August 18, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Elon Musk denied having an affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s now-estranged spouse Nicole Shanahan final yr
  • Quite a lot of Twitter customers mocked Musk over the affair allegations 
  • A number of the Tesla CEO’s followers urged him to take authorized motion

A Wall Avenue Journal report claiming that Elon Musk allegedly had an extramarital affair with Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s now-estranged spouse has spawned combined reactions and memes on social media.

The report claimed that the Tesla CEO and Nicole Shanahan’s alleged fling in early December final yr led Brin to file for divorce in January and ended a long-standing friendship between Brin and Musk. Unnamed folks with information of the incident advised the WSJ that Musk allegedly apologized to Brin earlier this yr, however the latter nonetheless is not chatting with him frequently.

Nevertheless, Musk denied having an affair with Shanahan, referring to the WSJ report as “whole bs” in a tweet. The SpaceX founder additionally claimed that he’s nonetheless pals with Brin and that they had been “at a celebration collectively final evening.”

Social media customers have since shared their ideas and posted memes in regards to the affair allegations, which got here after information broke that the billionaire fathered twins with Neuralink govt Shivon Zilis in November 2021. 

“Why ought to Musk be criticized for an affair with one among his good friend’s wives? He mentioned he has been making an attempt to have as many infants as potential to treatment the declining beginning charge within the Western world,” one individual wrote on Twitter, referring to Musk’s latest tweet that he was “doing [his] greatest to assist the underpopulation disaster” after it was reported that he has fathered 10 residing kids in whole with three completely different ladies.

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One other person tweeted a collage of pictures of Musk laughing, with the caption: “The very last thing you see earlier than Elon impregnates your spouse since you’re not repopulating the earth quick sufficient.”

“Within the distant future, 75% of all western peoples will hint their paternal lineage to Elon Musk,” one other wrote.

Entrepreneur David Gokhshtein joked: “Elon, I’m hiding my grandma from you.”

One Twitter person poked enjoyable at Musk’s claim that he hasn’t “even had intercourse in ages (sigh).”

A few of Musk’s followers slammed the WSJ report and urged the billionaire to take authorized motion towards the publication, whereas others mentioned they imagine the report would quickly be forgotten.

“Elon, you need to sue WSJ for libel within the U.Ok. courtroom as a result of it’s distributed there and the legal guidelines are far more cheap to show fault. Don’t allow them to get away with it. Isn’t this what your new group is meant to do?” one individual wrote.  

“I don’t assume he ought to sue. This can be forgotten tomorrow. He’s too busy and has too many lawsuits happening, and his pals gained’t wish to be deposed and have their gossip on the market. It is going to be onerous to show harm to status (for damages) as a result of he’s the richest on this planet,” one other pointed out.  

Following the discharge of the report, Musk claimed on Twitter that the Wall Avenue Journal has allegedly printed “so many bs hit items on me and Tesla I’ve misplaced depend!”

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He made the claims whereas responding to a tweet from YouTube character and self-proclaimed Tesla investor Dave Lee, who called the WSJ report “the craziest hit piece ever” and described it as “shameless.”  

“It’s embarrassing for them, frankly,” Musk added of the publication. “They as soon as wrote an article saying [the] FBI was about to arrest me, so I referred to as [the] FBI to ask what’s up and so they mentioned [the] WSJ article was whole bs. Simply extra shortseller fud.”

Elon Musk initially sought to purchase Twitter for $44 billion however then tried to again away from the deal — and now the case can be determined in a Delaware courtroom Picture: AFP / Olivier DOULIERY

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