Elon Musk was booed when he awkwardly took the stage in Dave Chappelle’s comedy show.
The controversial SpaceX founder and Twitter owner was introduced at a show in San Francisco on Sunday night, drawing widespread derision from the audience.
posted clips muskof social media platforms show Chapel Attendees were asked to “make some voices for the richest man in the world.”
They quickly agreed, though most likely not in the way either of them intended.
“Elon,” Chappelle said, trying to interrupt the hostile reaction.
“Hey Dave,” the billionaire replied, and the boos continued.
“You didn’t expect this,” Musk quipped to his hosts on the nearly silent stage, as he spent most of his nearly five-minute appearance awkwardly standing still or pacing back and forth.
Chappelle said, the boos briefly interrupted by laughter: “Sounds like some of the people you fired were in the audience!”
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Musk ‘looked shocked’ at reception
Before Musk left the stage, Chappelle joked that the booers were the ones in the “bad seats.”
He shook hands with Musk before ushering him off the stage.
Musk “looked shocked” at the reception, one audience member said.
“Elon Musk just got boos like I’ve never heard before,” tweeted Ilana Stern.
“He couldn’t get a word in and the crowd booed him for 10 minutes. Not welcome at his home ground.
“He looked shocked and must have not gotten enough feedback in real life.”
Another attendee, James Yu, said he was “really sad for the world’s richest man”.
He tweeted: “I can’t believe he did this, Dave gave him so many opportunities to speak and he just put his hands in his pockets.”