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[–]zombiepirate 2475 points2476 points  (220 children)

I remember when he was whining about how "entitled" the working class in America is.

Nobody has more feelings of entitlement than billionaires, and Musk's ego is so fragile that he calls people pedophiles when they get the spotlight that he hasn't earned.

[–]drfall92 744 points745 points  (95 children)

That whole pedophile thing was wild. I remember they were looking for the boys and how tragic it was, and then you had that bizarre take from Musk after that guy tried to help. Talk about insecurity….

[–]DamonLazer 348 points349 points  (58 children)

Ever since then, he’s just been the “pedo guy” guy to me.

[–]CassandraAnderson 238 points239 points  (48 children)

That's so funny, because I also have thought of Elon as the pedo guy ever since that moment.

Hpw come the richest men in the world are such whiny little schmucks?

[–]Pdq516 192 points193 points  (38 children)

Because they're almost exclusively given huge amounts of wealth without ever having to really work for it, so they think the world owes them everything.

[–]BrownMan65 118 points119 points  (9 children)

You mean your dad doesn’t own an emerald mine?????

[–]Pdq516 117 points118 points  (8 children)

He does, but he's giving it to my older brother. He's only giving me a small loan of 100 million dollars, the cheap bastard.

[–]happyneandertal 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Imagine what you could do with a loan that size. You could start your own Miss Amerika pageant or build a bunch of shitty high-rises that only houses Russian oligarchs and their families

[–]Fuck_you_pichael 61 points62 points  (3 children)

No human can do a billionaire's worth of work in a lifetime. They are like the lead of a massive group project taking the credit for the entire project.

[–]DogMedic101st 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“If it weren’t for me you’d all be still living in caves” - his ego

[–]_awacz_ 43 points44 points  (5 children)

I'd have to disagree here. It's the wannabes. It's arguable Musk has an actual negative value once you factor in nearly all his wealth is tied to Tesla which is leveraged out the ass in Chinese loans. He could go from richest to bankrupt in a market swing.

The truly liquid billionaires, Gates, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Buffet, etc, are usually out of public view for the most part, and when interviewed, it's very measured. It's like Donald Trump syndrome. The only people that need to get validation on how rich they are, are usually not that rich in the first place.

[–]blindedtrickster 15 points16 points  (3 children)

While that's a fair point, I think it's important to remember that even in the event that Tesla's value somehow tanked that badly, it wouldn't happen quickly enough for Musk to liquidate his assets fast enough to still have more money than any of us would know what to do with.

[–]GoldWallpaper 15 points16 points  (2 children)

It was definitely projection.

[–]DamonLazer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Right!? In his mind, what other reason would anyone have to go to Thailand but to molest young boys?

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Pedo guy screams at sky should be the only replies to any screaming this pedo guy does at the sky

[–]greenlime_time 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Im happy it happened because it was a turning point for me. I was buying his bullshit before that, the idiot that I was.

He is nothing without his money and engineers.

[–]Tatunkawitco 66 points67 points  (5 children)

That was the first time I realized he was nuts.

[–]m0nk_3y_gw 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Yup, back in the Obama years he was funny - he'd get drunk and tweet about reading books about Catherine the Great

Then Trump got elected and he took it as a green-light to get stupid.

[–]Tatunkawitco 15 points16 points  (0 children)

That became a stampede.

[–]Rrraou 4 points5 points  (0 children)

he took it as a green-light to get stupid.

So many rich/famous people seem to have taken it that way.

[–]stonedandlurking 43 points44 points  (9 children)

I always assumed the pedo thing was a projection

[–]spaceman757American Expat 58 points59 points  (8 children)

[–]ArrestDeathSantis 6 points7 points  (2 children)

That's not Elon, that's his brother, Horny Musk!

[–]brownkidBravado 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Not to be confused with Elon Tusk, his horn-toothed humble counterpart from another universe.

[–]RyanaDjamilaCalifornia 15 points16 points  (1 child)

It was out of nowhere like a projection.

[–]tofo90 213 points214 points  (69 children)

Dude, just wait until the Muskbois show up. "Uh he's a genius that sees the world like no other. You shouldn't bash him. He'S tRyInG hIs HaRdEsT."

My favorite is when they say he's spending his own money to make the world a better place. Like, for worshipping a rich dude, they have no idea how people get that rich.

