On Friday, business tycoon Elon Musk announced he would not go ahead with the $44 billion deal to buy Twitter after the microblogging site refused to provide him with actionable and concrete data on fake accounts or bots. In response, Twitter said it would sue Musk if he didn’t fulfill the deal.
These latest developments are one of the many twists seen in the very public saga of Musk’s attempt to buy Twitter.
In early April, Musk became the social media platform’s largest single shareholder after acquiring its 9.2 percent stake. On April 25, 2022, it was announced that Musk would acquire ownership of Twitter in a $44 billion deal.
Ever since news of Musk’s resignation from the Twitter deal hit the headlines, many netizens have taken to Twitter and slammed the Tesla CEO for breaking his word.
I wonder what Elon Musk won’t buy next to get attention?🤔
— 💅Princess💅 (@ItsGottaBeNea) July 9, 2022
BREAKING NEWS: Instead of being sued by Twitter, Elon Musk has decided to leave Earth, colonize Mars and launch his new social media empire there. It will be called “martyr”.
— Derrick is PRO CHOICE♎ #BLM 🇺🇦 🏳️🌈 (@Spawn_03) July 9, 2022
Break! Sources say that Elon Musk will now acquire Truth Social and call it Qwitter.
— Captain Obvious (@TheFungi669) July 9, 2022
Elon Musk is no longer buying Twitter because he realized he can get it for free on the App Store
— greg (@greg16676935420) July 8, 2022
Breaking: Elon Musk continues to fool no one except people whose entire personality is built around being fooled by Elon Musk.
— Jingalls (@Jinga11s) July 8, 2022
So when Elon Musk pretended to buy Twitter and exclaimed, “Everything that comes out in the next few weeks is a political hit” – was that all to cover up that he had twins with his employee?
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 8, 2022
The people who thought Elon Musk would buy Twitter are the same people who are still waiting for Trump’s health plan.
— 𝐁𝐞𝐤𝐬 (@antifaoperativ) July 8, 2022
BREAKING: Elon Musk has canceled his deal to buy Twitter which is shocking because I didn’t think he knew how to back out of anything.
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) July 8, 2022
Elon Musk makes a really good case for why we should tax billionaires the heck.
— Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) July 8, 2022
You might think Elon Musk’s pullout from a $44 billion Twitter deal is bad, but it’s nothing compared to when he backed down from his $6 billion pledge to the UN to help resolve the deal contribute to world hunger.
— Read Wobblies and Zapatistas (@JoshuaPotash) July 8, 2022
Elon Musk looks at his child support bills and realizes he can no longer afford a social media site
— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker) July 8, 2022
BREAKING: Elon Musk has announced he is stepping out of his Twitter deal to spend more time with his ego.
– Randi Mayem singer (@rmayemsinger) July 8, 2022
Many netizens accused Musk of whose tweets often raise eyebrows, seeking attention. Echoing that sentiment, one Twitter user wrote: “I wonder what Elon Musk won’t buy next to get attention?🤔”
Another Twitter user wrote: “BREAKING NEWS: Instead of being sued by Twitter, Elon Musk has decided to leave Earth, colonize Mars and start his new social media empire there. It will be called martyr.”