Stephen King shares thoughts on Elon Musk and says he’s raised $44 billion

Stephen King shares thoughts on Elon Musk and says he’s raised $44 billion


Acclaimed Author StephenKing recently said that while he does not take Twitter Too serious, the social media platform has ‘got very weird’ since Elon Musk took over.

in a (n interview With Slate released Friday, King said the billionaire entrepreneur’s acquisition of the Twitter company was “ridiculous,” although there are many things to admire about Musk.

“[Forty-four billion dollars] because what is essentially a social media toy is a bit ridiculous,” King said. “The whole thing is a storm in a teapot.”

When asked when he wondered out loud why his Twitter account said he subscribed to Twitter Blue, King said, “Elon Musk, after I said that, he tweeted back. And I thought to myself: That’s funny. He gave me that thing, but the original blue check said I approved it or paid for it or gave a phone number. And none of it was true.

King also said Twitter is a great platform for gossip and dad jokes.

“You know, there are a lot of people I don’t follow that are part of my Twitter feed now,” King said in the interview.

Also read: Musk has been criticized for saying Twitter is looking for the “smallest false truth” with its community notes feature.

“Every day I get tweets from Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Lauren Boebert, a bunch of different people that are so into Trump that it’s kind of amusing,” he added.

Last year in a tweetKing wrote, “I think I liked Twitter better in the days before Musk. Less controversy, more fun.”

The author also called Musk “terribly fit” for Twitter, to which Musk answered“Stephen King is one of the most creative people in the world. While I may not agree with everything he says, I really want to hear it.”

King told Slate he has no plans to leave Twitter any time soon, but he still opposes subscribing to Twitter Blue.

“The thing is, you know, not bragging or anything, but I get paid to write,” King said. “I don’t have to pay anything for it…

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