Twitter witnesses a chain reaction of responses as Elon Musk takes yet another jibe at Bezos with his tweet. Business rivalry is not a new aspect. And netizens aren’t strangers to the bitter rivalry between Bezos and Musk. After all, being at the top of two leading companies focusing on the same field does call for some good old competition. And this is not the first time that Musk has unleashed his tweets on Jeff Bezos. They say sarcasm is the sharpest weapon that can make a deep cut. If that is true, Musk definitely has some “deep cuts” to his credit. This time, in his tweet, Musk went on to say that, “Bezos retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX.” Here is the tweet.
Turns out Besos retired in order to pursue a full-time job filing lawsuits against SpaceX …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 27, 2021
The What and Why
Elon Musk is clearly not happy with the fact that Bezos is directing extreme enthusiasm at filing lawsuits against his company, SpaceX. Let us not forget that Blue Origin, Bezos’ space firm went on to sue NASA in response to losing a very important government contract to SpaceX. Perhaps it is a clear case of sour grapes. However, it also had the effect of putting a lag on SpaceX’s work. For the uninformed, the contract was concerned with putting astronauts on the Moon. And now, to add fuel to the fire, Amazon pressured the Federal Communications Commission(FCC) to not comply with the plans submitted by SpaceX that deal with the launch of yet another group of satellites. These satellites are to be used to facilitate the powering of Starlink, the satellite internet service. Although the latest complaint is not an official lawsuit, it does express protest against the process. And it doesn’t seem like Amazon wants an absolute halt to the process. Rather it is asking for better clarity concerning the plans.
As soon as Musk’s tweet made its presence known, responses began to flow in. After all, a normal tweet from Elon Musk unleashes a flurry of responses. Add to it some good old rivalry, the speed is magnified. Let us take a look at the spectrum of reactions and responses.
He’s jealous of your success
— The World Of Tesla (@WorldofTesla1) August 27, 2021
But still bezos refuses 😓 pic.twitter.com/QIEFen7gfk
— DharanishPk (@DharanishPK) August 27, 2021
When someone is 10 years ahead of you in almost every way, the only way to stop them is by lobbying and lawyers. which is sad for our future.
— ufo_johnny (@ufo_johnny) August 27, 2021
Everybody thinks it is a clear case of sour grapes.
He seems to be quite jealous and vindictive. No one is stopping him from jumping on twitter…
— Ross Gerber (@GerberKawasaki) August 27, 2021
That is a rather bizarre request.
Please, instead of cheese can you put this into orbit? pic.twitter.com/9owVUebo1z
— TeslaJokes 🚗🩳🍸🐍&🎷🪙 /s (@tesla_jokes) August 27, 2021
No, nobody is laughing.
— Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley (@teslaownersSV) August 27, 2021
That is a really good question with a really good answer.
Why doesn't Jeff like you?
…or, what did you do to him to make him so spiteful????
— Josh Keegan 🇦🇺🚀🛰🌌 (@josuhakeegan) August 27, 2021
Well, cannot be denied that they do sound like fifth-graders at times.
I must say it's truly disgusting learning every day, not the joyous pursuit of space, advancements in technology, and the drive and innovation that encompasses all towards achieving those goals, but rather petty litigious bickering that hampers the sincere unity that once was.
— Jon Alexander 🇺🇸 (@freshstart4me2) August 27, 2021
Now that is what you call, point-blank criticism.
… And he'll thank the Amazon employees and customers for providing the money to pay for it.
— Pranay Pathole (@PPathole) August 27, 2021
Elon musk becomes world richest person
Jeff bezos- pic.twitter.com/eZCAtAyENJ
— Aj (@AjessePinkman) August 27, 2021
Bezos! Chill out and enjoy your $Billions. Stop filing meaningless lawsuits against SpaceX.
— Fredrik C Gromer (@GromerFredrik) August 27, 2021
If we're hearing about this much in public, imagine the effort Bezos is making to undermine Space X behind closed doors. He has hired over 600 former Pentagon employees over the past few years just to get a leg up on government contracts for AWS.
— PJ Wehmeyer (@pjwehmeyer) August 27, 2021
Well, it is always a matter of choice.
Bezos: I want to push forward in this race to utilise space.
Also Bezos: I want to hinder those who are already considerably ahead of me. pic.twitter.com/gD9c3BQXep
— Invest Duck 🦆 (@InvestDuck) August 27, 2021
If Blue Origin wants to make an attorney constellation they have assets for 50 launches in a row.
— Pedro Pallotta (@PallottaPedro) August 27, 2021
It’s over Jeff, Elon has the high ground! pic.twitter.com/hbLB6aIjVW
— 💸💸💸 (@itsALLrisky) August 27, 2021