On Twitter, Elon Musk has been making a lot of jokes, including one about US President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris, whom he refers to as Non-Player Characters (NPCs) who don’t have Tesla in their conversation tree. That was a jibe at the Biden administration for ignoring Tesla and refusing to acknowledge its contributions in bringing electric vehicles into the mainstream.
It appears that JP Morgan, the bank that filed a $162 million lawsuit against Tesla over stock options linked to Musk’s notorious “funding secured” tweet from 2018, is another high-profile target for his wit. While most people would be concerned by a $162 million lawsuit, Musk is taking it in stride and responding with humour.
According to The Wall Street Journal, JP Morgan stated in the lawsuit that it had no choice but to pursue legal action against Tesla.
“We have provided Tesla multiple opportunities to fulfill its contractual obligations, so it is unfortunate that they have forced this issue into litigation.”
Musk had the following response:
“If JPM doesn’t withdraw their lawsuit, I will give them a one star review on Yelp. This is my final warning!”
Yelp. This is my final warning!”
That’s what he told the WSJ. Elon Musk ironically tweeted that “serious allegations deserve serious responses.” He didn’t follow through on his “threat,” despite the fact that a spoof Yelp review from Elon Musk appeared on Twitter earlier today and it’s hilarious.
Musk didn’t have to submit a review himself because his army of followers did it for him. They flooded JP Morgan’s Yelp page with one-star reviews, dropping the bank’s rating from four stars to one star. As a result, posting evaluations is presently prohibited on Yelp.
Without Elon Musk, the world of business would be a lot less interesting. However, all kidding aside, his response to the lawsuit suggests there’s little hope for Tesla and JP Morgan to settle their differences.
For some time, Tesla and Musk have been distancing themselves from the bank. Public records show that since 2016, none of JP Morgan’s investment bankers has worked on a Tesla offer or transaction.