After tweeting that the infamous Pyramids of Giza were built by aliens, Elon Musk has received an unexpected invitation from Egyptian officials...
When is Elon Musk not stirring up the controversy?The South African entrepreneur is constantly in and out of the headlines but, this week, he managed to offend an entire country with some rather controversial claims.
Now, as most of you will know, Elon Musk is currently one of the wealthiest men in the world.Being the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineering Designer of SpaceX and Tesla, he has an awful lot going for him.
Elon is certainly a man who knows what he's doing.There's no denying that he is a seriously intelligent man and, even if we don't agree with everything that he says or does, it is undeniable to see that he is paving the path in the world of technology.
But, putting his genius to one side...It is quite evident that Elon is a pretty unusual character and, as a result, has made for some great online entertainment in the past.
Remember this iconic event?When unveiling Tesla's latest Cyber truck design in November last year, Elon got, for lack of a better word, a bit cocky.
We all remember this awful moment.He claimed that the new Tesla Cyber Truck was unbreakable, and he was so confident in the shatterproof design that he asked Tesla design chief, Franz von Holshausen, to throw a rock at the Cybertrucks window.
Maybe he threw it a little hard...
Instantly, Elon was mocked...
But he seemed to immediately bounce back from the Cybertruck disaster...Meaning that it will certainly take a lot to drag this man down.
And, more recently, his personal life caused a stir.Elon and his partner, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, recently welcomed their first child... And, of course, they caused a whole lot of controversy in doing so.
On Star Wars Day, May 4th, Elon became a dad.
And he shared this adorable photo onto Twitter.
@flcnhvy @TeslaGong @PPathole @priscillabanana https://t.co/lm30U60OtO— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588660456.0
The little bundle of joy appeared to be in great health...
But, when asked what the baby's name is, Musk casually replied with, "X Æ A-12 Musk." And it wasn't a joke.
@priscillabanana X Æ A-12 Musk— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1588648459.0
Obviously, people were in complete disbelief at the name choice.
But did we really expect anything less from the unconventional CEO?
In 16 years Elon Musk's baby will beat him to death with a sock full of apartheid emeralds and change his name to Ryan— j̴̢͘҉i̸̢͞z̛̛̀҉͞z̡͞w̶̵̢͜͞i̡͘t̸͝͝c̸͝h̀͏ (@j̴̢͘҉i̸̢͞z̛̛̀҉͞z̡͞w̶̵̢͜͞i̡͘t̸͝͝c̸͝h̀͏)1588735494.0
Anyway, this week, Elon has ruffled feathers on Twitter once more...And this time, he had his horizons set upon the infamous pyramids of Giza.
Now, Egypt's pyramids have been a historical phenomenon for centuries...With many speculating just how these colossal structures were erected so long ago... 2550 to 2490 B.C., to be precise.
Well, Elon has the answer.
Apparently. On Friday, he randomly tweeted his support of the old "aliens built the Pyramids" conspiracy theory, and he received a whole lot of backlash as a result.
Aliens built the pyramids obv— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1596168872.0
People weren't impressed with his claims.Surely, by supporting the alien theory, he is completely disregarding the labor and the efforts of the men who actually did spend years building these historic monuments?
Others even went as far as to tell Elon that he "clearly doesn't know what he's talking about."
Has the entrepreneur taken it too far this time?
@Korriblade @elonmusk You clearly don’t know what your talking about , pyramids where relatively easy to build , si… https://t.co/CdgCLev5xV— walx (@walx)1596406234.0
Well, since his bizarre Tweet, Egyptian officials have now responded...And they have personally invited Elon to visit their country in an attempt to educate himself on their history.
His futile tweet prompted Egypt's minister of international cooperation, Rania al-Mashat, to extend the shock invitation.
"I follow your work with a lot of admiration," Al-Mashat tweeted on Saturday. "I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids were built and also to check out the tombs of the pyramid builders."
I follow your work with a lot of admiration. I invite you & Space X to explore the writings about how the pyramids… https://t.co/I4DPLIXPyP— Rania A. Al Mashat (@Rania A. Al Mashat)1596265726.0