Brutal Nickname For Elon Musk Goes Mega-Viral On His Twitter

A stinging nickname for Twitter owner Elon Musk trended this week on his own social media platform: “space Karen.”

The term — a mashup reference to Musk’s ambitions with rocket company SpaceX and a pejorative label usually used to describe a white woman showing privileged behavior — has been tweeted before. But it was turbocharged Friday and early Saturday after a man reportedly calling himself a “projection activist” cast a series of mocking monikers onto the company’s San Francisco headquarters, with photos and video of his projections going viral.

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Countless users soon began employing the “space Karen” taunt in their own tweets. Other insults projected onto the building, meanwhile, included “bankruptcy baby,” “petulant pimple” and “mediocre manchild.”

The hashtags #RIPTwitter, #GoodByeTwitter and #TwitterDown have also trended on the platform this week as users feared the worst following mass resignations at the company and a number of apparently haphazard decisions from the billionaire owner himself, who completed his acquisition of Twitter last month.

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