This is big news coming from Elon Musk. He has officially taken over Twitter after months of fighting with the company’s shareholders, board members, and others who have made the takeover nearly impossible. He shared on Wednesday a video of him entering the Twitter headquarters, with the caption for the tweet being, “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” He was comically holding a sink in the video.
Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in! pic.twitter.com/D68z4K2wq7
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 26, 2022
The comical moment came after an October 15 tweet saying he would dress as a sink for Halloween:
I’m dressing as a sink on Halloween, as they will have no choice but to let me in
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022
He also changed his Twitter bio to “Chief Twit,” a signifier that he has taken over the company for his around $43 billion investment. Reports note that Musk will serve as the company’s CEO.
Bloomberg reported, “The company is expected to come under Musk’s ownership by 5 p.m. New York time on Oct. 28, as lawyers and bankers on both sides race to finalize paperwork. Leslie Berland, Twitter’s chief marketing officer and head of people, sent a memo to employees Wednesday saying that Musk was visiting the company’s headquarters this week, according to people who received the note.”
He previously wrote on Wednesday morning, “A beautiful thing about Twitter is how it empowers citizen journalism – people are able to disseminate news without an establishment bias.”
Twitter users were quick to respond to the news, with conservatives such as Ryan Fournier celebrating, writing, “Now the fun begins!”
Leftists previously were quick to claim they would “miss Twitter” when Musk takes over, some even threatening to leave the platform:
I’m really gonna miss Twitter once the bad man takes over and destroys it.
We had a good run though, didn’t we?
Those who are leaving too, remember to download your data before you delete and go.
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 21, 2022