In a bizarre turn of events, Elon Musk has made headlines once again, this time for responding to a parody tweet that referred to Mark Zuckerberg as a lizard. The tweet originated from the parody account @ElonMuskAOC, known for its strange posts imitating the billionaire entrepreneur.
This particular post gained significant attention as it mocked the rival social media app, Threads, and its co-founder, Zuckerberg. The tweet, posted on July 7, playfully referenced Musk's previous tweet about cage-fighting Zuckerberg and took a jab at Meta's co-founder by stating, "I spent $44 billion for this app and now Lizard boy just decided to hit copy and paste." The post quickly went viral, accumulating over 35.5 million views and 645,000 likes within a short span of time.
Musk's Hilarious Response Ignites Twitter Frenzy
Notably, Musk's response to the parody account sparked further interest. In the comments section, the CEO humorously remarked, "So many people think this account is me," accompanied by a side eye emoji.
This interaction prompted other prominent Twitter users, such as YouTuber MrBeast, to join the conversation, with some even questioning Musk's acceptance of the "lizard boy" reference. Maintaining the playful banter, Musk jokingly replied, "Maybe it's just a case of using too much moisturizer," in response to a comment alluding to Zuckerberg's reptilian resemblance.
The parody account also played along, adding, "Most likely the case, seems like that type." Additionally, they shared an image of Twitter's blue bird devouring the Threads logo, cleverly modified to resemble a worm, further emphasizing the ongoing joke.
Despite the parody account having a relatively modest following of 385,000, the image received an astonishing 1,002,000 likes within 24 hours of being uploaded. This lighthearted exchange has undoubtedly entertained Twitter users, but it remains to be seen how Zuckerberg, the target of these jests, will react.
Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg has been focusing on his own endeavors, including the launch of Threads, a new app designed to rival Musk's Twitter. Threads offers similar features to its competitor, allowing users to share posts, engage with others through likes and replies, and communicate privately via direct messages.
As part of the Meta ecosystem, Threads maintains compatibility with Instagram, enabling users to retain their usernames and follow the same accounts. With over five million sign-ups within four hours of its launch, Threads has garnered considerable attention.
Zuckerberg has expressed his ambition for the app to facilitate large-scale public conversations, aiming to surpass Twitter's reach. However, Musk has previously criticized Instagram, another app owned by Zuckerberg, suggesting that the openness of Twitter outweighs the superficial happiness of Instagram.
As the rivalry between these tech giants continues to unfold, the success of Threads and the potential physical showdown between Musk and Zuckerberg in a cage match remain to be seen. With Musk's continued interest in asserting his dominance, the competition between them may intensify in the future.
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