Leave Elon alone!!!

Someone’s Jelly

It seems even billionaire CEOs like to throw the occasional shade via Twitter — and then deny it when confronted.

The tea: On October 31, Roland Busch, deputy CEO of German engineering powerhouse Siemens, called SpaceX CEO Elon Musk a “true visionary of our time” in a tweet.

Eight days later, Busch’s boss, Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, published a tweet of his own.

“Amusing opinions in our country: When a German chief executive proactively orients his company toward the future, he is regarded as ‘lofty’ and ‘philosophical,” he wrote in German, according to Reuters’ translation. “When a pot smoking colleague in the United States talks about Peterchen’s moon ride, he is an admired visionary.”

Walking Back

The use of the term “visionary,” the mention of the Moon, and the fact that Musk famously smoked cannabis during an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast in 2018 all suggest that Kaeser was referring to the SpaceX CEO with his tweet.

But when journalist Axel Höpner asked, Kaeser denied the connection.

“This is NOT AT ALL about Mr. Busch and/or Mr. Musk,” he tweeted.

Keep telling yourself that.

READ MORE: Siemens CEO deplores admiration for ‘pot smoker’ after deputy praised Elon Musk [Reuters]

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