Elon Musk’s criticism of Mark Zuckerberg persists as Meta’s Twitter-like platform, Threads, approaches 100 million users.
Threads vs. Twitter
Following the recent launch of Threads, an accompanying app for Instagram that directly rivals Twitter, Musk has been consistently expressing his disapproval. Over the past few days, the Tesla CEO and owner of the struggling social media platform has been targeting Threads’ functionalities, and he has even taken legal action, alleging that Meta recruited former Twitter employees to develop the app, which he deems a “copycat.”
However, on Sunday, Musk’s criticism took a more straightforward form.
Musk tweeted a screenshot of a Threads conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and the Wendy’s fast food account, accompanied by the statement “Zuck is a cuck.” This phrase alludes to a sexual fetish involving watching one’s partner engage in sexual activities with someone else.
In a subsequent tweet, Musk discarded any subtlety and made a direct and explicit request: “I propose a literal dick measuring contest.”
In the ongoing feud between the two billionaires, Musk has intensified his critique of Zuckerberg, targeting both his personal background and the fundamental concept behind Threads. At one point, Musk even went as far as challenging Zuckerberg to a mixed martial arts fight.
On Saturday, Musk dismissed Threads as “just Instagram without pictures,” finding it illogical considering that enticing images are a primary reason for people using the app.
In response, Zuckerberg has also taken some jabs, albeit in a more subtle manner. He broke an 11-year silence on Twitter to share a meme featuring two Spider-Men pointing at each other, drawing a clear parallel between Threads and Twitter.
Zuckerberg hasn’t shied away from replying to several Threads posts that mock Musk, including the previously mentioned interaction with Wendy’s. The battle of words between the two tech moguls shows no signs of slowing down.
Potential Showdown in the Musk-Zuckerberg Feud
Despite the ongoing rivalry between the two billionaires, Zuckerberg has reason to celebrate. Within less than a week since its launch, Threads has already amassed over 98 million users, as reported by Quiver Quantitative.
Nevertheless, Musk’s Twitter platform maintains its lead, boasting an estimated 368 million users worldwide as of December 2022, according to Statista.
Whether the peculiar social media-driven feud between Musk and Zuckerberg is playful banter or stems from genuine competition remains unclear.
Interestingly, both individuals have expressed their willingness to participate in the MMA match that Musk has proposed. UFC President Dana White claims to have spoken with both parties and estimates that the fight could generate revenue exceeding a billion dollars.
“Absolutely,” White confirmed earlier this week when asked if they are interested in fighting. He also mentioned having a date in mind but stated that it won’t coincide with UFC 300, with the specific announcement to be made when ready.
In the ongoing clash between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, the rivalry continues as Threads gains momentum with almost 100 million users. Despite the impressive growth, Musk’s Twitter still holds a significant lead. Whether their feud is playful banter or serious competition remains unclear, but both have expressed interest in a potential MMA match.
UFC President Dana White anticipates the fight could generate over a billion dollars in revenue, although a specific date is yet to be announced. The battle between these tech moguls shows no signs of slowing down.