Elon Musk, the billionaire behind companies such as SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla, took to Twitter this weekend to piggyback off a joke involving Fortnite. Musk shared a headline from a fake news article while also adding his own commentary, and the responses from the Fortnite and gaming community are similarly hilarious.
In the tweet below, the fake headline claims that Musk bought Fortnite and then deleted it in order to "save these kids from eternal virginity." The fake article may come off as offensive at first, but is all in good fun as Musk is, in fact, a big supporter of gaming and has even implemented ways to play games in some Tesla models. At the bottom of the tweet Musk chimes in by saying "had to be done ur welcome."
Some replies to the tweet include one from pro Fortnite player Myth who's virginity has been the topic of many hilarious discussions since he became a big-name streamer. As some may have seen, the internet is full of memes and clips of Myth talking about losing his "V-Card." In reply to Musk, Myth tweeted that "I think it's important for me to state that I actually lost my virginity after playing Fortnite," to which Musk cleverly replied that, "online doesn't count."
Online doesn’t count— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 19, 2018
While this is all just good-natured internet ribbing, it is worth noting that Musk has taken to interacting a lot with competitive Fortnite players on Twitter recently in addition to adding gaming easter-eggs in some Tesla models. We are waiting to see how this Twitter joke goes further and what other funny things will come from it. While Musk may not have the best reputation at the moment after he was removed from his position as Tesla Chairman, the billionaire still knows how to have some fun on social media.
Fortnite is out now in early access for iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.