Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted an anti-vaccine cartoon to mock Bill Gates and Microsoft’s Zune player.
The photo, which comes from a Republican artist named Ben Garrison, was reworked by Elon Musk, and used to mock Bill Gates and Microsoft’s Zune player.
In the edited version of Elon Musk, the “Mandatory Vaccine Rollout” section replaces “Blame President Trump!” (Blame President Trump) in the original version. Meanwhile, the last step changed to “Zune Relaunch” (Zune player re-release). The photo is also partially cut off containing the author’s name.
“Soon you’ll be strangely craving Zune …”, Musk wrote. After that, the Tesla CEO continued to tweet with the words “This will really happen”.
However, after only 2 hours, Mush deleted the post as soon as the post reached 5,000 shares.
It’s unclear why Musk deleted the post. According to Business Insider, it’s possible that Tesla CEO intends to arouse fears about the COVID-19 vaccine by sharing anti-vaccine photos.
This is not the first time the two richest powers in the world have an “opinion” on the opponent. In February 2020, in an interview with YouTuber Marques Brownlee, Bill Gates said he was not a fan of Tesla. According to him, while Tesla helped drive innovation and adoption of electric vehicles, he recently bought a Posche Taycan.
In September, Elon Musk said Gates “had no knowledge” of electric cars when a Twitter user asked him what he thought of Bill Gates’ question. Earlier, the Microsoft billionaire wrote a blog post about electric cars and asked if it would be practical to build an all-electric 18-wheeled vehicle.
Tesla CEO even called the Microsoft co-founder a “fool” to criticize efforts to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the rare occasion Bill Gates commended Elon Musk for acknowledging Tesla’s contribution to climate change, even though he had previously mocked Musk’s focus on space.
“Underestimating Elon is not a good idea,” Gates said.
As for Garrison, according to Business Insider, he said the cartoon was posted without his consent.
“Even if it’s Musk’s post, I disagree with arbitrarily making my work and posting pictures with destructive intent. most in the world, so things like this happen a lot, “he said in an email to Business Insider.
Microsoft’s Zune MP3 player was seen as a rival to the Apple iPod launched in 2006. However, in 2011, the company stopped making the player.
Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, billionaire Bill Gates has long been a strong advocate of vaccines, including the COVID-19 preventive vaccine.
Anti-vaccines have speculated about the billionaire’s conspiracy theories. They assume that Bill Gates is trying to implant microchips into others through the COVID-19 vaccination. However, Gates rejected these theories without evidence.