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You Can Find a Fake Anything in China, Including a Fake Elon Musk. Meet Yi Long Musk

A viral video shared on TikTok has puzzled the Internet, as it appeared to feature a younger, Chinese clone of Elon Musk, complete with his facial expressions and the smug face.
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People say that for anything on Earth there is a cheaper and possibly even better 'Made in China' replica. Now, this seems to apply to people too, after a viral video on TikTok features a younger Chinese Elon Musk. The video was shared on 9GAG and from there it took off to the stratosphere, having people puzzled. The subject of the video being “The Meme King” himself, it wasn’t long before his Chinese doppelganger was dubbed “Yi Long Musk.”

As you can see in the video below, Musk’s lookalike has the same facial features as Tesla’s CEO, and his hair is styled the same as Musk’s before his new face appeared on the Time cover. A nice touch is the Tesla Model 3 in the background, although we suppose Musk would have driven a Model S.

The clip is a cut from another TikTok video that shows the man being interviewed by another person. Musk’s lookalike speaks the local dialect fluently, according to Chinese comments, and should be therefore a local of the area.

It could also be that the video is a deep fake, as some Internet comments point out. Deep fakes are usually extremely convincing, using deep learning technology to scan a person’s face and then paste it onto another’s person body. A lot of viral videos on the Internet today are fake or manipulated, so we should take this one with a grain of salt.

Elon Musk has earned himself the Meme King badge by sharing random thoughts on Twitter, some of them controversial enough to put him at odds with financial bodies in the U.S. It is also worth mentioning that Musk’s tweets propped “the meme coin” Dogecoin to incredible value in the past year.

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