If your goal in life is to be liked by everybody, and you're the richest man in the world, it might help if you don't display tyrannical behavior as soon as you take over one of the world's leading social media sites.
On the other hand, if you're Elon Musk, you'll do just that.
Although Musk may be used to receiving some hate and backlash online, where he can hide behind his computer screen, nothing could prepare him for his experience on Sunday night when comedian Dave Chappelle invited Musk to join him onstage during a recent show in San Francisco.
Musk and Chappelle pose a strange team in the first place, with the only real commonality between the two being their shared antipathy toward transgender people. After making transphobic comments on a Netflix special at the end of 2021, Chappelle faced much of the same type of vocal backlash from advocates and supporters of the LGBTQ+ communities.
Making light of Musk's massive Twitter layoffs, Chappelle quipped: "Cheers and boos, I see. Elon, it sounds like some of the people you fired are here in the audience." Addressing the audience, he added, "All these people who are booing, and I'm just pointing out the obvious, you have terrible seats."
After the audience started booing every time Musk tried to get a word in, Chappelle had to resort to making jokes about pussy and titties to win them back over, although they carried on booing the disgraced billionaire offstage as he departed.
Chappelle closed out the experience saying, "I wish everyone in this auditorium peace and the joy of feeling free. And your pursuit of happiness. Amen."
Perhaps treating people how you'd like to be treated shouldn't be a forgotten practice, after all.