Musk took a brief Twitter departure last week after he tweeted fan art of the character 2B from the video game Nier: Automata. Commenters suggested that Musk credit the artist of the piece but he had an unsavory response to this. “No one should be credited with anything ever,” wrote Musk in a now mostly deleted Twitter tantrum.
Musk claimed he was deleting his entire account, but is back online.
And back to his antics!
In a tweet posted on Sunday afternoon, Musk attached an image with the text “Occupy Mars” and an image of a celestial body. The problem here? The image included a picture of the moon during a total lunar eclipse instead of Mars as Musk supposedly intended. People online did not hold back when pointing this out.
A reminder: Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, a private space transportation services company with plans to send humans to Mars.
Hey Super Space Genius, that’s the moon in a total lunar eclipse https://t.co/osZjHnarfK
— "STEMLORD" In Meep We Trust (@upulie) June 23, 2019
A man who can’t tell the difference between the Moon and Mars is building cars that people are driving right now and we’re supposed to be okay with that. https://t.co/gtEAYxt8Ss
— Bicycle Lobby (@BicycleLobby) June 23, 2019
How did this happen? Did Musk make the image himself? Did he have a personal assistant do it? We’ve reached out to Space X for context and clarity.
Musk has since admitted his mistake, laughing it off with some emoji. This admission also invalidates the idea that this whole thing was a joke by Musk referencing President Donald Trump calling the moon a part of Mars.
The entrepreneur has 27 million followers on Twitter.
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