Elon Musk’s shirtless yacht memes spark body-shaming discussion

“There are many ways to criticize Elon Musk without indulging in body shaming.”

Earlier this week, billionaire Elon Musk was spotted on a luxury vacation to Mykonos, Greece, with a group of friends.

The tech mogul was photographed shirtless aboard a luxury yacht in a series of photos released by the paparazzi.

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Well, the photos quickly sparked the interest of countless people on the internet, while tons of Twitter users seem couldn’t resist commenting on the physique of the 51-year-old man.

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The speech quickly ended up inspiring a ton of memes poking fun at Elon, with several people poking fun at his frame and comparing him to the likes of Immortan Joe and Dr Robotnik.

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And some users who poked fun at Elon justified their tweets by drawing attention to his controversial lifestyle.

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The wealthy business mogul, who has an estimated net worth of nearly $300 billion, has long defended his wealth against people who judge him and other billionaires”immoralgiven that a large part of the world’s population still lives well below the poverty line. However, he says he doesn’t spend “billions of dollars a year” for “personal” reasons.

The Tesla CEO also has a habit of sharing ignorant tweets, memorably offending members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community when he unapologetically stated that “pronouns suck” a few years ago. In fact, just last month Elon’s transgender daughter cut her ties with him completely, revealing she doesn’t want to be tied to him “in any way” as she filed legal documents asking to change your name.


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Also, as several Twitter users have mentioned, Elon himself publicly shamed other people. In April, he tweeted a picture of Bill Gates alongside the pregnant man emoji and wrote, “in case you need to lose a boner quick.”


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Thus, some users argued that making fun of Elon’s body was justified due to his controversial views.

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“Body shaming is okay if it’s someone we don’t like,” a person wrotewhile another suggested that billionaires “does not deserve privacy.”

Others went so far as to tweet that Elon “deserves” to be ashamed. “Elon Musk deserves everything idc”, read a comment referencing all the memes on his frame.

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Well, with the hot topic on Twitter, it wasn’t long before Elon – a frequent user of the platform – entered the conversation himself to react to some of the first-hand remarks.

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Responding to just two of the many memes surrounding the site, Elon first responded to someone who tweeted a photo of him shirtless and sipping on a drink.

“Haha! Elon wrote.

And then, in response to someone placing a photo of the tech mogul next to a dog, implying they looked alike, Elon simply joked: “My calves are bigger.”

While Elon seemed unfazed by the ongoing teasing, several fans have since come to his defense and argued that “no one deserves to be ashamed of their body, no matter who they are”.

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“I keep seeing posts making fun of how Elon Musk looks when he’s out in his bathing suit and honestly it makes me sad. No one deserves to be ashamed of their body no matter who they are,” one person tweeted. “Not only that, Elon probably won’t see your messages, but your friends with the same body type will.”

I keep seeing posts mocking how Elon Musk looks when he’s outside in his bathing suit and honestly, that makes me sad. Nobody deserves to be ashamed of their body, no matter who they are. Not only that, Elon probably won’t see your messages, but your friends with the same body type will.


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“Elon Musk won’t see / care about your body embarrassing him, but other people with similar body types will,” another user echoed, while a third agreed: ” Body shaming Elon Musk is NOT the answer.”

Elon Musk Won’t See/Care About Your Body Shaming, But Other People With Similar Body Types Will


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Meanwhile, others have suggested that netizens have more than a right to share their opinions on the controversial figure, but should do so without resorting to body shaming.

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“You can hate Elon Musk without your body embarrassing him lol,” one person wrote.


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“There are many ways to criticize Elon Musk without indulging in body shaming,” said another.

There are plenty of ways to criticize Elon Musk without body-shaming. And yes, I am judging you.


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