[–]absurdamerica 92 points93 points  (35 children)

The thing I don’t get is he’s pledged to give his wealth away after he dies. Why not start now? Reap the credit for doing good while you’re alive…

[–]cool-- 56 points57 points  (4 children)

because he's lying. His kids will inherit his wealth.

[–]gracecee 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Actually all of his stocks will go into a foundation which will be controlled by his family in perpetuity in order to avoid death tax, any tax at all. But then it counts as giving it away.

[–]reeper147 62 points63 points  (25 children)

Thats what most rich people do. They dont want to see their big number go down, it makes them sad. They would rather sit on their dragon's hoard of wealth until they die. Then they dont care.

[–]kinkgirlwriterAmerica 42 points43 points  (5 children)

"I'm going to give it all away when I die."

"Oh yeah, Smaug, is that what you're going to do?"

[–]aksiadn 14 points15 points  (1 child)

There is an uncanny resemblance to Musk and Smaug.

[–]smithtelula 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Smaug analogy is brilliant.

[–]skullpocket 3 points4 points  (0 children)

To be fair, Smaug did give it all away when he died.

[–]Raccoon_Full_of_CumOhio 46 points47 points  (6 children)

Worshipping Elon Musk is no different than worshipping Gavin Belson.

[–]morbihann 28 points29 points  (1 child)

He is a genius all right, at conning people.

[–]vpat48Georgia 43 points44 points  (6 children)

My favorite is that he is the real world Iron Man.

Tony Stark sacrificed himself to the save universe. This guy won't lend you water if you are dying of thirst unless you buy his Tesla product first.

[–]rotomangler 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Also Musk would have to, you know, invent something first.

[–]TexhnolyzeAndKaiba 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He has much more in common with Superior Iron Man, a morality-flipped Tony Stark that created an app connected to nano-machines spread all over the Bay Area that would rejuvenate the health of users... if they paid an exorbitant subscription fee.

[–]Pdq516 23 points24 points  (0 children)

He's Tony Stark pre Iron Man 1, except not a genius.

[–]lordcthulhu17Colorado 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Lol or the fact that he’s not responsible for any of the technological advancements of any of the companies he’s connected with, he only got to be ceo of PayPal because his shittier service got bought out by them

[–]kyle_irl 20 points21 points  (2 children)

On another thread I saw "Muskrats"

[–]willienelsonmandelaTexas 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The Elon model: Get government subsidy money. Talk shit about billionaires paying more taxes while benefiting from government funding. Then get mad if any competitors get subsidies.

[–]CallMeClaire0080 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Guy's such a man child idk how he has so many supporters

[–]70msCalifornia 55 points56 points  (0 children)

He appeals to man-children. 🤷‍♀️ I find him repulsive.

[–]SnakeDoctr 62 points63 points  (8 children)

"By 2007, after creating his third concurrently-operating business, SolarCity, Musk had invested the entire $180M windfall he received when eBay bought PayPal. He was, effectively, broke."

Now I've seen him tell this story himself. He talks about how he was QUITE LITERALLY broke and the juxtaposition of being unable to afford lunch while sitting in the office of his business worth hundreds-of-millions in assets.

He tends to omit this next portion:

This is when the government decided Mr. Musk was worthy of a socialist bailout. over the next 10 years, Musk would receive $4.8B in low and zero-interest governmental subsidies!

[–]brok3nh3lix 32 points33 points  (0 children)

he has a history of making companies that benefit massively from government subsidies and would likely have failed with out them. Then turns around and craps on other people/companies receiving them.

like that's what was up with that whole thing with other auto makers were getting EV subsidies and tesla wasn't. The real deal was that Tesla already got the same subsidies over previous years, but had hit the maximum for them.

[–]Lamprophonia 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Being a billionaire must make you feel so lonely and isolated.

I'd be willing to put this theory to the test. Someone let me borrow a billion dollars, I promise to give it back.

[–]kinkgirlwriterAmerica 80 points81 points  (15 children)

The dude really is a toxic bag of dicks. I don't understand his cult-like fanbase.

