At his comedic event, Dave Chappelle urged the audience to “make some noise for the world’s richest man.”
It was. Lots of jeers.
Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, made an awkward cameo at Sunday night’s Chappelle’s Show with Chris Rock at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Chappelle discussed the importance of getting along with and communicating with people who have various opinions and perspectives near the end of the performance.
He welcomed Musk to the stage. In compliance, the millionaire wore an “I Love Twitter” T-shirt. The crowd was filled with raucous jeers and boos.
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Musk was jokingly told by Chappelle, “Sounds like some of those people you fired.” As the boos continued to ring out, the comic pointed out, “All those people that are booing — and I’m just pointing out the obvious — are in terrible seats.”
Since Musk seized control of the social media network, Twitter has seen significant changes. During his first few weeks in office, numerous prohibited accounts, including that of former President Donald Trump and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, were unblocked.
Musk remained on stage as the other artists from the evening, including Rock, Donnell Rawlings from “Chappelle’s Show,” and the hip-hop trio Black Star, came up to say goodbye.
At that point, Chappelle pleaded with the audience not to jeer Musk since he was needed for the first comedy club on Mars to open. Additionally, he inquired Musk if he could assist Talib Kweli of Black Star, who Chappelle claimed had been suspended from Twitter.
Musk, who paid $44 billion for Twitter in October, said, “Twitter customer service here.”
He remained on stage, shaking hands with a lot of the performers. Although attendees had been instructed to put their phones away during the performance, a few videos of the incident appeared online.
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