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Elon Musk Responds After Chinese Lookalike Goes Viral

James Aldred

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Elon Musk Responds After Chinese Lookalike Goes Viral


A video of the unnamed man was posted on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, last week before being uploaded to Facebook.

It shows the men, dressed in all black, stood next to a stunning black car.

The similarities between him and Musk were immediately drawn, with thousands on social media tagging Musk in the comments sections of posts about it.

And now the Telsa and SpaceX CEO has spoken out about his supposed doppelganger.

Musk tweeted in response to an article about the man: “Maybe I’m partly Chinese!”

The remark prompted some brilliant conversations on Twitter.

“Now we all know you have a twin brother in China,” one user commented.

“Wow,” another said.

A third said: “In Hindu mythology, the belief is that in the world, there are seven similar looking people.

“So every person has 7 doppelgangers and they may never come across each other in a lifetime.”

Credit: Douyin
Credit: Douyin

Local publication The Global Times suggested Musk’s Asian lookalike may have used AI technology to mimic the features of the billionaire.

However, the doppelganger has agreed to do a livestream to prove that the resemblance is genuine.

Musk, who is considered to be the wealthiest person in the world, was recently crowned Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2021, joining the likes of Franklin D Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr in that exclusive club.

Elon Musk. Credit: Alamy
Elon Musk. Credit: Alamy

The magazine said of his win: “For creating solutions to an existential crisis, for embodying the possibilities and the perils of the age of tech titans, for driving society's most daring and disruptive transformations, Elon Musk is Time's 2021 Person of the Year."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Elon Musk, Celebrity

James Aldred
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