'Get Over Yourself': Elon Musk Mocked Over Cryptic 'If I Die Under Mysterious Circumstances' Tweet
07:06 GMT 09.05.2022 (Updated: 20:56 GMT 19.10.2022)
Earlier, the head of the Russian Roscosmos state corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, warned SpaceX CEO Elon Musk that he would eventually be held accountable for allegedly supplying Starlink internet terminals, via the Pentagon, to the Ukrainian military, including the fighters of the neo-Nazi battalion Azov.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently bought Twitter for $44 Billion, has created a buzz on the microblogging platform after posting about his own possible death under "mysterious circumstances".
If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
Musk first posted information from a Sunday statement made by Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, on Telegram.
.@Rogozin sent this to Russian media pic.twitter.com/eMI08NnSby— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2022
Rogozin said that according to Russian intelligence obtained from a captured commander of the 36th Ukrainian Marine Brigade, the US Pentagon delivered the Starlink terminals directly to Ukraine's Armed Forces. It was later distributed to the troops in Mariupol, including the fighters of the neo-Nazi battalion Azov.
"Elon Musk is thus involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications. For that, Elon, you will be held accountable, no matter how hard you play fool," Rogozin wrote in his Telegram channel.
Back in March, Elon Musk had stated that he had delivered a number of internet terminals from his Starlink constellation of more than 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit to Ukraine following the start of the Russian special military operation to demilitarize and de-Nazify the country.
Musk also revealed at the time that several unnamed governments (not Kiev) had pressured him to block access to Russian news sources for the Starlink terminals in Ukraine. The Tesla CEO claimed he had refused to do so unless at "gunpoint", citing his stance as a "free speech absolutist".
The billionaire tech guru’s tweet appearing to allude to a death threat against him triggered an angry emoji from his mother, Maye Musk, causing her son to reply that he would do his best “to stay alive.”
That’s not funny😠😠 https://t.co/KgLAzY3F8s— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) May 9, 2022
SpaceX, the aerospace company founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, has already delivered more than 2,000 Starlink spacecraft to low Earth orbit, and has been granted permission to launch 12,000 more by 2026. They form a constellation designed to provide low-cost broadband internet service from low Earth orbit.
Elon Musk’s tweet about his own “death under mysterious circumstances” was met with a mixed varied response by internet users.
While some expressed solidarity with the entrepreneur and investor, others wondered if he was, perhaps, intoxicated. Still others suggested it was time for the wealthiest man on the planet, according to Forbes, to “stop with the drama”.
get over yourself— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) May 9, 2022
Wait... What do you know about Hillary Clinton??— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 9, 2022
You’re fare less impactful than you think you are. ✌️— Mitch Comardo (@MitchComardo) May 9, 2022
Some Twitter users wondered if it was the huge taxes that were bothering him.
Dude. Paying your fair share of taxes isn’t the end of the world.— Sema (@_SemaHernandez_) May 9, 2022
I can't tell if you're trolling us or genuinely in danger.— EricOfRivia (@EricOfRivia) May 9, 2022