- Stephen King mentioned he admires Elon Musk, however not his work at Twitter.
- The creator mentioned Twitter has “gotten very unusual” since Musk took over.
Stephen King mentioned there are “lots of issues to admire” about Elon Musk, however he hasn’t accredited of the billionaire’s Twitter takeover.
“$44 billion for what’s basically a social media plaything is somewhat bit on the ridiculous aspect,” the creator instructed Slate concerning Musk’s Twitter buy in an interview that was revealed on Friday. “The entire thing is a tempest in a teapot,” he added.
Within the interview, King admitted that he owns a Tesla and he thinks it is a “nice automobile.”
“I’ve owned one nearly because the very starting,” King mentioned. “And I feel that Elon Musk made the entire electrical automobile stuff severe.”
The horror creator additionally mentioned he is “delighted” with Musk’s Starlink satellite tv for pc community and the billionaire’s donation to Ukraine, however he is discovered a few of his strikes at Twitter to be a little bit of a “head-scratcher” — together with Musk’s choice to subscribe him to Twitter Blue with out his permission.
“I do not actually perceive it,” he instructed Slate.
King mentioned he thinks Twitter is a good web site for gossip and pop jokes, however he does not take the location too severely and added that the social media platform has “gotten very unusual” since Musk took over final October.
“You realize, there are lots of people that I do not observe who at the moment are a part of my Twitter feed,” King mentioned within the interview. “Every single day I get tweets from Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Lauren Boebert, numerous totally different people who find themselves simply form of like all-in on Trump to the extent that it is really form of amusing.”
Musk and King have a sophisticated relationship. Just a few years in the past the 2 males appeared pleasant on Twitter. In 2019, King praised Musk for Tesla’s “fart” function and Musk thanked him for proudly owning a Tesla. Extra lately, King has taken to Twitter to criticize Musk’s work on the social media firm.
After King referred to as Musk a “horrible match” for Twitter final 12 months, Musk mentioned he welcomes the creator’s recommendations and mentioned he’d invited him to Twitter’s headquarters.
“Stephen King is one among most inventive folks on Earth,” Musk tweeted in November. “Whereas I could not agree with every thing he says, I do really wish to hear it.”
King instructed Slate he does not plan to depart Twitter anytime quickly, however he is nonetheless averse to the concept of subscribing to Twitter Blue.
“However the factor is, you already know, to not brag or something, however I receives a commission to write down,” King mentioned. “I haven’t got to pay to do it.”
Musk and King didn’t reply to Insider’s request for remark forward of publication. Twitter responded with an automatic message.
Learn King’s full interview with Slate on its web site.