USA: The Anonymous movement – famous for taking on such “untouchable” targets at the Church of Scientology – may now be directing its ire toward Elon Musk.
In what could be a PR nightmare on steroids, the collective of anonymous activists have officially “called for war” against Musk for “manipulating cryptocurrencies, among other alleged sins,” RT reported on Sunday.
On a Twitter feed with over 5.8 million followers, the @YourAnonCentral account, which has been used for Anonymous news in the past, told Elon Musk in a video: “You may think you are the smartest person in the room, but now you have met your match.”
The video says: “Millions of retail investors were really counting on their crypto gains to improve their lives. This is something that you will never understand because you were born into the stolen wealth of a South African apartheid emerald mine and have no clue what struggle is like for most of the working people in the world.”
It continued: “As hardworking people have their dreams liquidated over your public temper tantrums, you continue to mock them with memes from one of your million-dollar mansions.”
“You have enjoyed one of the most favorable reputations of anyone in the billionaire class because you have tapped into the desire that many of us have to live in a world with electric cars and space exploration. But recently, your carefully created public image is being exposed, and people are beginning to see you as nothing more than another narcissistic rich dude who is desperate for attention,” it continued.
The video had nearly 850,000 views on Twitter and about 66,200 views as of 1100EST on Sunday.
The group’s exception with Musk appears to come after the Tesla CEO once again put a dent in the price of bitcoin, Tweeting out a heart breaking emoji on Friday with a bitcoin meme that caused the price of the crypto to dip more than 5% at one point.
“We are Anonymous! We are legion. Expect us,” the video says.
In a Tweet some consider to be a response from Musk, he tweeted: “Don’t kill what you hate, Save what you love.”
While Musk likely scrambles to change most of his online passwords and thinks about how to “smooth things over” with Anonymous similar to how he is trying to do with China, there has also been speculation to the origins of the Anonymous video. Given the fact that the group is a decentralized collective, not unlike bitcoin itself, it could be tough to pin down.
But at this point, now that it has reached millions, it may not matter.
Enjoy your week, Elon!
by Tyler Durden