Seth Meyers, popular comedian and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers took to Twitter recently to take aim at Elon Musk for his $44 billion purchase of Twitter and claimed that he is losing the popularity contest.
Elon is losing popularity
Seth Meyers’s tweet was in response to a Rolling Stones article that claimed after “Elon’s Super Bowl tweet got less engagement than Joe Biden’s, the Twitter CEO threatened to fire several of the company’s engineers and had 80 employees build a system to get more views”
This is not the first time that Seth has voiced his opinion on Elon Musk. In previous episodes of “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Meyers discussed Elon Musk’s Twitter behaviour, stating that he “needs to get off Twitter.” Meyers argued that Musk’s tweets are often “wildly inappropriate,” and that he should focus more on running his companies.
Meyers went on to say that Musk’s tweets have not only caused controversy but have also had real-world consequences. For example, his tweet about taking Tesla private at $420 per share led to an SEC investigation and a $40 million settlement. Meyers also pointed out that Musk’s tweets about the COVID-19 pandemic have been widely criticized by experts in the field.
$44 Billion mistake?
Elon Musk is known for his tendency to tweet impulsive and sometimes controversial things, which often lands him in hot water. His tweets have caused controversy on numerous occasions, and he has been criticized for his tweets about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Thai cave rescue, and his ongoing feud with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Elon’s purchase of Twitter has not exactly been smooth sailing. He has faced harsh criticism for various actions such as bringing back banned accounts and his introduction of Twitter Blue, a subscription that enables accounts to showcase a blue verified badge. Controversy like this has certainly led to Musk losing popularity amongst some.
While Elon Musk’s Twitter behavior may be controversial, it is also a part of his persona and has helped him build a massive following on social media. However, as Seth Meyers suggests, Musk may want to be more mindful of the potential consequences of his tweets and focus more on running his companies. Whether Musk heeds this advice remains to be seen, but his Twitter activity is likely to continue to be a topic of conversation for the foreseeable future.