As Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter bid rests in frozen animation, the billionaire’s mother says she is concerned about her son’s safety.
“When I see all the malicious comments on Twitter, I really do worry about him, yes,” Maye Musk told “CBS Mornings” in a May 19 interview when co-host Gayle King asked about her thoughts on Elon’s safety.
The comments of the 74-year-old cover star of Sports Illustrated echoed her Twitter post earlier this month in reply to the Tesla CEO’s May 8 tweet about dying in “mysterious circumstances.”
“That’s not funny,” said the concerned mother, to which Elon replied, “Sorry! I will do my best to stay alive.”
That’s not funny???????? https://t.co/KgLAzY3F8s
— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) May 9, 2022
The May 8 mother-and-son exchange came after Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, accused the SpaceX CEO of being “involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communication equipment,” as shown by a translation provided by Elon Musk in a May 8 tweet.
“And for this, Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult—no matter how much you’ll play the fool,” reads Roscosmos’ memo.
Besides standing in the crosshairs of Russian forces invading Ukraine—perhaps literally—the 50-year-old tech CEO also took issue with the White House’s economic policies while speaking at a tech conference and called the Democratic Party the party of “division and hate” in a tweet on May 18.
“A mother always worries about her children, and I’ve got three,” the CEO’s mother said, “but [Elon]’s the one I’m worried about.”
In the same interview, Maye also took issue with the bots on Twitter, a pertinent issue that is holding back the Tesla CEO from completing the Twitter deal.
“Yesterday, I was tweeting out, all the bots that have seven followers but 1,000 likes, and they are [sic] all malicious comments,” said Maye, “but these people don’t have any followers … How did they get 1,000 people liking their malicious statements and then re-tweeting it 400 times?”
“There’s something organized that’s going on there,” she added. “You can’t just make that up.”