Meet the projection activist who just trolled Elon Musk on Twitter’s headquarters lawn
Elon Musk’s social media headaches continue to multiply, with this week’s being the latest example.
On March 18, the Tesla CEO wrote on Twitter that Tesla had been “stunned” by a Reddit petition asking for a “clean energy future” and a “green revolution.”
In a follow-up to his original post, Musk said the post had been “misinterpreted” and “totally misunderstood,” adding that the Tesla founder was “not against clean energy,” just “against the current one.”
While Tesla hasn’t responded to the petition and Musk’s comments have gotten a lot of support on social media, there is some support — if not for Musk’s point of view, at least for him.
Elon Musk has been a fixture on Twitter for years, with a number of tweets sent during the 2016 presidential election — many of which were targeted at key political figures, some of whom he’d criticized during the campaign.
After Donald Trump won the presidency, Musk wrote about the victory on Twitter, along with comments that he characterized as “pretty much the funniest thing I have ever read… You should have seen the smile on my face,” according to a screenshot of a tweet from December 2016.
The Tesla founder also got into Twitter fights with President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and even with actress Jodie Foster, who was one of the first figures who publicly supported his political efforts.
The most intense argument Musk has had on Twitter, however, came on March 11, 2016, when he criticized a petition asking for more jobs in the U.S. — a petition which received more than 19,000 signatures, according to an analysis by the website GetUp.org.
A few days prior to Musk sending his tweet, Musk had tweeted about the petition, saying it was “wrong to say things that I couldn