They sound exasperated, even when they profess to be his fans. And they all seem to want just one thing: Please, stop tweeting.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s tweet appearing to mock the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has garnered thousands of replies and retweets, with several people begging Musk to consider how his social-media antics continue to drag Tesla stock — and, in some cases, reportedly cost them their hard-earned money.
Tesla TSLA, -3.49% shares ended 7% lower Friday in the wake of Musk’s “Shortseller Enrichment Commission” tweet and Musk’s renewed criticism of short sellers.
Musk tweeted at the first few people to comment on the original tweet, including to a person who said he appeared to be working “against us longs” as well.
“Hang in there. If you are truly long-term, it will be fine,” Musk tweeted.
Follow below to see some of the more desperate-sounding tweets begging Musk to stay away from social media
‘Think of us small people’: Tesla fans are begging Elon Musk to stop tweeting