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Elon Musk terrible fit for Twitter: Stephen King

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 November 2022, 16:06 IST
Stephen King slammed Elon Musk

Noted American author Stephen King took a potshot at Twitter CEO Elon Musk by saying that he is a ‘terrible fit for Twiter’.

In a series of tweets, King first praised Musk by calling him a "visionary man" who changed the way Americans thought about electric cars. "I think Elon Musk is a visionary. Almost singlehandedly, he's changed the way Americans think about automobiles. I have a Tesla and love it."

The author then slammed Musk by saying that the SpaceX chief is a terrible fit for Twitter. "That said, he's been a terrible fit for Twitter. He appears to be making it up as he goes along."

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The richest man in the world replied to King's tweet by writing, "Suggestions are welcome Mr. (crown emoji)."

He followed this up with a tweet that read, "The goal is a trusted digital town square, where a wide range of views are tolerated, provided people don't break the law or spam. For example, any incitement to violence will result in account suspension."

Though Musk asked for suggestions from King, the author didn't reply but instead shared a couple of follow-up tweets.

Stephen King did not respond to Musk's suggestion tweet. He, however, shared a couple of follow-up tweets.

He wrote, "Be aware that I never said Musk CREATED Tesla. He didn't. He just made it a success, against long odds. If you really want to understand how amazing that was, look at the DeLorian."

Musk's decisions as the Twitter owner have previously also been targeted by King, who earlier this week predicted that MyPillow would be the "only advertiser left" on the social media platform, according to Variety, a USA based entertainment news outlet.

When Elon Musk announced last month that Twitter would charge USD $20 for the blue checkmark, King reacted angrily, saying, "$20 a month to keep my blue check? F*** that, they should pay me. If that gets instituted, I'm gone like Enron."

However, Musk's decision to implement the blue tick fee did not go well with many. Even some advertiser pulled back their leg from the site.

Also, celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg and Gigi Hadid quit Twitter in the days following its acquisition.

First published: 27 November 2022, 16:06 IST