Elon Musk promised to focus on “things useful for civilization” so that “banal articles” would not be written about him in the media.
The billionaire and CEO of Tesla often makes headlines for his non-profit antics, personal life and Twitter activity. Musk has recently made headlines for having twins, for having a topless vacation in Mykonos, Greece, and most recently for an alleged affair he allegedly had with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s wife, Nicole Shanahan.
He reacted passionately to the latest rumor in a series of tweets over the weekend, stating that the story was not true. On Monday evening, it seemed like enough was enough, as he announced his intention to stop drawing so much attention to himself.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes time for himself as people take pictures of him at the official opening of Tesla’s new car manufacturing plant in Germany in March 2022.
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“The attention to me has gone supernova, which really sucks,” Musk wrote on Twitter, the platform he is currently involved in the court case with. “Unfortunately, even trivial articles about me get a lot of clicks. »
Musk continued: “I will do my best to focus on what is good for civilization. »
Her new wish was supported by her followers with over 216,000 likes on the tweet. Musk was answered by the founder and CEO of the Binance cryptocurrency exchange, Changpeng Zhao. “I sympathize with you! He replied. “Ignore the noise, build spaceships!” »
“Do you want to do something useful for civilization? French journalist Pablo Piyo-Vivien responded to Musk before suggesting, “Stop everything and give all your money to the UN.
A number of other verified accounts, many of which are official cryptocurrency accounts, have also given support to Musk.
Musk has over 102 million followers and seems to be his favorite social media platform. Earlier this year, he was set to buy the company for $44 billion but recently backed out after the company’s board failed to provide data on the number of bots and fake accounts on the platform. The board is currently suing Musk in an attempt to force him to buy Twitter.
Musk took issue with a recent Wall Street Journal article that claimed he slept with Brin’s wife. He wrote online that they are friends and also added that “they haven’t even had sex in ages (sigh)”.
Elon Musk speaks to the media at the 2022 Met Gala in May 2022. The insert is a photo from his popular Twitter account.
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A Twitter user asked Musk why the number of “hit stories” in the media has increased lately, to which Musk responded on Monday: “Especially because the media is a click maximizing machine and the story about me generates a lot of clicks.
In a series of tweets, Musk directly criticized the Wall Street Journal for their recent news coverage of him. “WSJ threw so many hits on me and Tesla that I lost count! It frankly confuses them,” Musk said. He said that while they should have a “high level of journalism,” right now, “they’re good for the tabloids.”
Newsweek has reached out to Elon Musk for additional comment. Newsweek also reached out to Sergey Brin to comment on the alleged story involving Musk and his ex-wife Nicole Shanahan.