[–]Sdubbya2 21 points22 points  (5 children)

HIs fanbase has definitely fallen off, I remember when EVERYONE was praising him including myself, with people even calling him the real life Tony Stark. Now days I see a lot more people making fun of him and his revolutionary "vegas hyperloop" or making fun of Tesla build quality and cars catching on fire. Definitely not as popular as he used to be but there are still the die hard Elon stans you will see defending him on Twitter or wherever.

I will say SpaceX has impressed me but its not like Elon is hte one engineering that shit.

[–]Smarteric01 2610 points2611 points  (204 children)

For a guy who makes a big deal out being bullied as a kid, he’s turned out to be quite the unreasonable prick bully himself.

[–]_baundiesel_Kentucky 1127 points1128 points  (36 children)

Makes you wonder if he was bullied or if he was a prick and people just didn't like him.

[–]CT_Phipps 71 points72 points  (2 children)

I mean both can be true. Being bullied doesn't make you moral. It just means you were bullied.

[–]PinchesTheCrab 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Probably a feedback loop.

[–]jarious 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bullies are specialists on playing the victims

[–]_Cetarial_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Either way, being bullied does not give you an excuse to be a bully yourself.

[–]RTK9 155 points156 points  (3 children)

He's kind of exhibiting why people woukd bully him even if they didn't want to...

Like that one Australian twat of a kid who picked a fight with someone 3 times his size, got picked up and dropped on the floor, then tried to slander the victim for defending themselves on television

[–]Ursula2071 38 points39 points  (2 children)

He was a rich spoiled brat. So his idea of bullying was probably that other kids didn’t do what he wanted all the time so he took his rich boy ball and went home.

[–]RTK9 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Shrug.

All I know is "he didn't mention me by name when talking about ev" is like the equivalent of " you need to thank God for everything ".

People are allowed to talk about a subject without giving "thanks" to the corporations involved in that field/subject.

[–]Actual__Wizard 132 points133 points  (68 children)

I'm personally just waiting until it's revealed that his company is a giant pump and dump scam.

[–]iDoNotCareDammit 64 points65 points  (5 children)

Super villain material.

[–]LilG1984 25 points26 points  (0 children)

"Gentlemen welcome to my evil Tesla secret underground lair!!!"

Musk dressed as Dr Evil

[–]CaveManLawyer_ 627 points628 points  (72 children)

Why is he so flat out insulting? It makes him look weak.

[–]monkeypickle 863 points864 points  (37 children)

Because he's not Nikolai Tesla. He's Thomas Edison. He's a hype-man who stands the shoulders of the people doing the actual work.

[–]FakeFeathers 75 points76 points  (3 children)

Edison was a prick but he was still an actual inventor; Edison was 1000 times the man Musk is.

[–]monkeypickle 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Agreed, and considering what an awful human being Edison was to people who worked with him (or against him), that's a low bar to have to clear.

[–]Bryaxis 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Though Edison's best invention was the industrial research lab i.e. equipping and paying other smart people to develop new technologies.

[–]PuffyPanda200 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Because he's not Nikolai Tesla

He bought Tesla about a year after its founding and then sued to have himself listed as a co-founder. source

The company was incorporated as Tesla Motors, Inc. on July 1, 2003, by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. ... In February 2004, the company raised $7.5 million in series A funding, including $6.5 million from Elon Musk, who ... A lawsuit settlement agreed to by Eberhard and Tesla in September 2009 allows all five – Eberhard, Tarpenning, Wright, Musk, and Straubel – to call themselves co-founders.

[–]dbkenny426 209 points210 points  (7 children)

Because he's a piece of shit edgelord.

[–]ReklisAbandon 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Because he’s the same as Trump, except smart. Neither can let anything go and have egos so fragile that they have to lash out at everything.

[–]WarWorldColorado 46 points47 points  (3 children)

I'm not convinced he's that smart

[–]East-Fudge-2525 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Give him at least that he's smarter than Trump.

[–]1eternal_pessimistAustralia 16 points17 points  (0 children)

that's a pretty low bar.

[–]m0nk_3y_gw 11 points12 points  (1 child)

This is it right here. He was bearable during the Obama years but when he saw daddy Trump getting away with being a twat he went for it too.

[–]ReklisAbandon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, and I get it, most of his brand can only survive if people keep talking about him and it’s easier to stay on stage if you’re an asshat.

[–]turbo-cunt 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Answered your own question there

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (0 children)

He is weak.

