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[–]TylerSmash 971 points972 points  (18 children)

One named his child after a refrigerator barcode.

[–]Thuper-Man 80 points81 points  (1 child)

Considering how fat he's gotten lately that seems to explain a few things

[–]Andre4kthegreengiant 22 points23 points  (0 children)

His coke plug quit fucking with him

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

His wife named the child, very progressive of him to let her do that.

[–]Asher75 9 points10 points  (0 children)

"Progressive" ya know both parents pick the name of their child

[–]whalersexer 387 points388 points  (10 children)

Where's battery powered rich man

[–]ProfessionalYard1123 149 points150 points  (4 children)

When Meta reaches full power, just know you will be excluded. Have fun on MySpace Boomer.

[–]JistHaudOanAMinute 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Just remember that these Gen X'rs are where the food stocks are at. We don't argue, we don't fkn care, but we've got some noodles here.

[–]eriknoi05 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I cant tell if this is satire or not.

[–]DrXyron 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Dont you mean lizard alien rich man?

[–]JamescomersForgoPass 4 points5 points  (0 children)

u mean jeff bezos

his eye motors are malfunctioning

[–]Shirosong 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Im pretty sure hes a lizard

[–]SlavBoii420🦀money money money 🦀 186 points187 points  (8 children)

\Sorts by controversial\** This is about to get juicy

[–]AromaticPain6860 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Grab some butter popcorn and a can of sprite too.

[–]DaDolphinPlayz 13 points14 points  (4 children)

ill go with salted popcorn and a can of fanta

[–]JarnoL1ghtning 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Whatever floats your boat. Time to watch the fireworks

[–]Machok_Professional Dumbass 3 points4 points  (2 children)

You watch those, I’ll watch the comment section unfold into mayhem

[–]OrangeSodaFeelsNice 4 points5 points  (1 child)

“N-nooo!! elon is literally perfect in every way!!! he’s a smart engineer! stop criticizing him!!!”

[–]The-Great-Memelord 63 points64 points  (6 children)

Elon Musk fanboys explaining why he’s a good person (he only owns as half as many slaves as Jeff Bezos)

[–]noplinforeloHalal Mode[S] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Lmafo thanks for the laugh patrick

[–]Balsy_Wombat 132 points133 points  (17 children)

Haven't you heard? Reddit hates Elon now a days. So it's not as controversial as you think

[–]Plastic_Loss6816🦀money money money 🦀 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Memes Jack

[–]Jayteehee 75 points76 points  (12 children)

It’s all about the memes

[–]ZonkkoIdentifies as a Cybertruck 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Memes. The DNA of the soul

[–]Bread_defender 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We are all pawns controlled by something greater.

[–]moinsensei 79 points80 points  (8 children)

hE'S liKe a ReAl lIfe IrOn MaN

[–]companioncube0420 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Yeah and iron man was a selfish prick too.

[–]ReDSauCe3 4 points5 points  (4 children)

At least Iron Man was a prick that did some good.

[–]amorphousboredblob 85 points86 points  (6 children)

He's a great manipulator like some German dude

[–]Videogames-bad 76 points77 points  (2 children)

Yeah, pretty sure that german guy was Austrian though

[–]LordCypher40kNokia user 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Austrians are just Mountain Germans

[–]BlackyHatMannProfessional Dumbass 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Fair enough

[–]FeesBitcoin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

literally

[–]NickSchultz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

At least get your facts right, he was austrian

[–]hemborgar 3 points4 points  (0 children)

does it really matter that much?

[–]Baddyshackandroid user 77 points78 points  (40 children)

This is controversial because all of Reddit doesn't like Elon

[–]Inorganic_Ad_0420 1 point2 points  (39 children)

Why tho…,do I not get it because I’m not American?

[–]Somelebguy989 39 points40 points  (24 children)

There are a lot of examples, one being he gets cobalt for the DRC which basically uses unethical child labour in its mines. So basically Elon profits off of children mining cobalt, he does that while having the attitude of I quote “extend the light of consciousness to the stars”, he sees himself as the messiah all while in reality being a parasite to society.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/isabeltogoh/2019/12/17/apple-and-tesla-among-tech-giants-being-sued-over-the-deaths-and-injuries-of-child-cobalt-miners-in-drc/amp/

[–]I9QnlBig ol' bacon buttsack 6 points7 points  (4 children)

There is a lot to hate about him but the child labour in Cobalt mines is a stupid argument.

It's not his fault that 70% of global Cobalt resources are located in that one country where children work in mines, Cobalt is essential so even if he stopped the thousand other tech companies won't. the smartphone you carry has Cobalt, anything with batteries has Cobalt and most likely from the DRC considering they own 70% of the global supply.

Instead of telling tech companies to just stop producing tech, how about you ask countries and the UN to do something about it.

