Elon Musk Pretends to Quit Twitter After Refusing to Credit Nier: Automata Fan Art

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Elon Musk Quits Twitter

In what has been a revealing few months for the eccentric entrepreneur, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has hit the headlines once more after having a Twitter spat on main over some Nier: Automata fan art.

Yeah, you’re reading that right. Musk posted a screenshot of this 2B illustration by wonderful French artist Meli Megali – there was only one problem – he didn’t credit her as we have.

In the replies Musk was bombarded with hate for the decision but stood his ground, replying with a blunt “No” before reaching into galaxy brain territory with a wild take about how giving credit where it is due is “destroying” Twitter – he said “any fool can find out who the artist was in seconds” – stay classy.

The problem is that Musk has an incredible following on the platform – so anything he posts is bound to blow up – all it would have taken was one line or an @ to credit the artist and this would have been a non-issue. 
The artist behind the piece is now enjoying a megaton amount of support from fans around the globe, tweeting this out after yesterday’s events “Hey guys, I do not know what to say… Just peace and thank you, your support makes me so happy.”

Many publications have since given Megali proper credit and lambasted Musk for his childishness – this has led him to quote, end quote delete his Twitter account – only to bring it back with a profile picture that reads ‘I love fanart’ – again, very classy…

He has now deleted most of the offending tweets – even the one where he claimed to delete his own Twitter – and is back on the platform.

Musk was very recently making waves in the gaming world by joining Bethesda don Todd Howard for a chat during E3 Coliseum 2019, hosted by Geoff Keighley. During the talk, Musk announced a Tesla video game you can control with your steering wheel.