Why did Elon Musk call Jeff Bezos a 'puppet master'? Internet calls him 'savage' after response to WaPo story

Bezos has not missed an opportunity to take a potshot at Musk and neither has SpaceX's CEO


                            Why did Elon Musk call Jeff Bezos a 'puppet master'? Internet calls him 'savage' after response to WaPo story
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been competing for years regarding their competing outer-space ambitions (Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made it very clear he hates fake news. The wealthiest man on the planet took a dig at a piece by Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post saying he gives his regards to their "puppet master." Trending politics reckoned it was an ironic reply when both billionaires are battling to be numero uno for the richest man in the world. 

The duo and their differences are no secret. Bezos has not missed an opportunity to take a potshot at Musk and neither has SpaceX's CEO. Earlier this year, Musk minced no words when he said Bezos and Amazon complained about Musk’s Starlink program. "It does not serve the public to hamstring Starlink today for an Amazon satellite system that is at best several years away from operation," Musk said in a tweet.

In 2019, Bezos suggested that Musk’s dream to get humans on Mars with SpaceX was "unmotivating.” He was quick to quip: "Go live on the top of Mount Everest for a year first and see if you like it because it's a garden paradise compared to Mars."

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Netizens had their thoughts on Musk's comment. Some found it funny. "@elonmusk is my Hero !! Musk replied only: “Give my regards to your puppet master.” OMG I am still laughing," one of the tweets read. "QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Give my regards to your puppet master (Jeff Bezos),” Elon Musk said in response to the Washington Post's request for comment on an article published by the newspaper today. Is Elon a whitehat, blackout or greyhat?," another asked.

Earlier this year, Musk minced no words when he said Bezos and Amazon complained about Musk’s Starlink program (Getty Images)

 

"@elonmusk= savage AND amazing business owner! @JeffBezos = wanna be @howiemandel who still can’t get to space  Jeff (puppet master) you’ll never be even half to man Elon is! PS @elonmusk never made his employees sleep in a car outside Tesla then called to tow it #ElonMusk," one of the people wrote. Musk's popularity seems to have taken a leap with the comment. "#ElonMusk is becoming a hero to me. Calling #JeffBezos a puppet master is quite fitting. If the suit fits, wear it jeffy!" one of the tweets said.

"I didn’t used to be a fan of Elon Musk back in the day but over the last year or two he’s become a straight G. That puppet master comment was hilarious. He’s the man. If I make it big in investments I’m buying a Tesla!" read a comment. "There’s good and then there’s @elonmusk good: Tesla did not respond to repeated requests for comment. In response to emails seeking comment, Musk replied only: “Give my regards to your puppet master.” #puppetmaster," a Musk fan remarked.



 



 



 



 



 



 

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