Elon Musk is teasing former President Donald Trump with a nasty, sexually charged Jesus meme to imply that Trump is unable to avoid Twitter.
Sunday, the world’s wealthiest man published a religious meme with his 118 million followers in reaction to Trump’s statement that he had “no reason” to return to Twitter following Musk’s reinstatement of his long-banned account.
It depicts a Jesus-like monk praying while a young woman genuflects in front of him, with the praying monk labeled “Donald Trump” and the woman’s behind covered with Twitter’s blue-bird emblem.
“And do not lead us into temptation…” Musk included a passage from Jesus’ prayer as the caption.
Musk’s image compared Twitter’s appeal to Trump to a monk avoiding the bare buttocks of a young woman. via Twitter
“So tempting…,” he wrote, implying that Trump was fighting to stay away from his once-favorite site after Musk permitted his back in response to a disputed poll.
The former president insists he will remain on his own truth Social site, where he has 4.61 million followers, as opposed to the 87.4 million who are now following his dormant Twitter account.
Trump claims he has “no motive” to return to Twitter despite having roughly 83 million more followers on that platform than on his Truth Social.
By early Monday morning, Musk’s meme had received over 700,000 likes and over 64,000 retweets.
The renowned psychologist Jordan Peterson commented, “You are pretty darn hilarious, Mr. Musk.”
It also provided fuel to many of Musk’s numerous opponents.
Musk’s tweet prompted his detractors to attack him more.
Beyond the apparent terrible sexism, this is so pathetically desperate on numerous levels, spat self-proclaimed “progressive reformer” and DNC member David Atkins from California.
Imagine being the wealthiest guy on planet and asking Donald Trump and alt-right ‘influencers’ for their attention.
Sensei Ryan, a martial arts instructor with over 22,000 followers, also criticized Musk’s post, describing it as “utterly disgusting, sacrilegious, and nasty.”
“It also reveals the sort of man you are,” he asserted of Twitter’s new owner, who values free expression.
Others proposed alternative readings of the meme, with one follower responding, “So you’re confessing to bending down for Trump?” Just asking.”
Leaf Singh, a Canadian Twitter comic, claimed to have created the meme first, responding to Musk, “Bro, at least give me credit for my effort.”
The artwork, however, looks to be the work of Milo Manara, an Italian artist renowned for his sophisticated yet raunchy images.