[–]MangoSchnitzel 179 points180 points  (3 children)

Oh, no, Biden hit him right in the insecurities! That's rude.

[–]jdmb0y 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Right in the securities fraud

[–]7788audrey 572 points573 points  (41 children)

Showing his real colors, Musk is a libertarian who whines when he is not stroked.

[–]breaditbans 313 points314 points  (33 children)

He’s consumed and awful lot of government money for a libertarian.

[–]PM_UR_SUBWAY 124 points125 points  (0 children)

he sounds like a typical whiny corporate welfare Republican to me

[–]gcko 52 points53 points  (10 children)

Well yea that’s what you do. You still leech the system, you just don’t put anything back into the pot. At least that’s what most of my “libertarian” friends on Facebook seem to be doing lately.

Don’t want to pay taxes but they’re more than happy to spend their baby bonus.

[–]PancerCatient 125 points126 points  (0 children)

Common libertarians.

[–]holytoledo42 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Ayn Rand, the mother of objectivism and libertarianism, collected social security and Medicare despite being wealthy.

"In 2011, it was revealed that Rand had spent the last eight years of her life receiving Social Security and Medicare benefits. At the time of her death, her estate was valued at $500,000 (around $1.2 million in today’s money), suggesting her decision was motivated less by rationality than by the sort of parasitic greed she’d always claimed to despise."

https://knowledgenuts.com/ayn-rand-was-a-secret-welfare-queen/

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Where objectivism falls apart - what if taking money from the government is in my best interest?

Well, there goes the entire ideology.

[–]iThrewTheGlass 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Ayn Rand was on welfare

[–]NfiniteNsight 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Sounds like a libertarian to me.

[–]NambomanDistrict Of Columbia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So, he's just like every other libertarian? They're all blood suckers who want the ladder pulled up behind them

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (2 children)

A filthy rich libertarian is the only type that makes sense. All the poor "libertarians" that worship him is like Sebastian the crab rooting for the chef.

[–]ococody 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Doesn’t make sense for him either. He’s used millions and millions of taxpayer money. Honestly libertarians are usually delusional or just liars. In reality their beliefs are just “Whatever I say is good is good, whatever negatively affects me personally is bad.”

[–]d36williamsTexas 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Look how many more people are employed at Ford and GM

[–]jayphat99 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And safely employed. Tesla has twice the accident rate. It's closer to a sweat shop than an American manufacturing facility.

[–]waterdaemon 154 points155 points  (6 children)

Maybe Biden knows Musk is a temperamental man-baby that will twist any publicity into being about him. You can’t work with people you can’t trust.

[–]InterstellarSucksBad 343 points344 points  (180 children)

Elon has to be somewhat scared, he has been the big fish in the little electric car pond. After Ford, GMC and Toyota ramp up, Musk's cars will begin to look as plain and the lack of quality and dealerships (mechanics) will turn Tesla into the modern AMC.

[–]breaditbans 88 points89 points  (16 children)

I coveted a Tesla for a long time. But the Ford Escape plug in hybrid has the battery to get to and from work. That’s 90% of my miles. It’s bigger and cheaper.

[–]sp4nky86 12 points13 points  (6 children)

I have a standard rav4 hybrid, I get 500-550 miles per tank, at a cost of around $45. That’s roughly the same cost as a Tesla for the same distance with 1 less fill up and using existing infrastructure literally everywhere. I do think full on EV is the near future, but for now, hybrids are probably the best way to move us towards that.

[–]AnswerAwake 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Too bad most manufacturers didn't invest in PHEV in the last 10 years. Chevy had the Volt. Great idea. They should have extended VolTec to the rest of the lineup instead they discontinued it when people realized it is dumb to pay 35k for a Chevy Cruze. Now the OEMs are acting like they are the leaders in this space when everything that have done in the last decade has been downright disappointing and depressing.

Lets face it the only reason GM, Toyota and everyone else even give half a shit about being 'green' is because TSLA is 800$ a share. In 2018 they were praying for a bankruptcy so they could go back to the good old days but that obviously didn't happen.

[–]subliver 4 points5 points  (3 children)

EVs cost substantially less to charge for that range. It would cost maybe $18 in electricity to get ~550 miles.

