December 14, 2022: -Tech billionaire Elon Musk meeting with a mixture of boos and cheers from people at a Dave Chappelle comedy show on Sunday.
The comedian brought Tesla CEO Musk on the stage at a memorable Punchline Comedy Club event on December 11 at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
In a video shared on Twitter, the crowd can listen to jeering Musk, whose latest purchase of the social media platform has attracted criticism because of the concerns regarding mass layoffs and looser content moderation.
“Ladies and gentlemen, make little noise for the richest man in the world,” Chappelle states to the audience. Several audience members cheered though there was a loud chorus of boos.
“You weren’t expecting this, were you?” Musk tells Chappelle, following the boos. Chappelle responded, “It sounds like a few of those people you fired are in the audience.”
Later, Chappelle stated, “All these people that are booing, I’m just showing out the obvious they have terrible seats in the stadium.”
The owner of the video posted on Twitter appears to have had their account suspended or taken it decreasing, with a message reading, “This Tweet is the account that no longer lives.”
Twitter, which laid off many communications staffers to cut roughly half its workforce, was not available for comment when contacted.
Twitter user James Yu, stating he was at the Chappelle show, tweeted, The 80% of the stadium boos. 18k people.
“Dave is providing him so many chances to talk, but he just put his hands in his pockets,” Yu said.
“I felt bad for him. I’m by zero means an Elon fanboy, more of a centrist. I wanted to shake, for the love of god, man, stating something and showing it’s a tweet!!”
On Sunday, Musk drew criticism for targeting Anthony Fauci, the outgoing chief medical advisor of the U.S. who was the face of the White House’s answer to Covid-19. The tweet fueled the fire of a wave of online torture and conspiracies pointing at the veteran immunologist.
Several Twitter users decried the transphobic connotations of the tweet. Chappelle has been criticised for making transphobic jokes in his Netflix stand-up “The Closer.”