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After firing the press relationship team at Twitter (and nearly everyone else), CEO Elon Musk is once again showing the dirty, rotten media what he thinks of them.
On Sunday, Musk announced that [email protected], the company’s address that used to serve for handling inquiries from the press, now automatically responds with a poop emoji.
Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) (Opens in a new tab) We’ve tested it out, and sure enough, it’s true: A few seconds after sending an email to said address, we received a reply containing only one symbol, the dreaded poop emoji. Darn, Musk, you got us again!
It’s kinda funny, but also kinda sad. Credit: Stan Schroeder/Mashable
This isn’t the first time Musk has shown his disdain for press departments. The man fired Tesla’s PR department in 2020(Opens in a new tab) and seemingly took over to (fairly randomly) address queries of all sorts on (where else) Twitter.
The ugly side of this is the fact that Twitter is falling apart at the seams as Musk keeps firing workers from Twitter, often offending and denigrating them publicly while doing so – something which PR departments were invented to prevent.
But poop is funny, y’all.
Stan is a Senior Editor at Mashable, where he has worked since 2007. He’s got more battery-powered gadgets and band t-shirts than you. He writes about the next groundbreaking thing. Typically, this is a phone, a coin, or a car. His ultimate goal is to know something about everything.
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