Elon Musk’s mother chastised him for tweeting about the death in response to comments he said were made by a Russian politician attacking the use of Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine.
“If I die in mysterious circumstances, it’s nice to know you,” Musk tweeted on Sunday.
“It’s not funny,” Maye Musk tweeted in response Monday.
Musk wrote the “dying” tweet after posting a screenshot of comments he says were made against him by Dmitry Rogozin, Moscow’s space chief, and sent to Russian media.
According to a translation of the comments posted by Musk, Rogozin said that “Internet terminals of Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite company were delivered to Nazi Azov Battalion militants and Ukrainian Marines in Mariupol by military helicopters.”
The translation continues: “Elon Musk is therefore involved in supplying the fascist forces in Ukraine with military communications equipment. And for that, Elon, you will be held responsible like an adult – no matter how crazy you play.”
Musk tagged the translation with the following comment: “The word ‘Nazi’ doesn’t mean what he seems to think it means.”
Musk’s Starlink satellite internet division supplied thousands of terminals to Ukraine after the Russian invasion disrupted internet flows. As of last month, more than 5,000 Starlink internet kiosks were active across the country, the Washington Post reported.
In response to his mother’s scolding, the billionaire responded by saying “Sorry! I’ll do my best to stay alive.”