Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, has reacted to the resignation of Jack Dorsey as the CEO of Twitter with a brutal Joseph Stalin meme.
Tesla CEO and world’s richest man Elon Musk has mocked Jack Dorsey and the upcoming Twitter CEO with a brutal Joseph Stalin meme.
Mr. Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, who has an estimated net worth of US$13.8 billion, Announces his resignation as CEO of the company on Tuesday 30 November.
Twitter’s Chief Technical Officer Parag Agarwal was announced as his successor.
“I have decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders,” Mr Dorsey wrote in a statement.
“I have deep trust in Parag as the CEO of Twitter. His work over the past 10 years has been transformative. I am so grateful for his skill, heart and soul. It’s time to lead them.”
Mr Musk, who has 65.1 million followers on Twitter, and is known for his erratic posts, took a dig at Mr Dorsey and Mr Agarwal by recreating an infamous photo of Stalin with Nikolai Yezhov in the Moscow Canal.
Stalin’s “Great Purge”, a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union from 1936 to 1938, was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1.2 million people.
Nikolai Yezhov, a secret police officer, was executed in 1940.
Stalin attempted to erase Yezhov from the historical record, even removing him from the picture of the two men.
Entrepreneur Ahmed Tariq wrote in response to Mr Musk’s tweet, “There’s a lot of dark humor here.”
The Tesla CEO has a strong meme game. “He who controls the memes controls the universe,” he tweeted last year.
Last month he reposted a 28-year-old meme that immediately sold as an NFT for about $20,000.
His memes in support of cryptocurrencies, especially his favorite Dogecoin, have helped Crypto skyrocketing in price,