The big news on Tuesday concerned Netflix, whose disappointing first-quarter earnings report revealed that the streaming giant had lost more than 200,000 subscribers, the first time it had reported a subscriber loss in the past 10 years. (Netflix had previously estimated it would gain 2.5 million subscribers in the first quarter; meanwhile, the suspension of its service in Russia cost it 700,000 subscribers.)
Netflix’s disappointing earnings report sent its stock price down 23 percent, and one person who seemed to celebrate the news was Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the world’s richest man with a net worth of more than of $260 billion.
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In response to a report about disappointing Netflix numbers, Musk tweeted on Tuesday night, “The waking mind virus is making Netflix unwatchable.”
When a user responded to Musk that “the awakening mind virus is the biggest threat to civilization,” Musk agreed: answering“Yes.”
Another user going by @nichegamer tweeted at Musk, saying, “Not just Netflix. Movies in general, video games, television, everything is infested with the trend of the current year that sparked the trash for fear of offending a green-haired monster next to the ban button. There’s nothing original at all anymore, except for media coming out of places like Japan or Korea, ironically.”
Once again, Musk replied: “Right.” adding“Can you please do sci-fi/fantasy at least *mostly* sci-fi/fantasy.”
It’s interesting that Musk, who recently gobbled up billions of dollars worth of Twitter stock in an effort to influence the company before making a $43 billion offer to buy it outright, criticizes Netflix, given that the streamer partnered with him in a series of flattery. documentary projects, including Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Spacea docuseries chronicling the SpaceX Inspiration4 orbital mission, and back to spacean all-access documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (solo free) that takes viewers inside Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX.
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Highlighting “the waking mind virus,” Musk seems to take issue with Netflix’s attempts to offer more diverse content on its platform. In recent years, the streamer has made more of an effort to highlight LGBTQ+ storytelling with its shingle Most, despite recent backlash over Dave Chappelle’s transphobic stand-up special.
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