Shocked and awed! Elon Musk to gift Twitter to YouTuber MrBeast if he dies!

YouTuber MrBeast asked Elon Musk if he can have Twitter if the Tesla chief dies under ‘mysterious circumstances’, to which the Tesla CEO reacted with a tweet of his own.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:11 IST
Elon Musk
In a funny exchange, Elon Musk promises Twitter to YouTuber MrBeast in case he dies under mysterious circumstances. (REUTERS)
Elon Musk
In a funny exchange, Elon Musk promises Twitter to YouTuber MrBeast in case he dies under mysterious circumstances. (REUTERS)

In a hilarious exchange, Elon Musk promised to give Twitter to famous YouTuber MrBeast, if he dies under mysterious circumstances. The joking conversation has now gone viral on Twitter with over 1.8 million likes and more than 177,000 retweets. Elon Musk is famous for making quirky and funny tweets on the micro-blogging platform which he is also soon going to take over soon. This particular incident started after Musk shared a picture on Sunday and claimed that it was sent to him by former Russian prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. The image accused the Tesla CEO of conspiring with Nazis. Read on to know what happened after that.

Elon Musk jokingly promises to handover Twitter to MrBeast

Shortly after that post, Musk tweeted, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it's been nice knowin ya”. While the post was likely meant as a joke, many people, including his mother Maye Musk became concerned. She replied to the tweet saying, “That's not funny”. While many did not see the funny side to the tweet, famous YouTuber MrBeast saw the humor in it.

MrBeast replied to the tweet, “If that happens can I have Twitter”. Musk, not missing a beat, replied with “Ok”. The conversation soon went viral and hundreds of people replied with memes and jokes of their own.

Meanwhile, MrBeast replied saying, “Jokes aside, be safe! I wuv u”. MrBeast, whose real name is Jimmy Donaldson, has more than 95 million subscribers on YouTube. He is also an acquaintance of Elon Musk. In 2019, Musk had donated $1 million to Donaldson's drive to plant 20 million trees around the world. Showing his participation towards the movement, he even changed his Twitter name to Treelon briefly.

Musk plans to buy Twitter for $44 billion soon and has made several promises about prioritizing free speech on the platform. He even promised to 'unban' Donald Trump. However, this may put him at odds with the European Union which has been trying to put more scrutiny on tech giants to eliminate hate speech online.

The Tesla chief was recently seen in a video with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, where the former promised to agree with EU guidelines and make the platform compliant with their policies.

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First Published Date: 11 May, 16:41 IST