Billionaire Twitter—or shall we say "X"—owner Elon Musk was mocked online after he made a juvenile sex joke with an "I ❤️ Canada" T-shirt.
Musk took to Twitter to share a photo of himself wearing the aforementioned shirt under a sleek black blazer. On the surface, it appeared to be a simple display of his affection for the Great White North, but a closer look revealed his attempt at a comical twist.
Musk's blazer was strategically held in place, causing the t-shirt's letters to spell out an unintended phrase:
"I love anal."
You can see his tweet below.
The unexpected optical illusion sparked a wave of amusement and raised eyebrows, with the tweet quickly amassing nearly half a million likes and 50,000 retweets.
Interestingly, Musk's connection to Canada is more than just a joke.
Born in South Africa, he holds Canadian citizenship through his mother. He briefly resided in Canada in 1989 to study at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, before embarking on his journey to the United States, where he would later establish himself as a key figure in the technology and space industries.
While Musk's unconventional antics have often been a subject of amusement for his fanbase, critics of his latest escapade labeled it as juvenile.
Detractors were quick to point out that this humorous incident involves a 52-year-old man with the sense of humor of a horny teenager.
The hullabaloo over Musk's T-shirt comes mere days after he received criticism for announcing his plans to retire Twitter's iconic blue bird logo and completely rebrand the platform under the domain x.com.
Along with the new logo, Musk revealed some changes to the platform's terminology. Instead of tweets, users will now be posting "Xs," and followers will be referred to as "viewers," adopting a similar phrasing to platforms like YouTube and TikTok.
His other antics, including an over-the-top response to an AI artist's fake image of him wearing a pink suit, have sparked conversations about toxic masculinity at a time when he has pushed back against nonprofit groups that have tracked hate speech on the platform.