When it comes to social media, Elon Musk’s tongue-in-cheek comments are not new. From his punny takes on criticism to cracking jokes about his company going ‘bankrupt’ after reports started doing rounds — Musk has a great sense of humour, and Tweeple know it. But, Musk got a taste of his own medicine after a popular satire website wrote a piece about the failure on one of Musk’s most ambitious project– sending Tesla to Space. Remember the time when he sent a Roadster in the outer space with Space Odyssey playing on stereo that left Tweeple in a tizzy? Well, the website claimed it “has fallen back down to earth and crushed Malala Yousafzai”!
Yes, you read it right. “Elon’s personal Tesla Roadster landing in a ball of flames on top of Nobel Peace Prize winner and tireless champion for girls’ rights Malala Yousafzai is not helping to rehab the embattled Silicon Valley billionaire one iota,” the funny report said.
Sharing the news on his Twitter account, with much candour and fun, Musk wrote, “Hell of a week”. And taking a potshot at the Tesla CEO, Flat Earth Society commented, “We did try to warn you.”
We did try to warn you.
— Flat Earth Society (@FlatEarthOrg) May 31, 2018
But it was not this Twitter exchange that won hearts online, within a few hours, the satirical news even reached the young Nobel Laureate and she responded to it saying hi to Musk from the other side! “Hello from the other side @elonmusk,” the 20-year-old commented.
Hi @Malala! 💕👻😅
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2018
Soon, as Tweeple started lauding Yousafzai for being a sport, and Musk replied to her with a ghost emoji! The adorable exchange on the micro-blogging site left Tweeple in a frenzy and they couldn’t be happier. Here’s how they reacted:
I can’t stop laughing, it’s 11pm, my husband and kids think I’ve finally lost it.
— #BringThemHere (@SarahRubyWrites) May 31, 2018
— Shannon Molloy (@sleemol) May 31, 2018
Well, coming back from the dead is all the rage today 😂
— Michelle Louring (@MLouring) May 31, 2018
Somewhere Clickhole employees are shrieking with joy and hugging each other while sobbing.
— Rex (@SMDamnH) May 31, 2018
Now that you are haunting Elon, Malala, can you please bug him about speeding up that tunnel from LAX to downtown? Maybe some poltergeist activity around his backyard boring machine?
Everyone in Los Angeles
— Brandon Finnigan (@B_M_Finnigan) May 31, 2018
— Vanessa H 💋 (@adele_hasmywig) May 31, 2018
Well played 🧡
— XIVthWonder✨ (@XivthWonder) May 31, 2018
Best part of this for me is the emojis lol.
— Vladimir (@GokuAurelius) May 31, 2018
Didn’t know heaven has Internet connection.
— Sumit (@RansomSumit) May 31, 2018
Love your sense of humour, both of you!
— Val (@LolaLives) May 31, 2018
This is the funniest thing I have seen online for a while….. hahahhahahhaha
Thank for the laugh you both!!! 😂
— cdc561 (@561cdc) May 31, 2018
Hahaha you guys! 🚀🍺
— Grady Laksmono (@glaksmono) May 31, 2018
This is epic!!! ‘Ever’😄
— Aalok (@alok_sh) May 31, 2018
dude, run. she’s haunting you now, HAHAHA
— 🌟 Mike (@DrChaoss) May 31, 2018
What do you think about their conversation? Tell us in comments below.