People are posting parody photos of their bedside table in response to Elon Musk's tweet which suggested the Twitter CEO kept two guns by his bed
- Elon Musk tweeted a photo of his "bedside table" on November 28.
- It featured two guns, four cans of caffeine-free Diet Coke, and a painting of George Washington.
Twitter users have turned Elon Musk's "bedside table" photo into a meme, posting parody versions mocking the Twitter CEO.
On November 28, Musk tweeted a photo with the caption, "My bedside table" that featured two guns, four cans of caffeine-free diet coke, and a recreation painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022
In a series of follow-up tweets beneath the original, Musk added, "there is no excuse for my lack of coasters" and referred to himself as "Elon Musket."
In particular, some users — including Kris Brown, president of the anti-gun violence nonprofit Brady, and Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed in the 2018 Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida — called out the inclusion of the guns in the photo.
—Kris Brown | President, bradyunited.org (@KrisB_Brown) November 28, 2022
Musk has been vocal about his support for the 2nd Amendment in the past. In an email sent to CNBC in May 2022, he said, "I strongly believe that the right to bear arms is an important safeguard against potential tyranny of government. Historically, maintaining their power over the people is why those in power did not allow public ownership of guns."
Other users have been posting images of a collection of objects on nightstands with the same caption as Musk's.
Influencer Logan Paul tweeted his take on the "bedside table" trend on November 29 including two bottles of PRIME energy drink, which he co-owns with fellow YouTuber KSI, what appeared to be a golden gun, a Gucci card holder, a Polaroid camera, and a Pikachu Pokémon card.
—Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) November 29, 2022
YouTuber and wildlife rehabilitator Maya Higa shared her version which included a pink mug, a watch, and a ferret falling down the side of the bedside table. "He's ok he doesn't have bones," she wrote in a follow-up tweet.
—Maya (@mayahiga) November 29, 2022
In a tweet that received over 127,000 likes, Twitter user @sachee shared a photo of what she said was her bedside table which featured four bottles of Pepto Bismol ultra, two cans of Diet Coke, six packets of Smarties candy, and a painting of the "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander.
—firstname.lastname@example.org (@sachee) November 28, 2022
Musk became the CEO of Twitter in October after acquiring the company in a $44 billion deal. After one week he laid off around half the staff and received backlash for the introduction of the $8 Twitter Blue subscription which changed the website's verification process.
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