During a performance by Dave Chappelle on December 11, Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter and the richest man in the world, was ruthlessly jeered. After Chappelle finished performing at a special Punchlin Comedy Club event in San Francisco, the CEO of Tesla joined him on stage.
Musk controversially fired hundreds of Twitter employees after buying the company for $44 billion in October. When they saw him on stage, the bulk of the Chase Center crowd didn’t seem overly impressed.
A number of users on Twitter shared a video of Chappelle introducing Musk to boisterous boos and mixed applause.
Elon Musk was then met with a burst of loud booing and chants as he stood by after Chappelle instructed the audience to “Make some noise for the richest man in the world.” Elon Musk was wearing a Twitter shirt and had what appeared to be a Twitter work badge dangling from his front pocket.
Were you expecting this in any way? Sometimes, I think that we are experiencing a simulation. “Like, how can this be real?” asked Musk. tо Chappelle When Musk acquired control of Twitter last month, he fired up to half of the company’s 7,500 employees.
The comedian said, “It sounds like some of the people you firеd are in the audience.”
Chappelle then addressed the children. “Wait, you people who are booing, wait!” I’m simply bringing up how bad their seats are,” he joked. When Musk was mentioned, he proclaimed, “This n**** is not even attempting to do business on Earth.”
Chappelle then made the joke that Musk had been invited on a trial basis so that he wouldn’t “lose this opportunity,” as “the first comedy club on Mars, that should bе mine.” “F*** Earth, I’m leaving anyway” is Chappelle’s entire business ethos.
— Steven Goffman (@SteveGoffman) December 12, 2022
The comedian turned to face the audience after that. Do you hear that noise, Elon? The man remarked, “That sounds like intending civil wrong.” “ I’m interested to see what story you spoil next, Motherf*****. You used your boos to slam the door.
There is something better you can do. The best action is to refrain from booing. I send my greetings to everyone in this audience.
Someone responded to the crowd’s reaction by tweeting on social media, not even surprised by this development. One person said they were waiting for Chapelle to declare his support for Trump.
Not even surprised by this development. Waiting for Chapelle to say he’s voting Trump.
— Bryy Cider Muller (@Bryy_Miller) December 12, 2022
Another person remarked, “He [Elon] will try to acquire the venue next.”
He’ll try and buy the venue next.
— Clodágh (@Clodagh14419271) December 12, 2022
I did not have Elon Musk getting booed onstage with Dave Chappelle on my bingo card, another user commented, while another noted, “Sееing Elon Musk at the end of the Chris Rock x Dave Chappelle concert was a VERY awkward way to еnd it.”
Not everyone in the world loves billionaire Elon Musk.
Both Dave Chappelle and Elon Musk have experienced their fair share of controversy, which is one thing they have in common.
Musk’s massive firings following the company’s purchase of Twitter were the subject of the joke. He resumed his public criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci lately with a message on Twitter.
The tweet was both satirical and mocking of pronouns, reading, “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci.”
It may not come as a surprise that Musk isn’t the most popular person in society given his penchant for purposefully stirring up controversy online and his numerous previous scandals.
In the past, Musk has demonstrated an interest in performing in front of an audience by hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live in the year 2021.
Many SNL employees had at the time publicly stated their disapproval of Musk appearing on the program in that role.
The billionaire had also made guest appearances on The Simpsons, South Park, and Rick and Morty, and provided voiceover work for The Big Bang Theory.