Twitter users wasted no time on Thursday mocking billionaire Elon Musk and making memes ridiculing the SpaceX owner, after a report revealed that he allegedly offered a flight attendant a horse after kissing the woman during offered sexual favors on a flight to London.
Insider reported the allegations Thursday, saying aerospace company SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle an allegation of sexual misconduct by a flight attendant on its private jet in 2016. The report comes as Musk, the head of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, makes a deal to buy social media platform Twitter.
Musk told Insider that “there’s a lot more to this story,” dismissing the allegations, calling it a “politically motivated hit.”
news week has reached out to Musk, SpaceX and Twitter for comment.
“Why did you have to drag me into this, Eloooooooooooon?” User Richard Keppler posted, accompanied by a photo of Musk and 1960s TV sitcom horse Mister Ed.
“When you’re the richest man in the world and your method of towing is whipping out your penis and offering a woman a horse.” another wrotewho offered full disclosure, the picture wasn’t her own, “but it’s so good lol.”
One meme speculated Musk would not have such a great day on Friday.
“Elon will have a burr in his saddle tomorrow,” they wrote.
Some used the hashtag #ElonHorse.
“If I’ve had any complicity in sexual harassment, this probably isn’t the first time in my entire 30-year career that it’s come to light,” Musk reportedly told Insider.
Others on Twitter defended Musk.
“I see the Democrats have started their lies to destroy Elon Musk for the crime of wanting free speech,” Twitter user thebradfordfile wrote.
“Are you doing this now?” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe tweeted. “Next will be allegations of racism.”
This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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