While reports circulated about the cause for and means by which social media influencer Andrew Tate had been arrested Thursday, billionaire Elon Musk took to trolling the troll with some advice on pizza.
Following a criminal investigation said to have begun in April, Tate, his brother Tristan and two of their associates were arrested in Romania on suspicions of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The court of public opinion jumped at the chance to convict the former kickboxer and self-proclaimed misogynist whose 24 hour in custody was extended to 30 days, but Musk took a different tact.
As previously reported, Tate’s arrest coincided with a public spat between him and climate activist Greta Thunberg where the two exchanged barbs over emissions leading to a video featuring the influencer smoking a cigar and ordering someone offscreen to bring him a pizza. Debunked rumors began swirling that the brand on the pizza box had tipped off authorities to Tate’s location leading Musk to opine, “Sometimes it’s just better to make pizza at home.”
Sometimes it’s just better to make pizza at home
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 31, 2022
The barb that had raked in nearly half a million likes was only one of a number of shots that the Twitter CEO had taken as the public dispute between Tate and Thunberg went on.
The day prior, Musk had commented on an article posted by the favored satirical site The Babylon Bee that mused “New Greta Thunberg Thermostat Scowls At You When You Turn The Heat Up.”
In reaction, the impressed entrepreneur wrote, “The sheer amount of brand awareness achieved by Greta within a few years is astounding. I think she’s cool [to be honest.]”
The sheer amount of brand awareness achieved by Greta within a few years is astounding. I think she’s cool tbh.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 30, 2022
While this remark sparked an aside where the comedic duo the Hodge Twins suggested Musk look into the activist’s background to see the “sad story” about how she is “paid and coached to push a narrative,” to which the billionaire asked if her authenticity had ever been tested with a “live back & forth discussion where canned speeches don’t work,”
Musk had also seemingly been reacting to Tate’s arrest when the influencer had posted “The Matrix sent their agents.” With a likeness of the 1999 film’s lead character Neo with the iconic green code streaming over it, the billionaire posted an image that read “What if I told you the only way to escape the Matrix is to unlearn everything that you have been taught and rebuild your entire belief system based on critical thought & analysis.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 30, 2022
Tate himself retweeted the post from Musk without comment so it remains unclear if the intent of the message came across as intended. However, it’s worth noting that the billionaire has questioned in the past whether or not we are in fact living in a simulation similar to the one portrayed in the classic SciFi film heavily inspired by the philosophies of Socrates’ “Allegory of the Cave” and René Descartes’ “Meditations on First Philosophy.”
Musk’s pizza gibe seemed to land the desired effect as social media users reacted with quips of their own.
Elon, the final boss troll.
— Josef Rakich (@ImJosefRakich) December 31, 2022
Elon giving Tate advice.
— David Gokhshtein (@davidgokhshtein) December 31, 2022
Who is going to tell that to Andrew Tate? pic.twitter.com/ag4kbkFpPe
— Karma 覚 (@iambhutia) December 31, 2022
Andrew Tate seeing this pic.twitter.com/mAJnG1y2Yd
— HARD FACTOR (@HardFactorNews) December 31, 2022
Republished with permission from American Wire News Service
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