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    The company apparently responsible for the billboard also argued that the way Earth is being treated “sucks” too.

    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, who has stressed the importance of space colonisation and establishing a permanent presence on Mars, has apparently been trolled ahead of the annual Earth Day, which is observed globally on 22 April.

    According to the Independent, a large billboard emblazoned with the message “Mars sucks” has been installed right outside the SpaceX campus Hawthorne in California.

    The billboard was reportedly put up by a creative agency called Activista, which tweeted that the way humans treat Earth also “sucks.”

    ​This stunt has elicited a somewhat mixed reaction online; while some seemed amused by it, others have criticised the initiative and pointed to the importance of space exploration.

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