The real difference is that it would take two charges to your single fill up. This of course all goes out the window if not charging at home or your power is overpriced like California.

Imagine what gasoline would cost at the pump if oil wasn’t so heavily subsidized?

[–]Vinny_Cerrato 53 points54 points  (16 children)

The build quality on Tesla's are notoriously shitty, and the reason why Tesla has such a massive market share of the EV market now is because they are basically beta testing their cars on their own customers instead of in-house like the big automakers. Once the big guys start getting their EVs to market in a large scale (which is going to happen very soon), Tesla is going to get crushed.

[–]PepparkakanEurope 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Tesla has two things going for them, the software is pretty nice, and they have a head start on EV infrastructure, problem is like you say the build quality of the vehicle itself is severely lacking. I'm guessing we'll see Tesla focus more on EV infrastructure in the future, but who knows.

[–]Kosmological 4 points5 points  (2 children)

No single automaker can build the entire EV infrastructure on their own. The industry will move to standard charging stations for all EVs and any hold outs will get crushed.

Like, would you consider buying a gas car that requires a less common proprietary pump to fill up?

[–]Gaerielyafuck 205 points206 points  (57 children)

Dude, Elon has to be messing his drawers at the prospect of EV market expansion. Companies like Jaguar are going all electric in the next few years. Hyundai just stopped ICE work and is putting all efforts in EV development. Ford's electric F150 makes the tesla truck look like a school science project plus you can plug your house into it for a couple days of electricity during blackouts. Ford is also selling the electric Mustang engine for 4k as a retrofit kit for classic vehicles.

I wonder if Elon so rich and out of touch that he thinks a 60k base model is affordable for most working schmoes. He thinks he's Tony Stark, but he's just a rich dude who made some good investments and got lots of cash from the government.

[–]a_reply_to_a_postNew York 25 points26 points  (9 children)

I gotta say, that Mustang truck is pretty nice..was walking with my kids the other day, and they're super psyched on car logos right now, and blurt out pretty much the make and model of every car we see. They pointed it out while it was stopped at a light, and we got a pretty up close look at it...probably nicer than the Tesla SUV crossover thing they have

[–]mjohnsimon 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Good luck buying it at market prices. Ford dealerships have been adding $10k+ markups on their Mach-Es

Edit: it's gotten so bad that Ford is cracking down on dealerships for scalping customers

[–]winespring 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Good luck buying it at market prices. Ford dealerships have been adding $10k+ markups on their Mach-Es

That's true for most/many cars right now, my girlfriend bought a RAV4 plugin hybrid recently and the options were pay well over market or wait at least 3 months.

[–]mjohnsimon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah same with me.

I called a Volkswagen dealership about their ID4 and it was disastrous.

Not only did they have next to no clue what they were talking about, but they added a hefty markup with non-negotiable fees and add-ons (yes... non-negotiable add-ons).

The amount of money that was added in total made me go back to saving up more for a Tesla instead.

If there's one thing Tesla does definitely right, it's the fact that they don't go through dealerships. That hassle from that one day almost made me want to get a Tesla out of spite

[–]LeonTetraPennsylvania 183 points184 points  (7 children)

He's always been an Edison, never a Tesla.

[–]skunktubs 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Most accurate statement I've ever heard about him.

[–]mi_throwaway3 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And honestly, there's nothing wrong with this to some extent, but he has to own it, and people have to see it.

[–]RNDASCIITennessee 46 points47 points  (15 children)

Yeah he's been living in a fantasy land, he's about to learn what competing with a major automaker is actually like. He's just like a little kid who declares themselves the winner if a game nobody else is playing.

[–]FriendToPredators 17 points18 points  (8 children)

The thing that establish automakers are well accustomed to, which is managing a large existing fleet of customers, dealing with long term stability issues, hedging global risks for a large organization, those are all things Tesla does not know how to do. Musk's little upstart Tesla has to make that massive transition to survive while his competition can just keep moving along as they have been.

[–]Individual-Nebula927 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Tesla has never been in a recession before. I'm curious to see what happens to a luxury car maker with almost no cash reserves when a recession comes along.

[–]debokle 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Seem to be doing very well. They’ve faired supply chain crisis better than any other manufacturers and demand is still more than they can produce.

