William Shatner slams Elon Musk in ‘Daily Show’ segment

Looks like William Shatner isn’t Elon Musk’s biggest fan.

The 91-year-old ‘Star Trek’ alum ripped into the 51-year-old Tesla exec during a recent episode of ‘The Daily Show’ segment ‘Dailyshowography’, calling him a ‘supervillain’ and a ‘dude boring ».

« He’s part Thomas Edison, part Iron Man, part boring guy in group chat, and he’s anything but your standard CEO, » Shatner said.

Shatner lambasted Musk in a recent « Daily Show » segment, jokingly recounting a biography about the tech billionaire.
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« [Musk is] a supervillain, » the Canadian actor added. « Yeah, it’s Technoking – joking. And soon, we’ll all be his serfs, but in a funny way.

Shatner continued to poke fun at the SpaceX boss during the show’s political satire segment, describing Musk’s youth as a young child who « overcame many hardships, although unlike other South African celebrities, he did not make a whole of his childhood ».

« Like so many tech entrepreneurs, he earned his unimaginable wealth by doing something invaluable to society, » the ‘Miss Congeniality 2’ star said. « Selling a start-up you’ve never heard of to a company that no longer exists. »

He then teased Musk for having a “midlife crisis” during his twenties and crashing his “supercar,” around the time he started his own label to release EDM music.

« A banger all the more impressive considering that Musk had clearly never heard music before, » he said. « Yes, Elon Musk refuses to stay in his lane, much like a Tesla on autopilot. »

Shatner concluded the segment with a pointed examination of how the SpaceX founder used Twitter to make the world a « better place » without doing anything of substance.

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The ‘Star Trek’ actor didn’t hesitate with his scathing comment about Musk.
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« And when a Thai soccer team got stuck in a cave, Elon even promised to save those kids…from the guy who saved them! » Shatner joked. « That’s why Musk is such a champion of free speech. If you can’t randomly accuse someone who saves lives of being a ‘pedo’, does civil speech even exist? «

The billionaire joked earlier this week on Twitter, saying he was planning to buy Manchester United Football Club, the UK-based football organization.

‘Also, I’m buying Manchester United your welcome,’ Musk job Tuesday, later clarifying his comment in a follow-up Tweeter: « No, it’s a long time joke on Twitter. I don’t buy any sports team.


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