Elon Musk potrebbe non essere comunemente associato a Nick Cannon, che si aspetta il suo ottavo bambino quest’anno – ma la rivelazione che il miliardario ha segretamente generato una coppia di gemelli da uno dei suoi dirigenti, nato a novembre subito prima che sua figlia con il musicista Grimes fosse partorita, secondo la CNN, mette sicuramente i due uomini nello stesso campo di gioco. Questo segna 10 figli per Musk, nove dei quali sono ancora vivi; suo figlio Nevada Alexander è morto di SIDS nel 2002.
In reaction to the breaking news of his twins, Musk tweeted (jokingly?), "Doing my best to help the underpopulation crisis. A collapsing birth rate is the biggest danger civilization faces by far." Then in a follow up tweet Musk seemed to indicate that he was actually serious, writing, "Mark my words, they are sadly true."
If there is another thing that both Musk and Cannon have in common, it is their propensity to attract controversy. While Musk's secret twins got him plenty of negative attention on its own, Cannon's comment on the tweet also raised several eyebrows.
Nick Cannon tells Elon Musk he's 'right there' with him
Commenting on Elon Musk's "population" tweet, Nick Cannon — who, again, is about to be a father of eight, according to People — tweeted, "Right there with you my Brother!" Cannon punctuated his support with a fist up emoji. Now, we're no scientists or whatever, but it doesn't seem like two dudes just impregnating people willy-nilly is a sustainable approach to global population growth, but anyway. Cannon's comment didn't go over great with the internet.
"End earth. It's time," reads one quote-tweet. "Men rly look at their women as breeding stocks it's disgusting," reads another. Another person, in all caps, tweeted, "You both need to be neutered OMG." Not everybody took these interactions seriously, however. Or at least, many people chose to treat the whole interaction as a joke. Cannon's comment also received its fair share of "LMAOs" and cry-laughing emojis. "This might be the funniest thing ever tweeted," one person wrote in a quote-tweet.
Meanwhile, Musk himself continued to "tweet through it" as they say. He tweeted, "Population of Mars is still zero people," and then, "I hope you have big families and congrats to those who already do!" But really, after Cannon has weighed in, what more is there to say?