But, besides being TIME’s Person of the Year in 2021, and Forbes’ second richest billionaire of 2021, Elon Musk has quite a presence on social media, particularly on Twitter. His tweets are the most random, be it announcing a new weird product from Tesla’s shop, or a thought that he had at a particular moment.
His latest one? It’s about McDonald’s. The SpaceX founder and CEO wrote: “I will eat a happy meal on tv if @McDonalds accepts Dogecoin”
This comes, probably, as a response to McDonald’s most recent tweet, which wrote: “how are you doing people who run crypto twitter accounts.”
Cryptocurrency has increased in popularity these last few years, and it surprises no one that Musk might opt for it instead of regular cash.
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency created as a joke by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. It was also considered the first “meme coin,” and the first “dog coin,” inspired by Japanese dog Doge, which became meme famous in 2013. And, since Elon Musk wants to desperately prove he’s the “cool” and “relatable” billionaire, he knows of it and loves it. Recently, Tesla Inc shop also added Dogecoin as a payment method for its products.
After Musk’s tweet, a wave of memes ensued, but there hasn’t been an answer from the famous fast-food company yet. We can’t help but wonder, why would Musk want to eat the happy meal on television? Nobody asked him to.
I will eat a happy meal on tv if @McDonalds accepts Dogecoin— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2022
how are you doing people who run crypto twitter accounts— McDonald's (@McDonalds) January 24, 2022