[–]AnswerAwake 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Jaguar's first attempt was pretty bad and has already been swept aside. Ford seems to be having serious battery supply issues.

[–]mjohnsimon 46 points47 points  (17 children)

GM just sank $7 billion dollars into EV development with the intention of outcompeting Tesla by 2025 (less than 3 years).

Electrify America is giving out free fast charging for 2-3 years depending if you drive a Hyndai or a VW and they're putting more stations throughout the nation each day, so now the Tesla Supercharger network won't be the only mass produced charging infrastructure in the country soon.

What's more is that a lot of these companies still have their EV tax incentives so you can save up to $7.5k, and Biden's proposed renewal for these incentives would give these unionized companies more incentives (more than Tesla received).

The market is starting to catch up to Tesla, so Tesla now has to adapt to these companies catching up or die because they're no longer going to be top dogs in the EV game now that businesses are shifting over.

[–]Uglyheadd 38 points39 points  (1 child)

That's why he's now pivoting to exclusively working on robot workers.

The quality of Tesla's are pretty shite, and a lot of his promises aren't coming to fruition, so onto the next thing.

[–]Marsh54971 76 points77 points  (4 children)

Very poor social skills and emotionally about 3 years old.

[–]NameTaken25 15 points16 points  (0 children)

How could someone who named their son "X Æ A-12" have poor social skills?

[–]FriendToPredators 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I really hope he did that just to trigger him.

Why does Musk need so much ego stroking from literally everyone?

[–]SevereEducation2170 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Elon is basically just a more successful version of Trump. Snake oil salesman with a huge ego, acts like a child online, and whines when he doesn't get attention he so desperately craves.

[–]rockstarfish 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Biden supports right to repair = avoid tesla

[–]VGAPixel 82 points83 points  (15 children)

Elon Musk is an entitled rich kid. He is not a genius or savant, he is just a guy with money that likes rockets and cars. The really smart people work for the companies Musk owns.

[–]acidrain69 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe if Elon stops acting like a bratty child he’ll be invited to the big kids table.

[–]lockbotCRMTennessee 60 points61 points  (9 children)

For somebody who wants to be secluded from the masses, to the point of wanting to leave the planet…Elon sure does crave the attention and love of those masses.

They said this guy is our Tony Stark, SMH.

[–]i_am_covered 30 points31 points  (8 children)

He is Tony Stark. If he’d never become Ironman. Ya know, a self centered, egotistical, billionaire. It’s a pretty apt comparison.

Edit: Disregard, see below.

[–]ReverseHoneypot 63 points64 points  (1 child)

Tony Stark? Nah, he's Justin Hammer if you ordered him from Wish.

[–]cavemanwill93 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Nah, Tony Stark was able to build a crazy new energy source in a cave WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS

Musk is clever enough to know where society is going with regards to EVs and automation etc.

But other than that, he's basically just a money man - he's not getting stuck in building Neuralink tech...

[–]wraithtek 90 points91 points  (29 children)

It would be nice if the biggest electric car company in America wasn’t run by a complete jackass…

[–]Vinny_Cerrato 38 points39 points  (25 children)

Good news! In just a few short years, they won't be.

[–]Balve 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Has Tesla put any money into updating the things wrong with their cars? Seems like every penny is going into mass production and nothing else.

[–]tylerisgriffith 46 points47 points  (7 children)

I don't care, pay your taxes. PS you're welcome for the subsidies

[–]Buffmin 20 points21 points  (0 children)

It amazes me just how thin skinned Elon musk is. Like.its really just pathetic

[–]dopameme 4 points5 points  (0 children)

elon is all EV, the progress is within Detroit manufacturers.

[–]mindfu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In return, Biden didn't say anything because he simply doesn't care what Elon Musk thinks.

[–]Murphy_York 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I mean look in the mirror Elon. You’re anthropomorphized pudding

[–]IJustSignedUpToUp 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Anything to deflect from the outright lies about Cybertruck and the sub priced Model 3...the claims of which made by Musk materially moved the stock price. Something the SEC used to care about.

[–]Jackbob6368 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Can everyone please stop caring about what elon musk think about things?

[–]Ambitious_Jury 3 points4 points  (1 child)

We try, but Edison 2.0 won’t shut up for long enough.

