Elon Musk got into a Twitter fight with a satirical video game website after he used an uncredited image from one of its articles

Elon Musk got into a heated back-and-forth with a satirical website after posting a picture from one of the site’s articles.

In a now-deleted tweet, Musk posted an image from an article published by satirical video game news website Hard Drive, without accreditation.

Hard Drive replied in a tweet: “hey i’ll give u a horse if u stop cropping our name off our articles.”

Insider previously reported that Musk’s company, SpaceX, paid an air stewardess $250,000 in 2018 after she brought a sexual misconduct complaint about Musk, in which she said that he exposed himself to her and offered her a horse in exchange for a sexual favour in 2016.

Musk responded to Hard Drive: “Well, if you make something that looks like a meme & someone (not me) crops off your name, so it goes.”

He added the image was only a “6/10 meme.”

Hard Drive countered with another article titled: “Elon Musk admits he wants to travel to Mars because no one hates him there yet.”

“Less funny than SNL on a bad day,” Musk retorted.

Musk also asserted the site’s humor wasn’t funny because it was “woke.” Musk has complained in the past about what he calls the “woke mind virus.” It’s not clear what part of Hard Drive’s humor he found to be woke, or why.

Hard Drive rounded off its interaction with Musk by publishing a highly sardonic article titled: “Hard Drive Apologizes to Elon Musk for Dunking on Him Too Hard.”

Musk did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment made outside of normal working hours.

Hard Drive isn’t the only satirical news site to draw Musk’s ire. In March 2021 he also expressed his distaste towards satirical news site The Onion after it joked that Musk who is from South Africa was wealthy because of apartheid.

“Shame on you, Onion,” Musk tweeted.



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