Elon Musk is on the hot seat again. It’s another Thursday. This time the Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company founder is in trouble with the Escobar family. Yes, that Escobar family.
Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, is apparently very unhappy with Musk for allegedly stealing his idea for The Boring Company’s Not A Flamethrower product.
TMZ reported that the Colombian drug kingpin’s brother, Roberto Escobar, is considering a lawsuit. Escobar thinks he may have a case of intellectual property theft against Musk.
It might be prudent to settle with Mr. Escobar. Musk should probably settle with him out of court before Pablo Escobar’s literal brother tries to make him an offer he cannot refuse.
Pablo Escobar getting his photo taken in front of the White House while being a wanted crime lord is the level of you-know-whats I aspire not to give. | Source: Iconic Historical Photos
Elon Musk Fires Back
But instead of a conciliatory note on Twitter, Elon tweeted the TMZ story with a response characteristic of Musk’s own characteristically massive cojones:
“It’s not a flamethrower, Mr. Escobar.”
It’s Not a Flamethrower, Mr Escobar https://t.co/TXH02nixIc
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 11, 2019
Elon ain’t afraid of nobody. Not the LA City council. Not NASA. Not the SEC. Not Big Oil. And not even the brother of the world’s most notorious drug kingpin and narcoterrorist.
Escobar’s Netflix Run-In
But maybe Elon should be afraid this time. Escobar reportedly threatened Netflix in 2017. He demanded $1 billion in payment for the streaming entertainment service company’s use of his brother’s likeness for its Narcos television series.