Back in April, Elon Musk had almost finalised a deal of buying Twitter for $44 billion USD. Taking to social media, the Tesla head announced that he wanted to make Twitter “better than ever” by enhancing the micro-blogging site with new features, making the algorithm an open source to increase trust, defeating the spambots, and authenticating all users.
The deal brought with it immense confusion as well. Many speculated that Parag Agrawal’s position as the new Twitter CEO was uncertain, along with that of other high-positioned employees considering their idea of “free speech” contradicted that of Elon Musk.
However, Elon Musk has now backed off from the deal. According to Indian Express, he announced on Friday that “he will not go ahead with the $44 billion deal of buying Twitter after the microblogging site refused to provide him with usable and concrete data on fake accounts or bots”. In its response, Twitter said that they would sue Musk if that takes for them to make the deal happen.
Ever since then, people online have been roasting Elon Musk left, right, and centre for cancelling his deal with Twitter. Here’s a look at some of the reactions:
There was a rich man named Musk
Who worked from dawn until dusk
He wanted to buy Twitter
But he pumped out a litter
Now his wallet’s an empty old husk
— Gregory Anderson (@g_e_anderson) July 9, 2022
Mr. Musk has much money and clout,
A fact that he’ll happily tout.
But though the top bidder
For purchasing Twitter,
For once in his life, he pulled out.https://t.co/mBB9HtBV4q
— Liberal Limericks (@Libericks) July 8, 2022
Elon Musk: “I’m terminating my deal to buy Twitter.”
— High Yield Harry (@HighyieldHarry) July 9, 2022
BREAKING: Elon Musk has announced he's pulling out of his Twitter deal in order to spend more time with his ego.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) July 8, 2022
You might think that Elon Musk backing out of a $44 bIllini Twitter deal is bad, but it’s nothing compared to when he backed out of his $6 billion promise to the UN to help solve world hunger.
— Read Wobblies and Zapatistas (@JoshuaPotash) July 8, 2022
Elon Musk really makes a great case for why we should tax the hell out of billionaires.
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) July 8, 2022
The people who believed Elon Musk was gonna buy Twitter are the same people still waiting on Trump’s healthcare plan.
— 𝐁𝐞𝐤𝐬 (@antifaoperative) July 8, 2022
So when Elon Musk pretended to buy Twitter and exclaimed “anything that comes out in the next few weeks is a political hit-job” — was all to cover up for having twins with his employee?
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 8, 2022
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Breaking: Elon Musk continues to fool no one except people who's entire personality is based on being fooled by Elon Musk.
— Jingalls (@Jinga11s) July 8, 2022
Elon Musk is no longer buying Twitter because he realized he can get it for free in the App Store
— greg (@greg16676935420) July 8, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Rather than get sued by Twitter, Elon Musk has decided to leave earth, colonize Mars, and start his new Social Media empire there. It's going to be called "Martyr".
— Derrick is PRO CHOICE♎ #BLM 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈 (@Spawn_03) July 9, 2022
I wonder what Elon Musk won’t buy next to get attention?🤔
— 💅Princess💅 (@ItsGottaBeNea) July 9, 2022
Elon Musk looking at his child support bills, realizing he can’t afford a social media site anymore
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) July 8, 2022
According to TOI, Twitter has hired a top New-York based law firm, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP and is preparing to sue Elon Musk. They will be filing a lawsuit against the Tesla CEO in Delaware next week.
On the other hand, Elon Musk’s team claimed that there have been “multiple breaches” of the purchase agreement.
“Twitter has not provided information that Mr Musk has requested for nearly two months notwithstanding his repeated, detailed clarifications intended to simplify Twitter’s identification, collection, and disclosure of the most relevant information sought in Mr Musk’s original requests,” his team said.
For more details on why Musk is backing out of the deal, click here.
What are your views on this entire fiasco?