Business and engineering maverick Elon Musk has left netizens bewildered following a tweet about the gentrification of Mordor, the fictional realm and home of the villain Sauron in Tolkien’s saga Lord of the Rings. The 48-year-old entrepreneur put up a poll on the social media platform asking users two to choose between a "yes" and "no" option.
Gentrify Mordor?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 14, 2019
Musk frequently entertains his huge army of followers, posting jokes and memes, and sending out teasers for his companies projects. He is also no stranger to posting enigmatic tweets, but this one has really baffled netizens…
Are you on that Joe Rogan weed?— Shady Arnaout (@arnaoutshady) November 14, 2019
Wtf— Justin Moskowitz (@mmjustin) November 14, 2019
Some users willingly backed the idea of gentrifying the mountainous realm thinking that Musk’s idea would be a success.
Do it👍🏻— Vincent (@vincent13031925) November 14, 2019
The opponents of gentrification, which can force low income residents out of a neighbourhood due to increased costs of living, were shocked to the roots of their souls by Musk’s proposition…
Mordor has been a home to orcs for thousands of years and the fact you would destroy those communities is horrifying. wow cancelled— Skoorb (@Skoorbals) November 14, 2019
Displacing the mordorians will just cause them to go somewhere else with the same results. Not fair to the mordorians or the rest of middle earth. Give them the tools to build a better Mordor. Give them opportunity if they squander it? what will be, will be— William Stevens (@William73643990) November 14, 2019
Many users found the tech visionary's idea interesting and came up with suggestions on how to improve Mordor.
Mordor needs 5g WiFi towers and a Starbucks— Niche Gamer (@nichegamer) November 14, 2019
Mordor should have a lot more plants, probably more than the shire, because of the abundance of fertile volcanic ash and the lack of herbivores.— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) November 14, 2019
Still others contended that the gentrification of Mordor would be impossible.
Well, as for the vote itself, at the moment 77 percent back the idea of gentrification of Mordor while 23 percent oppose it.