wrote in an article, “Hard Drive would like to formally apologize for dragging Mr. Musk so hard that not even his nearly 100 million Twitter followers could save him from getting ratioed several times in the span of 20 minutes.”
The satirical article continues to “apologize” for using reports to reference that Musk is being accused of sexually harassing a woman and paying her to stay quiet about it.
Long story short? Never get in a land war with Asia.