Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, was reportedly booed off the stage during a recent appearance on the Dave Chappelle Show.
According to members of the audience, Musk was invited to the show to participate in a comedic skit alongside Chappelle. However, things took a turn for the worse when the audience began to boo and jeer at Musk, causing him to leave the stage prematurely. It has been reported that the audience booed Musk for almost ten minutes when he was announced to the stage.
It is unclear what exactly sparked the negative reaction from the audience. Some have speculated that it may have been related to Musk’s controversial statements and actions in recent years, including his tweets about taking Tesla private and his claims about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some have also put it down to the dramatic events that have taken place with Twitter since he took over the social media platform. Since the deal to buy Twitter went through, Musk has cut the workforce in half which has led to a lawsuit being filed agains the company, he has caused chaos with users when he brought in the $8 per month subscription for the verified blue tick, and has put an end to working from home for staff.
Despite the backlash, Musk has remained unapologetic and has continued to court controversy with his public statements and actions. In the wake of the incident on the Dave Chappelle Show, many have called for Musk to reconsider his behaviour and to consider the potential consequences of his words and actions.
Regardless of the reasons for the audience’s negative reaction, the incident serves as a reminder of the power of public opinion. It remains to be seen how this will impact Musk and his various ventures in the future.