If you happen to see Azealia Banks circling the unemployment office, this would be why. Her recent position as the number-one source for exposing Elon Musk’s deeply cringey behavior has just been made redundant. Elon can personally take it from here.
Elon hasn’t had such a great couple of months. It was discovered recently that Elon donated to the Republican party. He’s been accused of union-busting. Tesla shares dropped after Elon called one of the Thai cave rescuers a pedo. It was recently discovered that he’s still calling that Thai cave rescuer a pedo. Yesterday, Elon Musk appeared on the 1169th episode of The Joe Rogan Experience with Joe Rogan, a two-and-a-half hour podcast episode that was streamed live on YouTube.
Elon could have used his time on The Joe Rogan Experience to build up some goodwill and reassure stockholders that he’s not slowly losing his mind. But…he didn’t do that. Instead, Joe and Elon talked about Tesla, watches, Mars – all subjects that are very relevant to his interests. Then Elon proved he’s definitely a super cool, chill dude by sipping whiskey and taking a puff from a blunt that Joe had rolled.
Around the 2:10:00 mark, Joe lights up and Elon asks if it’s a joint or a cigar. Joe asks if he’s ever smoked a blunt before, and Elon answers like he’s starring in a peer pressure drug PSA by saying: “Yeah, I think I tried one once.” Joe then comments that he probably can’t smoke because of stockholders, to which Elon responds by taking a puff. If any stockholders are concerned, don’t worry – I’m pretty sure none of the chronic made it to his lungs.
Elon’s attempt at looking cool might have won some people over, but not the people that count in business. According to NBC News, Tesla stock dropped 9% today. Two high-profile executives, Human Resources head Gabrielle Toledano and Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton, also announced today that they’re leaving the company. Dave joined the Tesla team just last month. He released a statement saying that the “level of public attention” placed on the company was more than what he’d expected.
Tesla’s stock dropped sharply around 10am, but it began to rise again. NBC News says that Tesla could, and probably will, bounce back – even if temporarily.
According to Azealia Banks, Elon wanted to set his Tesla stock price at $420 a share because he’s so into weed. Yet he’s beyond awkward when it comes to actually smoking it. Not to mention his obsession with underground tunnels and Mars. You know, it’s really too bad they’re not his target market, because Elon would be a hit in the just-discovered-weed teen stoner market.