Elon Musk became the center of a disaster at the recent Tesla demonstration. The highly anticipated unveiling of the latest Tesla automobile suddenly was transformed into something like a scene straight out of season 2 of The Simpsons.
And this particular mishap has resulted in Musk experiencing a huge $768 million drop in his net worth.
Keep scrolling to find out what exactly caused this huge decrease, and see the hilarious memes that have come out of it...
Elon Musk had a bit of an accident last week.
via: Getty ImagesWhen unveiling Tesla's latest Cyber truck design, Musk got, for lack of a better word, a bit cocky.
Musk claimed that the automobile was unbreakable.
via: Getty ImagesSo confident in the shatterproof design he asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to throw a ball at the Cybertrucks window.
Maybe he threw it a little hard...
"It worked in rehearsals..."
Franz throws steel ball at Cybertruck window right before launch. Guess we have some improvements to make before pr… https://t.co/CKb9LTjydR— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1574482077.0
Inevitably the incident has led to people mocking Tesla.
@tailosivetech @elonmusk Put Tesla glass on the next iPhone— Amber 💕🧡 (@Amber 💕🧡)1574482508.0
The general design of the Tesla Cybertruck has raised eyebrows.
People are mocking Elon directly.
Not that Musk seems to care.
Musk doesn't need to concern himself with money.During his cameo in The Simpsons Musk made this very clear. Which is funny when you consider how much the Tesla disaster parallels one of the very early Simpsons episodes.
Season 2, Episode 28.
via: Simpsons FandomIn the classic episode, "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" Homer connects with his long lost brother Herb. Herb happens to be a multi-millionaire from Detroit with his own car company. Now Musk is worth billions and isn't from Detroit but the similarities are still there...
Whilst visiting Herb in Detroit...Homer is propositioned by his big brother to design a car.
Herb instructs his team of engineers to listen to Homer's ideas.Naive Herb has no idea how big of a mistake this is...
The unveiling of Homer's dream car puts an end to Herb's career.With all the money that was spent on the design, and the sheer disaster of the final design assuring that no-one would purchase it, Herb ends the episode bankrupt.
The Simpsons do always seem to have a knack at predicting what's going to happen.
The power of the meme.Since everyone started mocking Elon Musks' presentation through the art of Cybertruck related memes, Tesla's shares have dropped 6 percent.
The people have spoken.
"It's all good man."For anyone worried Elon Musk will end up a hobo like Homer Simpson's ill-fated brother Herb, don't be. Musk has a $23.6 billion fortune that no amount of memes could make a dent in.
You can't succeed without failing...
@Thebault_Arthur @elonmusk This. People don't realize failure is an important step to success. And Elon has always… https://t.co/yK7lST1Vqy— Brody Moore (@Brody Moore)1574482221.0
Musk knows what he's doing.Elon Musk is a seriously smart guy, heck he reckons he'll be able to have us all living on Mars one day. Even if we don't like the current Cyber truck design I bet they're the start of a new era in automobile design.
I mean, he's got an answer to everything...
@carkuwu Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk)1574486177.0