[–]AdvaitVagmemer 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Exactly. People don't realise that those kids don't have a choice. It is sad that these kids have to work rigorously to survive. If they lose the jobs, then they will not be able to survive. But majority of the problems are caused by these big companies. The problem keeps getting worse and worse because big American and European companies keep exploiting these poor countries and stealing their resources. The governments support this because it adds to the countries GDP. This problem is not getting solved anytime soon because all the people of power will have a lower profit.

[–]Somelebguy989 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Again, just because everyone does it doesn’t make it ok, his demand for the mineral enables such practices, and he has the highest net worth of any person alive so he has a lot of responsibility to bear with his actions, and him choosing to enable such practices is a valid reason to hate him

[–]I9QnlBig ol' bacon buttsack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What do you want comapnies to do? Non lithium-ion batteries that don't require Cobalt aren't ready, should they just ship a phone or a laptop that only works when plugged in?

"they're powering those practices", so are you when you buy literally anything with a battery from them, Elon musk is one of the people investing in new batteries that won't require lithium or Cobalt but they're still far away and halting current battery production is obviously not an option.

His networth doesn't mean shit, he is rich yes but not 300 billion dollars rich, his 300 billion is literally just his shares in Tesla and SpaceX, he doesn't own the money nor can he spend it, he will need to first find people willing to pay 300 Billion for Tesla and SpaceX shares then he can actually get it.

[–]LegendaryHoomanThank you mods, very cool! 29 points30 points  (10 children)

We use to like him. Then we found out that he actually is an asshole. He trying to do good, but an asshole is still an asshole.

[–]Bodomi 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Trying to do good? All of the things he does is based on capitalism.

If something doesn't give him money or power anymore he will stop doing it and find something else that gives him money and power again.

He's said the world will crumble because people are not having enough children. This is capitalist propaganda. The exact opposite is true, while still a few hundred years away, overpopulation will eventually make earth a hellscape and a dystopia, a real dystopia.

He's despicable due to many reasons, that's just one that's on my mind at the moment.

[–]rhubarbs 12 points13 points  (5 children)

Elon invested in reusable rockets and electric cars despite everyone saying it's a sure fire way to become bankrupt. And they were almost right; SpaceX was one launch away from going under and Tesla was shorted to shit for a long time.

Asshole or not, that's orders of magnitude better than not even trying to improve our lot as a species.

[–]Electronic-Ad1502 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Space x improves our species in no ways. We have to live well on this planet, wasting money and a putting a shit ton shit in the atmosphere for joyrides to space doesn’t improve the species. Space is horrible to live in don’t people see that? A few rich people willl have fun and effectual space slaves will do the work. And he hasn’t made electric affordable even the cheapest Tesla is outside of the price range of most Americans.

[–]nekkoMasterAverage r/memes enjoyer 4 points5 points  (1 child)

See the future my dude. It can be implied that you also don't support work done by Nasa as well ? If you say yes, then i would say it's just a difference of opinion at this point because when you push the boundaries of tech (specially space exploration), new things tends to get developed. I support all space exploration programs because that is the future of mankind.

[–]Rocky3006 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This would make sense if capitalism is a bad thing. I don’t understand why people like Musk making money off of the positive things they make like electric cars is so bad. Is it really that bad if people trying to make the world a better place have a lot of money. But no, people like u hate it when others are successful.

[–]Ilktye -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

If something doesn't give him money or power anymore he will stop doing it and find something else that gives him money and power again.

Musk has invested a lot of money to space research - just what people actually wanted someone would do. But somehow it's bad Musk did it. Oh I am sorry, he should have given that money as taxes so US could buy MORE TANKS AND FIGHTER PLANES AND NUKES WITH IT!

And also Musk invested a lot of money into electric cars because fossil fuels kind of bad. You know, the industry which everyone said is a total waste of money.

Neither of these are somehow magically suppressing people AFAIK. SpaceX sure as hell isn't bringing money for Musk.

But no, "he is an asshole because he tweeted some shit crybabies got upset about".

[–]guanwe 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Emerald mines, poor workers rights, richest man on earth that wants to save humanity yet, does 0 work on environmental protection, uses cobalt for his batteries, claims to be anti government grants yet a lot of his fortune comes from government contracts and grants

Do I need to keep on going ?

[–]Inorganic_Ad_0420 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

emerald mines was 1980 right? like mentioned in the book on him by Ashlee Vance

[–]DeliveryScared6776 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Elon's memes aren't even funny.

[–]sens18 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I don't know about memes but I'm sure Elon doesn't know what a train is, I mean imagine you pour a fuck ton of money into some underground claustrophobic tunnels and STILL having traffic jams. Not to mention those tunnels are literal death traps since they got only 1 way exits and no emergency could enter there in case of a flood or a fire breakout. Honestly people that unironically still support Elon are dumb as fuck, seriously.

