Internet's favourite Elon Musk seems to have had enough of it. The SpaceX employee who is famous for his quirky, often bizarre and invariably viral tweets, announced that he will be taking a break from Twitter.
Taking to the microblogging platform, Musk announced, "Off Twitter for a while".
Off Twitter for a while— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 2, 2020
The announcement came days after the birth of Musk's first child with his musician wife Grimes. It also followed the successful launch of SpaceX's Demo-2 mission.
The cryptic announcement left many wondering why Musk chose to quit social media, which he actively uses to communicate with the world.
Musk's tweet was met with thousands of memes and jokes.
You launched a rocket and brought it back to earth WHILE being active on Twitter. I am scared— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 2, 2020
Coward— Ryan | Black Lives Matter (@RyanHoulihan) June 2, 2020
Imagine hitching your wagon to maga.— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 2, 2020
You’re not allowed to leave and go to mars while we’re all stuck here with riots, virus panic, murder hornets and Ebola. At least take some of us with you. — Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 2, 2020
why not just forever— Eliot ( ) (@EliotETC) June 2, 2020
You could tweet Black Lives Matter first...— The Arkadia ※ ಠ෴ಠ (@TheArkadia_) June 2, 2020
Many also slammed the auto-maker with over 35 million followers for quitting social media at a time when it was rife with protest and outrage regarding the #blacklivesmatter movement.
Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Musk Earlier this month, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk announced the birth of the baby boy in a post on Twitter, revealing his son was called "X Æ A-12 Musk."