According to a Tweet on Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO and SpaceX creator Elon Musk stated he will buy the Coca-Cola beverage firm and recommended reinstating cocaine to the drink.
“Next, I’m going to buy Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in,” he tweeted.
The entrepreneur made the ostensibly sarcastic remark two days after the confirmation of a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.
“Let’s make Twitter maximum fun!” said another comment in response to the “cocaine” message.
On the social networking platform, the two tweets received over 1.3 million likes.
Many users on the bird-app have playfully encouraged Musk to make additional such acquisitions since the news of Musk’s purchase of Twitter broke.
One commenter implied that Musk should buy fast-food company McDonald’s and “repair all the ice cream machines,” a dig at the chain’s notoriously malfunctioning machines across the United States, to which Musk responded, “Listen, I can’t do miracles fine.”
Another person proposed that Musk buy the History Channel and turn it into a history channel, because the channel is notorious for broadcasting programming that isn’t easily classed as history.
Musk replied with a tear-of-joy facial emoticon.
While many of these remarks are sarcastically mocking Twitter’s exorbitantly expensive offer, it’s worth noting that a similar exchange between Musk and comedian Dave Smith on the microblogging app was one of the first signals of such a development.
According to sources, Coca-Cola is now valued at $284 billion, whereas Musk’s net worth is currently capped at $253 billion.
When it comes to the cocaine in Coke assertion, there is some truth to it.
Coca-Cola “does not include cocaine or any other dangerous substance, and cocaine has never been an added ingredient in Coca-Cola,” according to an official statement on the Coca-Cola website in the United Kingdom.