Sheesh, can’t a billionaire CEO tweet out a racially insensitive conspiracy theory in peace?
We are of course talking about Elon Musk, who loves to post wild shit in a way that makes it unclear as to whether he’s joking or not. Experts on ancient Egypt weren’t so tickled by his latest proclamation.
On Thursday, Musk tweeted, out of the blue: “Aliens built the pyramids obv.” The claim that aliens built the pyramids is a conspiracy theory that spreads on YouTube and Reddit.
Aliens built the pyramids obv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2020
On Saturday, Rania al-Mashat, Egypt’s Minister of International Co-operation, quote tweeted Musk with a seriously gentle rebuke and an invitation for Musk to visit Egypt and see the pyramids for himself. Read more…