Everyone — including fast-food chains and beer giants — is tweeting 'funding secured' to mock Elon Musk (TSLA)

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  • Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday: „Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.“ 
  • While Musk’s 4/20 joke seemed self-aware, it was the bizarre „funding secured“ kicker that set Twitter into a frenzy. 
  • „Funding secured“ quickly became a meme, with everyone on Twitter — including Carl’s Jr. and Busch Beer — making the same joke. 

 

Elon Musk is being roasted on Twitter by everyone from a beer giant to Carl’s Jr. 

On Tuesday, Musk sent both Tesla shareholders and Twitter into a frenzy with the tweet: „Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.“ 

Tesla shares spiked, resulting in Musk’s net worth skyrocketing to $25.8 billion. 

And, on Twitter, the tweet had a different kind of impact — becoming an instant meme. While Musk seemed to be attempting to make a weed joke with the 4/20 reference, it was the tweet’s kicker that sent the internet spiraling out of control. 

 Suddenly, every tweet seemed to conclude with two words: „funding secured.“ 

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As is often the case, the brands were quick to get in on the fun. 

Carl’s Jr. had a fry-centric proposal: 

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And, Busch Beer said it was gearing up for a name change: 

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It is truly inspiring to see how many people have secured funding for their meals and have decided to make the same joke on Twitter. 

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As for Tesla, legal experts told Business Insider that the „funding secured“ tweet could raise some red flags — especially if any part of it is found to be untrue. 

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Source: Business insider

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