Billionaire Elon Musk made a blunder and fans have not stopped trolling him for it. The CEO of SpaceX and Tesla recently acquired the famous social media platform, Twitter, for a whopping $44 billion. The billionaire is now the Chief Executive of the platform and recently tweeted a famous quote stating that it is from the Dune book series. However, many Twitter users corrected him claiming that the quote was originally said by psychologist Carl Jung. The billionaire was technically correct as the quote is actually from Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, which the movie is also based on, but the origin of it came from Carl Jung.
Elon Musk tweeted a famous quote
Billionaire Elon Musk, who has been the center of attention lately, tweeted a quote on his Twitter account. He wrote, “Fanaticism is always a function of repressed doubt – Dune.” The billionaire claimed that the famous quote is from Dune, however, Twitter users quickly pointed out that the statement was actually said by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. The actual quote is, “Fanaticism is always a sign of repressed doubt.”
It was quite embarrassing, but he was somewhat correct as the quote was mentioned in Frank Herbert’s famous 1965 novel, from which Dune (2021) is adapted. “Fanaticism is always a sign of repressed doubt” was said by Iblis Ginjo in the book.
The billionaire got trolled on Twitter
After tweeting the quote, many Twitter users slammed the billionaire on his own platform saying that he is too dumb to be a millionaire.
— En (@NovaVanta) November 22, 2022
I'm gonna go out on a limb and hazard that you have never once read Dune.
— April King 🌀 (@CubicleApril) November 21, 2022
It was actually said by Carl Jung … pic.twitter.com/DDoHROY0oB
— Codex OS (@codexeditor) November 22, 2022
elon getting fact checked is wild. this dude is getting sooo fired 😂
— mike (@redlapz) November 22, 2022
I… Elon… that's a Carl Jung quote, not a Dune quote… 🤦♂️
— Bobby (he/him) (Taylor's Version) 🐀 (@BobbyDoesMusic) November 22, 2022
It’s safe to say that Twitter followers did not go easy on him. He even replied to one of his fans who asked him about his favorite Frank Herbert novel. The billionaire replied, “Dune. Amazing to think it was written in 1965!” Many claimed that he shouldn’t be a millionaire as he is too dumb to be one while his fans claimed that he is technically correct.
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Elon Musk acquired Twitter for a whopping $44 billion
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk actively uses Twitter, a social media platform he recently acquired for $44 billion. Soon after the successful acquisition, the billionaire became the Chief Executive of the platform and planned several new changes for the platform including a verified badge that costs $8 a month. Recently the billionaire also revealed that the number of people using Twitter is currently at an all-time high.
However, it was revealed that he fired the company’s previous chief executive and other senior leaders plus laid off roughly 3700 people in the first week of November. Shortly after that hundreds of employees decided to quit their jobs due to long working hours and heavy workload.
Source: Fox Business