The Brief: Elon Musk's tweet about hosting PewDiePie's Meme Review segment has led to a resurgence of Elon Musk memes, including a popular one of him holding a prop minigun.
On Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted “host meme review?” presumably referring to him hosting a segment on PewDiePie‘s YouTube channel. The tweet also included a photo of himself holding what appears to be a prop Minigun. This tweet, and the implications behind it have made Elon Musk memes go viral once again.
PewDiePie and Elon Musk fans enthusiastically reacted to the news of this potential collaboration. The PewDiePie subreddit is saturated with Musk-related memes. It is likely that if Elon Musk does host a Meme Review episode, that he would review some memes that are about him or use his image. For example last year, after appearing on an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast and hitting a blunt, many memes of this image surfaced, poking fun at the idea of a high-profile CEO smoking weed.
The photo that Musk tweeted has been widely memed and photoshopped. In the picture, he is holding what appears to be a prop minigun in a strange, spaceship-like room, with a blurry person in the background. Some memes and comments have drawn connections between the gun in this picture and the flamethrower that Musk infamously marketed. Other memes add details to the picture that add elements of comedy to it.
Elon Musk memes include a range of sentiments about the CEO including both admiration and ridicule. Musk appears to be a connoisseur of dank memes so a collaboration with PewDiePie is poised to be quality entertainment and meme material.
Oh no! He has AirPods in!