Even as he pursues his $44 billion buyout of Twitter, Elon Musk has mocked the company in a joke mocking groups for altering their social media logos for LGBT Pride Month.
Musk tweeted on Tuesday a picture of an impending dust storm with rainbow-toned business logos, including Twitter’s, and the words ‘June is nearly here.’
It was the most recent rebuke Musk has leveled at Twitter, despite having signed a deal to acquire the company, which is expected to conclude in the not-too-distant future.
Wednesday will be the first day of Pride Month, which takes place every June, and a significant number of the world’s most well-known businesses update their outstanding web-based entertainment profiles on a daily basis.
Every year, the trend of rainbow business logos generates laughter and controversy, with some questioning if it is a true show of bravery or a scary attempt to pander.
Last year, Fortune magazine observed that several large corporations with local social average records did not alter their logos for Pride Month in accounts dedicated to the Middle East, where LGBT liberties are often limited.
‘Such inconsistencies were picked up on social media, prompting questioning and even mocking of firms that couldn’t maintain their marketing consistent across markets,’ according to the research.
For Pride Month last year, major automobile makers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen updated their markings in the West while keeping their Middle Eastern records unchanged.
Google-possessed YouTube, Microsoft, and Proctor & Gamble all launched different Pride Month promotions in different districts. None of the groups’ plans for June 2022 were made public right away.
Prior to Tuesday, Musk said that something ‘very strange’ is going on with his Twitter account, fueling fears that the company is deliberately hiding his posts from followers.
Musk fan and loyalist Steven Mark Ryan initially raised the concerns on Monday, when he created a poll asking whether people could view Musk’s more established tweets and responses after a brief period.
Almost 8,500 people had taken part in the research as of Tuesday afternoon eastern time, with 80% of them claiming to have had a similar problem.
Ryan went on to say that Twitter was neglecting its fans and misusing their assumptions in the name of transparency, leaving them with “no plan of action.”
Musk expressed his agreement with Ryan’s claims by writing ‘exceptionally pretty strange!’ on the string.
‘Perhaps doing the reverse would make Twitter a far better experience — just a suggestion,’ Musk wrote.
Musk’s tweets had stopped accumulating for some clients after more than 11 hours, but the issue went away on its own after refreshing the website many times for around 30 minutes.