When he first became CEO of Twitter, Elon Musk was suddenly “asked for money” by a Japanese manga artist for using emojis from his comics. Let’s see what the exact story is.
Who is Elon Musk?
Elon Musk is a South African-American engineer, businessman and inventor. Born on June 28, 1971, he rose to fame while developing SpaceX and Tesla. Recently, Elon Musk acquired Twitter and officially became the CEO of this popular social networking site.
Just days into his tenure, Elon Musk has created a series of disruptions in the Twitter team and in the service it provides to customers. Recently, Elon Musk made users furious when he allowed the green tick to be purchased for $8/month.
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Japanese manga artist asks Elon Musk to pay for meme!
Just a few days ago, Elon Musk posted a picture of a girl (from the Crying Aya Asagiri meme) asking her boyfriend to use Google Maps, but he (from the folk metal band Heilung meme) Refused. The photo is usually so funny that… a Japanese manga artist asked Elon Musk to pay for a meme.
Kentarou Satou is a manga author who created the manga Mahou Shoujo Site – the origin of the Crying Aya Asagiri meme. After seeing a photo of the Twitter CEO, the author humorously “asked” Elon Musk to pay for his meme.
Elon Musk, the new CEO of Twitter, used my cartoons on Twitter without permission, so I’m asking $1 billion.
Although it was just a joke, Sato Kentaro’s “request for money” made many people excited. Some users also believe that the Japanese manga artist is making fun of the $8-a-month collection system for users who subscribe to Green from Twitter.
All that said, Japanese authors don’t really want Elon Musk to pay. But for some reason…the funny image above has disappeared from Elon Musk’s Twitter feed. Hmm, don’t know if it’s because of being “screamed” to pay?
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