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    Elon Musk - Internet Darling or Hated Villain?

    I can't keep up with this man or the internet that seems to be obsessed with him. He goes from being nearly as worshipped as Keanu online to people crapping all over him and calling him an idiot over a few tweets. That and his one tweet that cost him 14 billion is a prime target right now. The latest news is he is apparently selling all his possessions and has already listed two of his homes for sale. What the heck is this guy doing and why is everyone so obsessed?

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    What did he say? A cursory Google search for "Elon Musk bad tweets" returns hundreds of results and even a list of his top 37 worst. I don't care about the internet's consensus on liking or disliking someone, but since I do like him outside of a Twitter context what did he say that was so awful? No matter what it was, the guy is just too charismatic and I think this will blow over eventually. The good thing about drumming up controversy on a regular basis is that you can mess up pretty bad and not get burned for it because it's par for the course. I would have thought he'd have desensitized everyone to his antics by now and nobody would get heated over what he says.

    I think the reason people get so hot under the collar about Mr. Muskrat is because they see him as a living meme and then start to identify with him. NPCs get super attached to celebrities who don't know they exist (same goes for sports fans and their favorite teams as we have discussed here before) and then they say something that doesn't align with their vision of this person they don't know and it offends them deeply. I'm not saying that you can't have an opinion of people you haven't met in person or like celebrities...just that people shouldn't get emotionally attached as if the relationship is a 2-way street because it's not.

    When online celebs say something unpalatable I suppose their fans don't think "how could he say this?", rather the feeling they get is "how could he say this to me?".
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    He said something about Telsa stock being too high and lost a lot of money because of it. He also named his kid a really weird name that I can't even think of how to write out on here.

    The man is clearly intelligent but I think he might be a bit loopy, maybe he is going through a midlife crisis or something. Who knows. Outside of his general business and the memes, I know nothing about him. I just know people seem to get invested in people up until the point they say or do something they don't like and then they start picking at everything they do. Maybe this is down to how people act these days thanks to social media, who knows but yeah people can have opinions but to spend so much time obsessing over someone can't be healthy.

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