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Elon Musk's reaction to Clooney

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by tray loader, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. tray loader

    tray loader Member

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    What Elon did today may signal the beginning of the end in the public perception of TESLA.
    You cannot react like this.
    This will be backfiring harder as the fires.

    What, my god, what drives this man.....
     
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    Exactly. Are you saying that his lack of reaction is a big problem, or has he made a recent statement that I'm not aware of that is giving you displeasure? If it is the latter, a link to the response would be most welcome.
     
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    Question.... why would Mr. Clooney come out now about his former Roadster that was donated to charity???? Please explain someone. Thank you.
     
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    Misrepresenting fire risk. He's being "extremely misleading" about fire risk. Comparing small number of brand new Teslas to all gas cars averaging 15 years old where 96% of fires do NOT occur as a result of a collision.

    Hard to find any better car than Model S for fire risk? How about a Nissan LEAF. Zero fires. Or a Chevy Volt. Zero fires other than weeks after a crash test.

    The earnings call. Him purposely trying to lower the stock price. I really appreciate that effort as a stock holder. Silly me.

    Didn't sound that bad about Clooney. He didn't try to defend Tesla, only said it was an old comment from 5 years ago.
     
  7. markb1

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    #7 markb1, Nov 14, 2013
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    Elon said this on twitter:

    Twitter / elonmusk: In other news, George Clooney ...


    Kind of funny. It doesn't seem like a big deal.

    Edit: Guess I should read the links. This tweet was quoted in the first article.
     
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    It's kind of snarky, but I don't see it as a huge deal either.
     
  9. yobigd20

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    not a big deal. have some humor and get over it.
     
  10. qwk

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    Elon's response is actually pretty funny. As for the OP, did you short at the wrong time again?
     
  11. Beckler

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    It was meant to be funny, which it was, while making the point that Clooney's thoughts on the matter (and presumably on any matter) are irrelevant. :D

    Musk, it would seem, is pretty unique in that he says whatever he wants, and appears to be honest as well without any regard for PR or marketing nonsense. And that's a great thing, IMO. Where else can you find that in the business world? That's right, nowhere. But clearly this is the type of person he is - he does what he wants. For example, while the world babbled on for 50 years about a "chicken and egg" problem between EV's and charging infrastructure, he just goes ahead himself and in a few years, builds them. Both.
     
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    Well it wasn't a very smart PR move. If I were him I would send out a Model S just to show how far the company has progressed.
     
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    George Clooney is a loser and has not contributed one iota to the betterment of mankind. Don't waste your breath on him...and don't go to his movies, either!
     
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    Clooney: dammit Tesla I'm stranded again in my Roadster

    Tesla CS: we're very sorry for your inconvenience Mr. Clooney we will send someone out immediately to determine the problem

    Clooney: they just got here, wow that was fast

    Tesla Tech: It looks like everything is working but the battery is fully depleted and your charging port smells like gasoline, when was the last time you plugged it in?

    Clooney: plugged it in? I just filled it with unleaded like ten minutes ago!
     
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    In his defense, didn't he fund a program that launched a satellite to help the Sudanese people by documenting and attempting to prevent genocide in the region. That's actually quite a remarkable contribution.
     
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    If I didn't think some are actually serious about nitpicking everything that comes out of Elon Musk's mouth (or keyboard), I'd actually think it was meant as a joke. The reality is people just aren't happy unless they're beating down on someone else. If Elon Musk says nothing then there's the crowd that complains because he said nothing. If he makes a canned PR statement then there's the crowd that complains it's a canned PR statement and just meant for PR sake. And if, heaven forbid, he just says whatever is on his mind in a straight forward, honest, and often times, really humerous manner then there's the crowd that complains because he was straight forward, honest and funny.

    I actually expected Elon Musk to tweet something. It's entirely in his nature to strike back when someone takes an UNWARRANTED shot at his company/product. Mr. Clooney could have gotten away with saying something negative about his Roadster/experience with his Roadster had he not made an unfair comment. "Yes, I owned a Roadster. I was one of the first cats to get one. It had a few issues and I found myself stranded on the side of the road a time or two, but darn it all, that car could smoke. It certainly wasn't a golf cart."
     
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    Yes.

    And he did buy one of the first Roadsters…

    Personally I think it would be kind of cool if he publicly announced that he had just ordered a Model S. And that actually doesn’t feel like it’s completely out of the realm of what’s possible. Ben Affleck owns one. And I think Matt Damon kept his Roadster. And I also think the three know each other…

    Or then again – maybe he’s just a really hardcore Tango fan… :rolleyes:

    Clooney_Tango.jpg
     
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    Elon: "In other news, George Clooney reports that his iPhone 1 had a bug back in '07"

    I love it! That is hilarious. Thank you Elon.
     
  19. HVM

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    #19 HVM, Nov 14, 2013
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    Meh...

    Real Elon Musk is ten times funnier than the fake "Bored" one ;P

    "Ariane 5 has no chance" (Arianespace: 0.o)

    "NYT car review was FAKE" ("You can NOT to say that")

    ...
     
  20. huntjo

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    funny and not an inappropriate response
     

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