Is Elon Musk losing his appeal? Cockburn concedes that being the richest man in the world must be pretty sweet. But, what if you were phenomenally unpopular at the same time? That’s Elon Musk.
The Dave Chappelle show last night in San Francisco proved that. The comedian invited Twitter boss Musk to join him on stage. “Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world,” Chappelle said near the end of his set at the Chase Center. And the crowd did — most of them opting to loudly boo the billionaire.
The booing only intensified as Musk wandered around onstage, pacing and waving, looking visibly embarrassed. The video, which was initially posted to Twitter, has since mysteriously been deleted. Ahem.
Apparently all the videos of Elon Musk getting booed at Dave Chappelle's show got deleted from Twitter for some mysterious reason.
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) December 12, 2022
Chappelle tried to rescue the moment, saying ,“It sounds like some of the people you fired are in the audience.” Seeing as the show was held in the same city as Twitter HQ, he may be right. He added that “all these people who are booing, and I’m just pointing out the obvious, you have terrible seats.”
The more Chappelle tried to salvage it, the worse the reaction got. The comedian attempted to move the conversation on to Mars. “What kind of pussy they got up there? That’s what we’ll be doing.”
“Thanks for having me up on stage,” Musk said.
“The first comedy club on Mars….” Chappelle said, as Musk stood by awkwardly just saying “yeah.”
And the more the billionaire tried to speak, the more he was met with animosity from the audience. In the end he said, clearly embarrassed, “Dave, what should I say?”
The set ends with Musk being prompted to say “I’m rich, bitch,” into the mic. That’ll do it.
Dave Chappelle has built his reputation on not shying away from controversy. What could be more provocative than bringing Musk, who has right-wing leanings, scant disregard for labor rights and avers pronouns, on stage in arguably the most progressive city in the country?