In Defiance Of Stay-At-Home Orders, Elon Musk Posts Photo Of Sundae From Buca di Beppo

In Defiance Of Stay-At-Home Orders, Elon Musk Posts Photo Of Sundae From Buca di Beppo

No rest for the restless, billionaire edgelord Elon Musk's coronavirus quarantine isn't so different from the rest of ours. He's welcomed a newborn into the world, turned the child into a meme with an unpronounceable name, and called the California government a "fascist" state for imposing shelter-in-place orders amid the coronavirus pandemic.

After reopening his plants Tuesday, a defiant victory for the Tesla-owner, he tweeted a photograph of, as he put it, "Ice cream sundae in a martini glass" from family-style Italian chain restaurant Bucca di Beppo. Why did he do this, you ask? Because "life should be lived," according to Musk.

Nothing says "life being lived" like a trip to Bucca.

Some viewers were quick to point out that Musk had apparently used a photograph originally posted by the Instagram food blogger @theepisodiceater.

One eagle-eyed Twitter user shared the images side-by-side, pointing out the Episodic Eater watermarks shown in the bottom-right corner.

Episodic Eater subsequently responded to the controversy by writing on their Instagram Story, "Man, people are getting mad for me on twitter for being uncredited."

Still, despite all this, people were more than happy to make fun of Elon for sharing the picture, as if going to Buca di Beppo was first on anyone's list. We're already eating far too much pasta as it is. Well, many not Robert Pattinson.

Buca, however, is going all-in on Musk, announcing that they would be opening a Mars location as soon as SpaceX takes us there. Olive Garden has yet to comment on what is an obvious snub.

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Well, if i was cynical, i would say he stole this image to give an illusion that he is going out himself so it should be fine for his workers to go out and work all while hiding away in his mansion like all the other rich people rubbing his hands together at the money he is gonna make and calling congressmen to make sure he wont be liable for all the potential deaths his decision to open his factory up will cause.

but im not that cynical, so im sure he is just a normal douchebag.


When I was a little kid, one of my teachers once remarked that some kids act out because they just want attention and don't care if it's positive or negative. This baffled me to the point of skepticism. How could anyone truly prize attention unto itself and not care if it's positive or negative? Isn't the very DEFINITION of negative attention that it's unpleasant to receive? Surely no one could ever be like that.

I never shared my doubts with this teacher, but if I had, I'd owe them an apology now.


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