Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jokes About Buying Coca-Cola, Reintroducing Cocaine to The Soft Drink

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jokes About Buying Coca-Cola, Reintroducing Cocaine to The Soft Drink

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Elon Musk tweeted on Thursday that he will next acquire Coca-Cola and put the cocaine back in it, causing a social media frenzy in the same way that coca-cola began trending on Twitter.

The tweet received 1 million likes, 200K retweets, and 60K quote tweets in less than two hours. Musk’s comment comes after he paid $44 billion for a 100 percent share in Twitter. While the post appeared to be a prank, social media users are skeptical, given Musk had previously casually tweeted what the price of Twitter will be in 2017. After 5 years, he has offered to purchase the entire company.

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Just days after buying the social media platform for $44 billion, the billionaire announced on the platform that he intended to buy Coca-Cola to “put the cocaine back in.”

Musk is prohibited from tweeting anything negative about Twitter under the terms of his Twitter deal. Rest is permissible, and as a result, the world’s richest man is talking about a variety of topics, including what Twitter should be like.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jokes About Buying Coca-Cola, Reintroducing Cocaine to The Soft Drink

Twitter, in his opinion, should support free speech as permitted by law; it should also be ideologically neutral, meaning it should be equally disturbing to both the far right and the far left. In terms of security, Elon Musk wants Twitter DMs to have end-to-end encryption, similar to Signal so that personal conversations cannot be spied on or hacked.

Since Wednesday, the tweet has received over 3.8 million likes and hundreds of thousands of retweets.

According to the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Coca-original Cola’s formula did, in fact, contain “cocaine in the form of an extract of the coca leaf” when it was invented by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1885.

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Cocaine was lawful at the time, according to the DEA, and was a common element in pharmaceuticals. Many people mistakenly assumed that using modest amounts of cocaine — a highly addictive and now-illegal narcotic that can cause irregular heart rhythms and severe heart attacks, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics — was safe. According to Britannica, the medication was removed from the Coca-Cola mix in 1903.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jokes About Buying Coca-Cola, Reintroducing Cocaine to The Soft Drink

Musk’s social media followers joined in on the joke, with some requesting that he buy other companies so that they can resurrect their favorite TV shows or goods.

Musk responded to a Twitter user who said he would buy McDonald’s to fix their ice cream machines, saying, “Listen, I can’t make miracles fine.”

So far, Musk appears to be enjoying his new role as Twitter’s owner, tweeting about his ambitions to encrypt direct communications and make the platform “politically neutral.”

“Free speech is the backbone of a functional democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where things critical to humanity’s future are debated,” Musk said in a statement following his purchase of the social network.

He continued: “I also want to improve Twitter by adding new features, making the algorithms open-source to promote trust, beating spambots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has a lot of potentials, and I’m excited to work with the company and the Twitter community to realize it.”

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According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Musk has a net worth of $253 billion as of Thursday.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Jokes About Buying Coca-Cola, Reintroducing Cocaine to The Soft Drink

Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times all reported over the weekend that both sides were close to reaching an agreement.

The corporation began to warm up to Musk’s offer after the billionaire revealed he had already secured finance, according to The Wall Street Journal. Musk had not previously disclosed how he would pay for the transaction.