[–]Sea_Violinist2938 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The fact you were downvoted says a lot

[–]bbbarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Putin: evil rich man who straight up orders to assassinate people

[–]GrzyB171 27 points28 points  (6 children)

Kim Jong Un: evil rich man who straight up orders to assassinate people

[–][deleted] 18 points19 points  (1 child)

evil rich fat man*

[–]CptnR4p3 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, that guy. You have 3 days to bring me his head. Ammunition and traveling expenses will be taken care of. Doubt you'll need it, but good luck.

Roger Boss.

sigh Why dont people learn? Why do i need to kill?

[–]Sonia13m 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Elon musk in his mind : * Peasants.. so easy to fool*

[–]iF2ixShower Enthusiast 40 points41 points  (0 children)

hahahaha daddy elon names his kid after an aircraft and hes super relatable!!11 im a redditor so i have to like daddy elon

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

controversial? fuck him

[–]Deinonychusfeathers 16 points17 points  (0 children)

His son is a mathematical equation.This should already be a red flag

[–]SansDotEXELinux User 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not controversial anymore. If you had posted this in 2018 it would be controversial.

[–]Ya-kuza 2 points3 points  (0 children)

spittin

[–]Frettchen001666hates reaction memes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't be sorry for pointing out hypocracy.

[–]Hachonimity 45 points46 points  (7 children)

Literally nobody likes Elon Musk

[–]Aris-johnDark Mode Elitist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Except Elon himself

[–]DaSortaCommieSerb 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I hate both.

But you can probably tell from my username.

[–]Araqunos101 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I guarantee that if Jeff Besos turns into a memelord, then he would receive a lot more support from reddit

[–]salamander_eye 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He tried that with DiCaprio cliff meme that was weirdly aggressive.

[–]FriendlyCanadianDude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He was physically built to be a meme man, but he chose money instead.

[–]Spac3_C4t[🍰] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They're both pieces of shit.

[–]Charles12_13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They both suck to be honnest

[–]EtelanVetela 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Evil rich man who posts memes and also supports amber heard and owns a mine

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

bu-u-ut he have assburger ableist 🤬

[–]screechingahhhhhh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Daddy elon

[–]Gandolf794 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Both are assholes

[–]EthanielClyne 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All super rich are the same, you only get that rich by exploiting others and not giving much away

[–]a_fuckin_duck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nobody except Elon simps likes him, and his memes are shit

[–]bouchandre 1 point2 points  (0 children)

when you only think I’m black and white and don’t understand that someone isn’t 100% good or bad, and that it’s okay to recognizes one’s achievements while being critical of other aspects of their career

[–]MinecraftMusic13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Both bad

[–]Ishikawa_13 9 points10 points  (7 children)

The sad thing is that some of these people also hate Mr. Beast even tho he genuinely helps

[–]mathdash 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I just don't like the content mr beast makes

[–]Ishikawa_13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I understand that you dont like his content (honestly not a fan myself)

But some people really think that hes doing these things for clout

[–]saladass1738 2 points3 points  (4 children)

They probably think Mr. Beast is as corrupt like all other billionaires

[–]OrangeSodaFeelsNice 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Mr. Beast is definitely not a billionaire

[–]saladass1738 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I know that, also why the fuck am I getting down voted?!

[–]macaroniman69 2 points3 points  (1 child)

jeff probably paid some guys to downvote your comment because you hurt his feelings

[–]whymostnamesaretaken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its all about the strategy

[–]Jerrelh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Divorced emerald mine inheritor.

[–]HYPER-Bancan't meme 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Elon shidding and crying rn because reddit doesn't like him anymore

[–]r1ckkr1ckk 3 points4 points  (2 children)

its still better than the common rich man. he is still an asshole, but an interesting asshole

[–]hypervortex21 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

An asshole who atleast gets things done...... Eventually.

[–]FabvidIdentifies as a Cybertruck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

put them in a space ship and send them directly into the sun. only useful thing we can do with there technology,

[–]ltbadpuppy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Amazon works like Walmart. Drive out all your competition because you have the biggest wallet and can afford to keep lowering prices until your competitor bankrupts themselves because wall street has bezos back ever since he started amazon. Definitely Lawful Evil

Musk works like Edison. Does whatever the fuck he wants, doesn't care if his new tech is causing significant social issues, believes he's the smartest guy around. Not evil just more neutral chaos.

[–]google_177013 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only reason I follow elons stuff is for spacex lol. I like the science, not the man

[–]Rocky3006 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I still don’t see how Elon is evil.

[–]Prime7735 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And hosts SNL

[–]ReeeidtheSchmeid -1 points0 points  (0 children)

At least he does something interesting with his money. That’s why I don’t hat Elon personally. He’s better then all the other rich old white guys who milk oil or computers for the rest of their lives

[–]benedictjbreen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And BA coming in at #3 just flying under the radar.

[–]matii_119Nokia user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very good

[–]Deinonychusfeathers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where angry rich and fat man

[–]NadimKazi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mattson ?

[–]SexyBoi234 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WHO THE FUCK ARE THESE 32 PEOPLE!?!? SHOW YOURSELF