Horror icon Stephen King became the latest celebrity to mock billionaire Elon Musk following his move to reinstate former Republican President Donald Trump to Twitter.
Conservatives had for months called for Musk to reinstate Trump to the platform, which meant lifting a ban Twitter had imposed on Trump in the days following the events of January 6, 2021, the day a mob of Trump's supporters attacked the nation's seat of government on the false premise that the 2020 general election had been stolen.
Musk finally caved into those demands and decided to reinstate Trump to Twitter after polling its users, then suggested the decision to bring Trump back was done in the spirit of democracy, exposing himself to criticism from celebrities like musicians Jack White and Trent Reznor.
King—known for revolutionizing the horror genre with hits like Carrie, The Stand and The Shining—began his criticism of Musk's recent behavior by posting the following dad joke:
"I had to take my biscuits to the doctor. They felt crummy."
To his credit, he acknowledged that the joke was "pretty bad."
Then came this zinger:
"Speaking of bad jokes, Elon Musk says Trump can get back on Twitter."
Though Musk has officially reinstated Trump to Twitter, Trump has opted not to join the platform, preferring to devote his time to his own social media site, a conservative playground and Twitter clone called Truth Social.
But that didn't make King's disdain for Musk any less funny, as far as Twitter users were concerned.
King has long been an advocate for liberal policies and infamously criticized Republicans ahead of their decision to officially name Trump as the GOP's presidential nominee in 2016, saying that they'd given a platform to a "thin-skinned racist with the temperament of a 3-year-old."
In the last couple of years, he has become one of the more prominent voices on social media to regularly admonish Trump for pushing the lie that the 2020 general election was stolen.