Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have pulled no punches in their intergalactic rocket-measuring contest, and the Tesla CEO just delivered an epic blow below the Amazon founder’s thrusters. Bizarrely, however, virtually everyone has misinterpreted what looks like a savage troll.
Twitter trolls Elon Musk, but the joke is on them
Last night, Elon Musk tweeted an image exhorting readers to “Occupy Mars.” But as it turns out, he used the image of a blood red moon instead of the red planet itself.
Twitterverse raked Elon Musk over the coals over the so-called “mistake.” In reply to the Tesla honcho’s tweet, one Twitter user “exposed” Musk with what seems to the image of the July 2018 lunar eclipse, popularly known as the “blood moon” eclipse.
But the South African billionaire was unfazed by the pull-up. After sending a couple of tears of joy emojis in response, he wrote:
So, was Elon Musk prepared for some Twitter user to point out his “mistake” so that he can make his own point? Probably, yes.
Jeff Bezos, you have been trolled!
Elon Musk’s reply clearly indicates that this wasn’t a moon-Mars mix-up. The SpaceX chief was almost certainly taking a dig at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who had taken a veiled shot at Musk last week while speaking at the JFK Space Summit.
According to Business Insider, Bezos remarked that establishing a moon colony is “actually the fastest way to get to Mars”:
“What I really hope is that we stick with going back to the moon, this time to stay, because that is actually the fastest way to get to Mars. It’s an illusion that you can skip a step.