Why Elon Musk calls himself “ Space Karen ” on Twitter
That nickname could stick.
and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went viral over the weekend for questioning the effectiveness of the COVID-19 test after claiming it had tested both positive and negative for the virus several times in the same day.
“Something extremely wrong is going on,” tweeted Musk, who repeatedly downplayed the virus during the pandemic, as predicting there would be “Close to zero” cases in the United States in April. In fact, more than 11 million Americans have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 246,000 have died.
And a bioinformatics scientist – who specializes in analyzing complex biological data – responded to Musk on Twitter TWTR,
during the weekend with the perfect replica.
“Rapid antigenic testing trades sensitivity for speed. They return a result in
“What is wrong is that Space Karen did not read the test before complaining to her millions of followers.”
His response “Space Karen” has attracted more than 10,000 retweets and quotes from tweets since Saturday, and elicited more than 900 comments.
Musk’s new nickname plays on the stereotype of a white woman using her privilege to get her way, or Syndrome of the “white lady with a bone to pick”. The Karens are notorious for demanding ‘talk to the manager’, and often commit racist micro-attacks.
This is also what drove “Space Karen” to the Twitter trending Monday morning, and it spawned this photoshopped image of Musk with a feminine haircut – an asymmetrical bob with chunky blonde highlights. to the the single reality – TV star Kate Gosselin – which also went viral.
The mockery came on a day that should be a big win for Musk, as the SpaceX Falcon rocket carrying four astronauts was due to reach the International Space Station on Monday, marking a historic first full-fledged taxi ride for NASA by a private company.
Musk watched the rocket launch from a distance on Sunday, however, tweeting that he “very likely” had a moderate case of COVID-19.
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And #WhiteHouseKaren also started tracking trends later in the morning, as some social media users called out President Donald Trump for refusing to concede the 2020 presidential election to former Vice President Joe Biden, which was named the winner by Associated Press and other major United States. media organizations more than a week ago.
President Trump acknowledged Biden’s victory for the first time in a tweet on Sunday, before recalling that he is “conceding nothing”, as well as repeating the baseless claim of a “rigged” election.