Elon Musk booed on stage on Sunday night in San Francisco, after being called onstage by comedian Dave Chappelle, Elon Musk, the billionaire who desires nothing more than to be liked by throngs of admirers, was resoundingly booed by the audience. Even if you don’t particularly like Musk, the video is pretty harsh.
The audience burst into a combination of applause and boos, but it was evident that the boos had the upper hand, according to footage posted on Twitter by @NoLieWithBTC.
Wow. Elon Musk was viciously booed by a stadium crowd at a Dave Chappelle show. (h/t @SteveGoffman) pic.twitter.com/l2ASkc0eDH
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) December 12, 2022
Dave Chappelle joked around as Elon Musk booed by the audience
Inviting the owner of Twitter to join him on stage at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sunday night, comedian Dave Chappelle yelled, “Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world.”
Musk initially gave off the impression that he was prepared to accept the 18,000 people present’s jubilant welcome. He twirled around and raised his arms in the air but the reaction of the crowd was unexpected. They started to boo Elon.
Chappelle’s unexpectedly conciliatory reply to Musk, “Controversy, buddy,” reverberated around the auditorium. “Weren’t expecting this, were you?”
Later that Chapelle said sarcastically: “It sounds like some of the people you fired are in the audience,”
Musk, who is usually unstoppable, appeared stunned by the jeers. He didn’t say anything and instead asked out for help, “Dave, what shall I say?”
“Don’t say nothing,” Chappelle replied. “You hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest.”
Why was Elon Musk booed by the audience?
Three audience members who were present when tech billionaire Elon Musk was booed off the stage at comedian Dave Chappelle’s show claim Musk’s account of the incident is untrue and give their reasons for doing so.
At the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sunday night, where Chris Rock was also performing, Musk, the CEO of Twitter and Tesla, joined Chappelle on stage.
Two spectators claimed Elon Musk booed as a result of Twitter’s widespread layoffs and firings. A third person claimed that he booed Musk due to his political agenda, as Musk had urged supporters to support Republicans ahead of the midterm elections. The three people agreed to speak to NBC News under the condition that only their first names be used in order to preserve their anonymity and head off anger from Musk’s supporters.
Videos of the event, which were viewed millions of times on social media on Monday, feature both applause and jeers. Later, Musk blamed the conflicting reactions on his new adoption of conservative beliefs on Twitter.
Hailey, another audience member, claimed that she booed in part as a result of the large resignations caused by the mass firings at Twitter and Musk’s new corporate rules that “overwork and underpay workers.”
On Nov. 16, Musk issued an email to the entire business threatening to fire anyone who didn’t agree to “work long hours at high intensity.” Even though the facility is classified as business, not residential, space, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection started an investigation into Twitter’s operations after images taken inside the structure looked to show beds being put up.
Aside from the funniness of the video and Dave Chappelle, can this reaction of the audience really be an indicator of the public’s reaction to Elon Musk’s recent decisions? As you know, after Musk’s decision, Twitter Blue will be sold to Apple users more expensive and Twitter employees will work for longer hours. Elon, who does not fall off the agenda with his sharp attitude on social media, seems to be helpless this time.