I saw this Onion story and loved it, but I love it even more knowing that it hurt Elon musk's feelings
Also I enjoy that he doesn't bother claiming he didn't personally profit from colonial systems in Africa.
@InternetEh yeah, somehow the shame is on the onion.
@amaral I don't think he understands how that saying is typically used
@InternetEh I guess he does not understand shame, actually.
@InternetEh speaking truth to power in a comical manner is why people are switching to read some shit ass inferior right wing christian rag that doesn't understand how to write a joke
@radicalrobit it's humor that works if your brain is in backwards and you only understand the world via grievance politics
@InternetEh lmfao what a weenie
@witchfynder_finder money can't buy confidence when you know someone is right
@InternetEh And you KNOW he knows it because he doesn't even try to deny it lmao
@witchfynder_finder he's just doing what he always does: try to use his online clout to direct people to a project he likes
@InternetEh Soon word comes down that he, somehow, has money tied up in Babylon Bee
@InternetEh trying to call the fact check police on the Onion
@datatitian I mean apparently snopes is just DNC talking points now, so who knows. If I didn't see Joe Biden fall, maybe Musk came by it honestly
@InternetEh snopes ruling: mixed. While it's true the Musks profited from forced labor in emerland mines during apartheid, there's no direct evidence the profits were caused by apartheid directly
@datatitian we have no proof those people didn't simply believe strongly in Musk's family and wanted their wealth to be taken by him
@InternetEh he really cannot resist taking the bait huh
@Dayglochainsaw it's worth remembering he is not very smart
@InternetEh i feel like i could probably trick elon musk into locking himself inside a janitors closet over a long weekend with relative ease
@InternetEh my “i did not benefit from apartheid emerald mines” tee shirt, etc etc
@mpjgregoire what's zero times a billion? No systemic exploitation of Africans, no Musks.
@InternetEh The joke from The Onion is about where his money came from, not his existence. But I concede that if he hadn't existed, he wouldn't have become quite so rich. ;)
@InternetEh stay mad my man
@InternetEh me, tired: wtf is a baby ion bee
@InternetEh trying to figure out why Musk would prefer the Babylon Bee, and I just can't quite put my finger on it
@Tel wow paging the epic department
@InternetEh i made the mistake of searching "elon musk onion" to see if it was true and it's just article after article of how clever his tweet was, ugh
@sammy his tweet saying people need to read the babylon bee?
@sammy that's just reheated trump shit. "Many people love the babylon bee. The onion no longer hot! Bye byeeee!"
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