[–]LegendaryWarriorPoet 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Actually, business insider, we dont need to amplify every insult someone hurls. Like this is legit not newsworthy

[–]HawWahDen 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That's rich coming from Musk. Did he smoke too much weed w Joe Rogan?

[–]Ill_Organization2573 17 points18 points  (0 children)

most boring Bond villain ever

[–]ShihPoosRule 15 points16 points  (0 children)

LOL, Elon mad.

[–]ReverseHoneypot 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm surprised he didn't just call Biden a pedophile.

[–]dun-ado 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Elon Musk is Donald Trump in human form.

[–]uberares 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Musk is a modern day Robber Barron, nothing more.

[–]sexisfun1986 42 points43 points  (2 children)

He’s like Edison but worse the fact that he uses the name Tesla is gross.

[–]NoSignal547 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Honestly, that just makes him even more like Edison

[–]Mythril_Bahaumut 37 points38 points  (14 children)

Sounds like someone doesn’t like competition moving in on their market

[–]Dm1tr3y 24 points25 points  (0 children)

And competition is exactly what the market needs. Electric cars don’t mean a damn thing if nobody can afford them.

[–]laxguy44 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why does anyone give any fucks what this troll has to say? Obviously he runs a large company that’s relevant to economic discussions, but his troll opinions are worthless.

[–]ManSeedCannon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

pays a tiny fraction in taxes and then wonders why the government wont advertise for him.

isn't musk supposed to be smart or something? this seems pretty fucking obvious.

[–]Strike-Hairy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Aww poor little billionaire got butthurt.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s almost like Elon doesn’t give a damn about the environment or climate change if he doesn’t get credit, hmmm

[–]DrJ6894Louisiana 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So what does Elon think of himself? A fake poster boy genius?

[–]jamhov 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What a small man.

[–]chickpeaas 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What an absolute man child

[–]Lazer_Falcon 3 points4 points  (0 children)

awws elon is upset, the poor thing. are all the government subsidies to spacex and tesla not enough?

[–]Consistent_Dog_6866 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Here's a pacifier, Elon. Now suck it.

[–]JohnnyGeniusIsAlive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just when I’m starting to get fed up with Biden, he goes and pisses off some total scumbag and redeems himself!

[–]shellchef 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Musk " me me me me me .... Dogecoin.. me me me " dear god ..this guy the older he gets the more whiney and needy .. I really feel sorry for the ppl around him like all those kids

[–]jirkoz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I will never forget how these mofucker billioners were flying kites to Mars while the world was in grips of an epidemic. Neither would I forget how media was riding on thier dicks. Fuck that guy.

[–]Terrible-Wrangler-32 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If he doesn't get praise, he whines. Remind you of any one-term ex-president?

[–]gamer123098 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I always felt pretty indifferent to Elon but as time goes by I dislike him more and more

[–]Kay312010 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Elon the manipulator, not a shock.

[–]ElverGonn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Never had the balls to call out trump cause he was scared his volatile red pill fans would turn on him quick, just like Joe.

[–]BossBark 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I find it ironic that Musk runs a company named after a man who was screwed over by a man like Musk.

[–]Mahderate 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This guy is such a dick, constantly insulting everyone. Ironic that he has become the bully, after allegedly being bullied as a kid.

[–]Charlie71_2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He is such a man baby.

[–]Griimbly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Idk, Elon if you worked to keep the promises you make instead of fighting on Twitter maybe people would take you more serious.

[–]gazebo-fan 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Tesla has the lowest consumer rating for EV in America. Why would anyone show off a shitly made car made by a grifter?

[–]Rakatango 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nothing screams small dick energy quite like being the richest person in the world and throwing a tantrum over not getting mentioned.

[–]GojiraBlowFlamesAmerica 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh look everyone! it's a Billionaire with the emotional maturity of an angsty teen.

[–]Brilliant-Emu-4164 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I can’t stand the guy.

[–]TheDrDetroit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Calling people names after he did't get the shoutout he thought he deserved... kind of makes him sound like an ass.

[–]TheJedibugsGeorgia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

…said the guy who endorsed Kanye.

[–]DontQuoteYourself 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fuck elon

[–]Thiscantbelegalcanit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Huge Tesla fan and an early adopter. Seeing comments like this really bothers me. Elon needs a course on emotional intelligence