- Elon Musk tweeted a meme of the Queen as the Teletubbies over the weekend and set tongues wagging on Twitter.
- Musk didn’t provide any explanation for the meme, but he has posted a number of bee emoji tweets in recent days.
- Tesla fans are speculating that his cryptic messages could refer to a new Tesla Model B. Or, it could just be Musk playfully trolling his followers.
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Elon Musk tweeted a meme of Queen Elizabeth II as the Teletubbies over the weekend — and his followers are feverishly speculating about what it all means.
"Teletubbies," for those who don’t know, is an iconic British children’s TV show. And while Musk didn’t provide any explanation for his tweet, it is one of five messages he has posted in recent days riffing on the bee emoji.
And one more:
It confused many followers. "Cool but why," asked one in response to the Queen meme. But some see it as a sign that Tesla could be preparing a Model B, or something similar. One fan suggested it could be the name of Tesla’s pickup truck:
Or, of course, the bee tweets could just be Musk playfully trolling his near-30 million followers. They should be used to his unconventional Twitter style by now.
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The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is known for being highly outspoken on social media. In the past, this has had more extreme consequences.
One of his most infamous tweets about taking the company private last year led to a lawsuit from the SEC, which resulted in a settlement that required Musk to pay a $20 million fine and step down as the chairman of Tesla’s board of directors for three years.
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