On Monday, 13th February 2023, a verified account tweeted that Elon musk was seen rocking a rodeo Doge shirt for the Super Bowl, resulting in Dogecoin rallying.
— 💸💸💸 (@itsALLrisky) February 13, 2023
Attached to the tweet was a picture of Elon musk rocking a Dogecoin shirt, sitting next to Media mogul, owner of the FOX empire, and this year’s broadcaster of the Super Bowl chief Rupert Murdoch as well as his daughter, producer, and investor Elisabeth Murdoch. Musk was asked by one Twitter follower what they were discussing, to which he curtly responded in a tweet, ‘Dogecoin.’
Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency created by Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer, also fondly referred to as the ‘meme coin’ and ranks 9th place at the CoinMarket Cap displaying significant stability. Elon Musk has always influenced the price of Dogecoin for years, single-handedly controlling the rise and fall of the currency with a single tweet or stunt.
Yet the reactions to Musk’s current stunt are not as positive as previous ones after an announcer pointed the pair out on TV. Many people on Twitter have dropped comments on the pair sitting together, with the majority suggesting that it may be possible evidence of some right-wing political affiliation on Musk’s part.
A user by the name of Jimmy posted the sarcastic take commenting on Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk taking in the Super Bowl together and referring to them as Two apolitical billionaires without similar agendas or beliefs, just being dudes.
Another Twitter user posted that the new development can’t possibly be of any good, with some others referring to both men as “rightwing oligarchs.”
Democratic strategist Sawyer Hackett also posted a sarcastic take on Twitter, referring to both men as just two right-wing billionaires who control massive misinformation platforms enjoying each other’s company at the Super Bowl.
Speculations are now flying in the air about a possible business collaboration between the two business veterans after the Chief of Twitter was seen cozying up to the media mogul.
The sight of the older and younger Murdoch with Musk is sure to ignite a wide array of speculation about possible activity between Murdoch’s businesses and Musk’s many investments. Musk’s $44 billion takeover of Twitter in October has been a major spectacle to date, with the social media platform experiencing a significant migration of staff and advertising dollars, leading Musk to become somewhat of a divisive figure.