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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— The Jupiter Girl (@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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Ignacio Martinez is a reporter specializing in online gaming and political communities. His work has previously appeared in the Texas Observer and on the airwaves at KVRX 91.7 FM. He is based in Austin, Texas, and you can follow him on Twitter at @NacioMartinez.