Everyone — including fast-food chains and beer giants — is tweeting 'funding secured' to mock Elon Musk

  • Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $US420. Funding secured.”
  • While Musk’s 4/20 joke seemed self-aware, it was the bizarre “funding secured” kicker that set Twitter into a frenzy.
  • “Funding secured” quickly became a meme, with everyone on Twitter – including Carl’s Jr. and Busch Beer – making the same joke.

Elon Musk is being roasted on Twitter by everyone from a beer giant to Carl’s Jr.

On Tuesday, Musk sent both Tesla shareholders and Twitter into a frenzy with the tweet: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $US420. Funding secured.”

Tesla shares spiked, resulting in Musk’s net worth skyrocketing to $US25.8 billion.

And, on Twitter, the tweet had a different kind of impact – becoming an instant meme. While Musk seemed to be attempting to make a weed joke with the 4/20 reference, it was the tweet’s kicker that sent the internet spiraling out of control.

Suddenly, every tweet seemed to conclude with two words: “funding secured.”


As is often the case, the brands were quick to get in on the fun.

Carl’s Jr. had a fry-centric proposal:

And, Busch Beer said it was gearing up for a name change:

It is truly inspiring to see how many people have secured funding for their meals and have decided to make the same joke on Twitter.

As for Tesla, legal experts told Business Insider that the “funding secured” tweet could raise some red flags – especially if any part of it is found to be untrue.

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