Elon Musk booed on-stage at SF Dave Chappelle gig • The Register

In a weird transfer Elon Musk took to the stage with Dave Chappelle at a comedy gig in San Francisco this weekend to a refrain of boos, and little in the best way of repartee.

Chappelle, a famous person comic no stranger to controversy himself, welcomed Musk to the stage on the finish of his three-hour act Sunday night time, encouraging hundreds of parents on the Chase Middle stadium to “make some noise for the richest man on the planet.”

Elon strode on, raised his fingers within the air, and the group did because it was informed, but it surely wasn’t the noise Musk nor Chappelle have been maybe pleased with.

“Weren’t anticipating this, have been you?” Musk requested Chappelle. 

“It appears like a few of these folks you fired are within the viewers,” Chappelle responded, who joked that it appeared many of the boos have been coming from a budget seats.

Regardless of a ban on cellphones within the stadium, movies of Musk’s embarrassing cameo rapidly surfaced on-line, by which the group’s response might be heard fairly clearly. They weren’t blissful, tho the SpaceX and Tesla tycoon insists nearly all of the group have been on his aspect, natch. 

Musk claimed this morning “it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (besides throughout quiet durations), however, nonetheless, that’s a whole lot of boos, which is a primary for me in actual life (frequent on Twitter).” The billionaire additionally made a reference to San Francisco’s “unhinged Leftists” being current, which doesn’t fairly make sense because it was a Dave Chappelle gig.

You’ll be able to decide for yourselves if Musk’s estimate is appropriate from the video beneath.

Youtube Video

Some within the viewers mentioned there have been cheers … albeit amid an audible outpouring of disapproval.

“This n****r will not be even making an attempt to die on Earth,” Chapelle mentioned because the boos continued. “His entire enterprise mannequin is ‘Fuck Earth, I’m leaving anyway.’”

“What ought to I say,” a visibly uncomfortable Elon requested.

“Don’t say nothing. It’ll solely spoil the second,” Chappelle replied.

Twitter’s newest proprietor and CEO has been courting an elevated quantity of controversy since shopping for the social media platform in October, and spent this previous weekend dialing up the incendiary statements. 

Musk described Twitter as “Wormtongue to the world,” referencing the Lord of the Rings character recognized for poisoning the thoughts of the king of Rohan, and posted a photograph of Dr Anthony Fauci’s face superimposed on the character, with President Joe Biden changing the king. Musk additionally tweeted that “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” escalating his battle with the US authorities over lockdowns that Musk has lengthy argued harm his companies. 

Whether or not the response from the group was attributable to Twitter layoffs within the Californian metropolis or past, or his antics over the weekend, is unclear. Possibly it’s simply that he’s not as in style as he thinks he’s.

Both means, the awkward Sunday encounter will possible solely give Elon another excuse to pack up and go away San Francisco and take Twitter with him. Whether or not that transfer will assist or harm stays to be seen, however one factor is for positive: Musk’s public habits isn’t doing his solely public firm, Tesla, any favors. 

Tesla shares began the yr only a few cents shy of $400 a chunk; as of writing they’re value lower than $167. Up to now this yr. That’s going to make a whole lot of traders, and never a number of staff, quite sad. 

Elon, usually verbose when hiding behind the written phrase, was pressured to confront a actuality that isn’t as in love along with his habits as he’s when on stage with Chappelle. His silence at that second was uncommon, and begs the query as as to if he would be taught something from it.

“Don’t say nothing. You hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest,” Chappelle informed Musk. 

“The woke thoughts virus is both defeated or nothing else issues,” Musk tweeted on Monday morning, adopted by: “The Department Covidians are upset lol.” There’s our reply. ®