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Elon Musk Named Time Person of the Year, Magazine Calls Him 'Clown, Genius, Edgelord, Visionary...'


Time Magazine has named Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as their Person of the Year for 2021.

Musk became the third person ever to be worth $200 billion in September, according to Forbes, surpassing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest private individual. His fortune may soon hit $300 billion thanks to the rising price of Tesla stock.

“I’m sending a giant statue of the digit ‘2’ to Jeffrey B., along with a silver medal,” Musk wrote an email to Forbes about the announcement.

In their article honoring Musk, Time Magazine referred to the billionaire as an “edgelord” and a “blue-skinned man-god.”

“This is the man who aspires to save our planet and get us a new one to inhabit: clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman, cad; a madcap hybrid of Thomas Edison, P.T. Barnum, Andrew Carnegie and Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan, the brooding, blue-skinned man-god who invents electric cars and moves to Mars,” the article gushed.

Musk gained the ire of many liberal political commentators, who were outraged by him being honored, because he often speaks out against taxes.

“They’re basically saying they want control of the assets,” Musk said in an interview with TIME. “This does not result in, actually, the good of the people. You want those who are managing capital to be good stewards of capital. And I think the government is inherently not a good steward of capital.”

Last month, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders demanded the wealthy pay what they owe in taxes, to which Musk replied: “I keep forgetting that you’re still alive.”

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8 responses to “Elon Musk Named Time Person of the Year, Magazine Calls Him ‘Clown, Genius, Edgelord, Visionary…’”

  1. Skynet0225 says:

    Musk is an eccentric visionary, like most true visionaries. Amazing, yet utterly predictable that the pathetic left criticizes him for living the personal life of austerity they proclaim is the way forward (except for them personally) while simultaneously disdaining the massive fortune he has accumulated.

  2. pandusa says:

    He is also a big proponent of transhumanism is he not? A lot of what he says is logical and insightful but a lot is also weird…IMO

  3. JazzRocknRoll says:

    Elon Musk has overcome technical challenges over the last 20 years; old guard engineers, scientists, and even Nasa astronauts would brutally critique his ambitious plans. So after working 18 hours, he goes home to a tiny house and sleeps in a plebian environment.

    Elon makes things happen, and he’s putting the naysayers in their place. In addition, he raises the hysterical postmodernists’ blood pressure, which is very entertaining.

    Elon Musk is the BADDEST MOTHER (excuse my French) in the World!

  4. pandusa says:

    Renfield-“And while the King was looking down-The Jester stole his thorny crown-The courtroom was adjourned-No verdict was returned…American Pie Don McLean

  5. pandusa says:

    Clown? I think (sometimes evil) Court Jester would have been closer. Oh, and that haircut will probably not age well. 2020’s version of the mullet. Wonder how much it cost? I agree with Bremin 1973 below. My puter won’t let me reply to her comment.

  6. HerrDoktor says:

    Just the fact that he makes bootlickers weep is enough to earn my respect.

    Although, I don’t understand why Time insists that his skin is blue… Someone help me?

  7. Breamin1973 says:

    Imagine a world where money and power isn’t what makes you man of the year but doing good for people and furthering peace does.

  8. Cahila says:

    Imagine the thought process that a human must go through to come to the conclusion that Elon does not deserve this award.