Elon Musk’s Chinese double astonishes Internet
A Chinese man is making waves online. Reason? Resembling the billionaire Elon Musk. The "double" of Tesla's CEO - as the Internet calls him - surprised many social media users.
The video is old, initially released by a user named Udubria Isaac on Instagram on June 1. However, it’s becoming viral now and has racked up more than 16 million views. The caption reads, “Elon Musk from China.”
The video starts with the Chinese man leaving a Tesla car smiling and saying, “Hi everybody, I’m Elon Musk.” Users have identified him as Yilong Ma.
Since sharing, the video has racked up over 1 million likes on Instagram. Users inundated the comments section of the post with startling remarks. They couldn’t believe the face of the Chinese guy looked like Elon Musk.
“LMAO, after having said Elon Musk, he no longer knows what to say.” This version is supposed to come from Mars and not China,’ said a user.
Another user described false and informed others, he said, Mr. Musk himself wanted to meet him, but he did not agree, many journalists invited him for interviews and he rejected them as well. He was even punished by the Chinese government for reasons I’m not sure about. I think it’s because of his impersonation.”
Recently, the European Space Agency (ESA) initiated preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which may lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the conflict in Ukraine blocked western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets, according to press agency Reuters.
With Japan and India, the American private rival to the European Arianespace appeared as a leading candidate to fill a temporary gap, but the final decisions depend on the still undetermined time frame for the late Ariane 6 rocket in Europe.