New Delhi: Days after buying Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday revealed that he would soon buy Coca-Cola to put the ‘cocaine back in. He tweeted, “Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in.” The tweet has already been retweeted more than 1,45,000 times (it’s going up by the second) and has attracted thousands of comments. One user asked Musk if he can “buy the IRS and abolish taxes”, while another quipped he is “too poor” to buy Coke.
With the first Coca-Cola being served at Jacobs’ Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on May 8, 1886 by Dr John Pemberton, the company has transformed into a beverage behemoth. As of today, it has presence in over 200 countries.
Expressing that he intends to take over Coca-Cola next, Musk on Thursday tweeted, “Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in.”
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
On April 4, the world’s richest man’s stake in the microblogging site became public. He was offered a board seat, which he declined on April 9. Five days later on April 14, the Tesla boss offered to buy Twitter for $43 billion in cash and take it private. The “best and final” offer was $54.20 a share.
After days of drama and suspense, the company was sold to him on April 25.
Musk’s Twitter takeover found backing by its co-founder and ex-CEO Jack Dorsey. While calling the microblogging site “the closest thing to a global consciousness”, Dorsey said that the idea and service is all that matters to him. “In principle, I don’t believe that anyone should own or run Twitter. It wants to be a public good at a protocol level, not a company,” he stated.
He, however, praised Musk taking over the company as he is the “singular solution” Dorsey trusts. “I trust his mission to extend the light of consciousness,” Dorsey said.
A day after the Twitter takeover deal, Tesla CEO Elon Musk explained what he meant by ‘free speech’. Tesla’s CEO said that free speech must match the law and that he is against censorship that goes far beyond the law.
“By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people,” Musk said in his tweet.