Elon Musk 'stunned' after being 'booed relentlessly' at Dave Chappelle show
Chappelle brought the Twitter owner on stage during a gig.
Elon Musk was met with a chorus of boos after he was welcomed on stage by Dave Chappelle at his gig in San Francisco.
The comedian was performing at California's Chase Center on Sunday (December 11) when he announced that Musk, who recently bought social media giant Twitter, would be joining him.
Chappelle then asked the crowd to "make some noise for the richest man in the world", and in fairness to them, they did do just that.
Whilst some cheered Musk onto the stage, it sounds like many more weren't too pleased to see him, and made their feelings about the Tesla CEO very clear.
Despite Chappelle's attempts to quell the anger with some jokes - quipping that it "sounds like some of the people you fired are in the audience" - Musk continued to be "booed relentlessly", with several taking to Twitter to share footage of the awkward scene.
“You weren’t expecting this, were you?” Elon Musk booed relentlessly for several minutes when introduced at Dave Chappelle’s show in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/fJtAZPzqJx
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) December 12, 2022
Elon Musk got booed off the stage at the Dave Chappelle show in SF last night pic.twitter.com/gO9s6WHmlw
— Bomb-chan (@Bombcyan) December 12, 2022
Noting that Musk was about to address a pretty tough crowd, Chappelle joked that the people booing loudest were only unhappy because they "have terrible seats".
The comedian then told the crowd to cut the billionaire some slack as he's "not even trying to die on Earth."
But the booing showed no signs of letting up, with some who were there saying that it carried on for 10 minutes.
@elonmusk just got booed like I’ve never heard before on stage with @davechapelle and @chrisrock. He couldn’t get a word in, the crowd booed for 10 minutes. Not favored on his home turf. He looked stunned, must not get enough feedback IRL.
— Ilana Stern (@Ilana_Stern) December 12, 2022
Turns out Twitter can, in fact, be real life. https://t.co/FFpups1yEy pic.twitter.com/41jcZgdDR4
— Steven Goffman (@SteveGoffman) December 12, 2022
Some even ended up feeling sorry for Musk.
I actually felt bad for him. I’m by no means an Elon fanboy, more a centrist. I wanted to shake him: for the love of god man, say something and pretend it’s a tweet!!
— james yu (@jamesjyu) December 12, 2022
Musk briefly lost his title as world's richest man last week after a sharp drop in the value of Tesla stock.
He has also recently suggested people are trying to assassinate him, saying that he reckons the risk of something happening to him is "significant."