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Elon Musk's mom scolds him for tweeting about dying

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  • "If I die under mysterious circumstances, it's been nice knowin ya," Musk tweeted Sunday.
  • It followed comments he said were made by Moscow's space chief attacking the supply of Starlink terminals to Ukraine.
  • "That's not funny," Maye Musk said in response to her son's tweet.
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Elon Musk's mother scolded him for tweeting about dying in response to comments he said were made by a Russian politician attacking the use of Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine.

"If I die under mysterious circumstances, it's been nice knowin ya" Musk tweeted Sunday.

"That's not funny," Maye Musk tweeted in response on Monday.

Musk penned the 'dying' tweet after posting a screenshot of comments he said were made against him by Dmitry Rogozin, Moscow's space chief, and sent to Russian media. 

According to a translation of the comments posted by Musk, Rogozin said that "the internet terminals of Elon Musk's Starlink satellite company were delivered to the militants of the Nazi Azov Battalion and the Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters."

The translation continued: "Elon Musk, thus, is involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment. And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult – no matter how much you'll play the fool."

Musk tagged the translation with the comment: "The word 'Nazi' doesn't mean what he seems to think it does," 

Musk's Starlink satellite-based internet division has supplied thousands of terminals to Ukraine after Russia's invasion disrupted internet flows. As of last month, more than 5,000 Starlink internet terminals have been active in the country, The Washington Post reported.

In response to his mother's scolding, the billionaire responded by saying "Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive."


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