Attention Desperate Billionaire Tweets Evidence For A Likely Future Wrongful Termination Lawsuit To Own The Libs

Attention Desperate Billionaire Tweets Evidence For A Likely Future Wrongful Termination Lawsuit To Own The Libs
Mar 2023

Moments before tweeting...

Any good student of history knows that there are some time-tested texts that have proven their excellence by their continued relevance. One of those is Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. There's a little section on the qualities of a good leader. From reading headlines and taking note of Twitter's basic functions not operating properly, Elon Musk is a great example of what leadership done wrong looks like. For context, here is a section of verse 17:

When the Master governs, the people are hardly aware that he exists.
Next best is a leader who is loved.
Next, one who is feared.
The worst is one who is despised.

Going down this list, Musk clearly isn't the first one -- just recall the quite public indignity of the $44B dollar company he bought rapidly losing value. It is also hard to be unaware of a guy whose entrepreneurial foibles are so many there's a whole class analyzing the sheer number of lawsuits he's been tangled in.

UCLA's law school is offering a class on Elon Musk and all of his lawsuits https://t.co/FYLa7gpyPZ

-- Insider Tech (@TechInsider) September 6, 2022

There's no question Elon is getting loved, but there are a few deleted Twitter threads that suggest the love he's getting from his fanboys is undesired.

when you like a celebrity a normal amount https://t.co/jS7jBMXEBe

-- lacey ? TCAF (@byelacey) July 25, 2022

I really doubt people fear the man. It is hard for a visage like that to channel terror after that Wario bit:

Ima just a misunderstood #wario pic.twitter.com/0QRHFKfx9r

-- pawn (@poppybrews) March 5, 2023

The last category is where we can see the man at work. He's done some very public firings of some very competent people and law firms. Sure, these might not have been perfect decisions, but at least he's not openly discriminating against someone who's just trying to figure out if they still work for him, right?

Literally every single mutual I have would swing on a motherfucker saying that shit in person.

-- ?Dang It's Batman? (Pronouns in Bio) (@DanglmBatman) March 7, 2023

Talk about working on being despised! You'd think a guy who's trying to connect brains together and travel to Mars would at least be tech savvy enough to know about the speech-to-text function.

Hey Elon, there is this thing called speech to text. It means you don't need to type at all and it's been around since the mid 1990s, just saying...

-- CK ?? (@CKnighthawk) March 7, 2023

And, just for good measure, here are the tweets that led up to King Twit's callous and likely incriminating reply.

I'm not going to lie, this is the most entertaining exit interview I've ever witnessed pic.twitter.com/6OfjuGNIiC

-- Alex Cohen (@anothercohen) March 7, 2023

It is impressive, really. I have lost count of how many times Elon Musk, after trying to prove how cool and savvy he is, instead earns bad publicity or another legal problem. The guy's plans backfire more often than poorly modded race cars. The guy he can't say he has a lot of respect for?

This is who you fired, numbnuts. You're going to die alone because you're a sociopathic loser. #elon #tesla https://t.co/jHKWoR72kf pic.twitter.com/6hX7Bj49bk

-- Joshua (@financejoshua) March 7, 2023

For the curious, here's how he got the award:

the employee that elon is mocking here has muscular dystrophy, comes from a working class background, voluntarily pays extra taxes, and is now working on building wheelchair ramps in Iceland@iamharaldur is an infinitely better human than elon could ever dream of being https://t.co/BuOj2kCHTW pic.twitter.com/FrSaiNZI4c

-- sam (@sam_d_1995) March 7, 2023

I wager he's somehow still in disbelief that he's not taken for the lovable goof he's trying to present himself as. Remember that time he tried to do a Dave Chappelle tag line and ended up getting his ego bruised?

Crowd boos Elon Musk after Dave Chappelle says to 'make some noise' https://t.co/RqWLH3eLVj

-- The Guardian (@guardian) December 12, 2022

That, by the way, was another check in the despised column.

If the UCLA class trailing his lawsuits decides to follow this as it develops, I doubt that the professor will have to do much changing to the syllabus. They can just add this to the earlier suits alleging discriminatory firing.

Disabled Twitter employees resigned because they felt they couldn't keep up with Elon Musk's 'hardcore' drive, discrimination lawsuit says https://t.co/tSbcjDaPbR

-- Insider Business (@BusinessInsider) November 18, 2022

You've gotta admit there is something tragi-comic about the $44B purchase you made being so very good at collecting evidence to be later used against you in court.

The best part about this tweet is that *every* disabled employee Elon has *ever* discriminated against can use it to help prove a pattern of disability discrimination.

Congrats, Elon. You played yourself. https://t.co/MhALym7T0X

-- Kendall Brown (@kendallybrown) March 7, 2023

This particular suit has not been filed yet -- but come on, it is only a matter of time.

ADA employment lawyers dream of seeing an email where the CEO says "We fired this dude due to his disability, which is fake" https://t.co/soOIVGAYY2

-- Anderson Hooper (@lesterfreamon) March 7, 2023

By the time the suit is filed, maybe the Supreme Court's approval rating will be higher than his.

Attention Desperate Billionaire Tweets Evidence For A Likely Future Wrongful Termination Lawsuit To Own The Libs
Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord(TM) in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at cwilliams@abovethelaw.com and by tweet at @WritesForRent.