Elon Musk Gets Just Desserts for ‘Pedo Guy’ Tweet

July 6, 2020 1:22 PM UTC
Elon Musk can dish out "pedo guy" jokes to British divers, but won't gracefully take his "L" for an awkward photo with Ghislaine Maxwell.
  • Elon Musk did not like Twitter’s uproar over the photo that emerged last week of the Tesla CEO posing with Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein.
  • He even called on followers Saturday to report accounts for harassment.
  • That’s a bit hypocritical for someone who called a British diver a “pedo guy” for no reason in 2018. He even dodged a slander suit over the remark last year.

Elon Musk called on Twitter followers Saturday to report accounts for harassment. Apparently, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has had enough of the Ghislaine Maxwell photo “scandal.”

Naturally, feeding the trolls only led to more jokes and unfounded accusations based on the unfortunate photograph. Musk, being a master meme maker, might have known better.

Twitter users are taking jabs at Musk. | Source: Twitter

Scandal is in scare quotes above because so far, there is no public information implicating Musk in the crimes alleged against Maxwell and her late boyfriend, Jeffrey Epstein.

Many Believe Jeffrey Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself

Epstein battled for years against charges of pimping underage girls to some of the most powerful people in the world. After his second arrest related to these alleged crimes last year, the mysterious figure died while in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.

The cause of death has not yet been officially determined, and Jeffrey Epstein died under suspicious circumstances. They include a lapse in the prison’s strict monitoring procedures for Epstein, records falsified by prison guards, and two malfunctioning cameras.

Elon Musk Takes Heat for Ghislaine Maxwell ‘Photobomb’

Last week, authorities arrested and charged Ghislaine Maxwell. When a photo emerged of Elon Musk posing with Maxwell at a 2014 Vanity Fair party, Twitter erupted with scolding tweets and jokes at Musk’s expense.

The association between Elon Musk and Ghislaine Maxwell goes no further than attending the same Vanity Fair party in 2014 and taking a photo together. At least that’s what Musk says. His ex-wife, Talulah Riley, was at the same party and backed her ex-husband’s explanation.

But the Internet ran wild with the photo, teasing and accusing Musk of a sinister association with a secret illegal sex ring. Enlisting his followers to report accounts for “harassment” shows some pretty thin skin, especially for someone who baselessly called a British cave explorer a “pedo guy” on Twitter in 2018.

Musk can dish out the slander, but can’t take a ribbing over the awkward photo. This week’s events are karma for that unseemly outburst. We all know Elon Musk is working overtime to run all of his world-changing tech businesses. That’s why he should simply ignore the trolls and take his “L” on this skirmish in the meme wars.

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