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Elon Musk Claps Back After Jimmy Fallon Asks Him To Stop Twitter Users From Joking About His Death

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Elon Musk, 51, responded to Jimmy Fallon‘s tweet addressing a joke hashtag that learn, “#RIPJimmyFallon” trending on Twitter on Nov. 15. “Elon, are you able to repair this?,” the 48-year-old discuss present host requested the brand new CEO of the social media app earlier than he wrote again with, “Repair what?” Elon went on so as to add a second tweet by which he appeared to lightheartedly query Jimmy’s verified identification.

“Wait a second, how do we all know you’re not an alien physique snatcher pretending to be Jimmy!? Say one thing solely the actual Jimmy would say…” the tweet learn. Jimmy didn’t seem to answer the second tweet, however the change introduced on a number of extra responses from numerous Twitter customers who appeared amused on the joke and the response it received from each Jimmy and Elon. Others have been confused on the general hoax.

Elon and Jimmy’s tweets come after customers began tweeting “RIPJimmyFallon” together with numerous pictures of various celebrities this week. It occurred within the midst of Elon’s steps to make a number of adjustments to Twitter since he purchased the corporate a couple of weeks in the past. A few of these adjustments included firing most of the platform’s full-time workers and introducing a brand new verification possibility for $7.99 a month. The billionaire not too long ago revealed he’s making an attempt to make the location as genuine as potential and can ban customers imitating others in the event that they don’t make it clear they’re a parody account of their title and bio.

On Sunday, it was additionally reported that Elon additional fired groups that battle misinformation, and a number of the contractors claimed they hadn’t been warned earlier than he made the lower. Round 4,400 of 5,500 contractors have been let go, in accordance Reporter Casey Newton from Platformer News. “Contractors aren’t being notified in any respect, they’re simply dropping entry to Slack and electronic mail,” Newton wrote on Twitter. “Managers figured it out when their staff simply disappeared from the system. They heard nothing from their leaders.”

Elon Musk, Jimmy Fallon
Elon responded to Jimmy’s tweet addressing a joke hashtag about his dying. (Joe Russo/MEGA)

Elon’s new head place at Twitter has not solely affected its workers, many celebrities additionally quit the app when he took over. Mannequin Gigi Hadid, singer Sara BareillesGrey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, and extra launched tweets about their resolution to go away earlier this month. Comic Kathy Griffin was also suspended from the platform after she impersonated Elon and went on her late mom’s account to clap again at him and name him an “asshole” for his actions.

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