Elon Musk Says He Wants To Buy Coca-Cola Next And Promises To Put Cocaine Back In
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shared in a bizarre wish of buying Coca-Cola and he has one big plan for the company if he achieves this goal.
The tech billionaire wrote on Twitter: “Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in.”
Look, it’s definitely one of the more insane business pitches we’ve ever heard, and we wonder how it would go down with the board.
Of course, this stirred up a frenzy on Twitter and many unsurprisingly welcomed Musk’s vision for the carbonated drink.
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
One user wrote: “I don’t know about you but… I’m liking the new ownership already @elonmusk.”
Another commented: “He is an inspiration to entrepreneurs, a visionary and innovative person determined to achieve his goals despite the obstacles in his way to positively impact the world. #ElonMusk #ElonMuskBuyTwitter #MoreThanJustAGame.”
Others questioned the billionaire’s insanity, with one user writing: “This is Kanye West level crazy. #ElonIsUnwell.”
A different user commented: “Why would you do that? That was stupid and dump what you just said. Grow up!”
Funnily enough, when Coca-Cola launched back in the 1800s, it was filled with cocaine and caffeine. The cocaine, which was derived from the coca leaf, was removed in the early 1900s.
The billionaire’s declaration to buy Coca-Cola comes after Twitter agreed to his $44 billion takeover bid.
In a statement announcing his mammoth offer, Musk said he wants to encourage ‘free speech’ on the social media site because he's concerned the company had imposed too many restrictions on content.
He wrote: "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential – I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it."
Twitter's Independent Board Chair Bret Taylor welcomed the billionaire's offer as he believes it’s the ‘best path’ for the company's future.
He wrote: "The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing.
"The proposed transaction will deliver a substantial cash premium, and we believe it is the best path forward for Twitter's stockholders."