Elon Musk fanboys are now worshipping this $600,000 monument of him riding a rocket as a goat

By Charlie Sawyer

Published Nov 8, 2022 at 11:53 AM

Reading time: 2 minutes

Following Elon Musk’s controversial takeover of Twitter, celebrities and civilians alike began to flee the social media platform. However, it appears as though some exceedingly loyal—and creative—fanboys are sticking by the self-proclaimed free speech absolutist’s side.

In a rather bizarre turn of events, a group of ‘Musk men’ have decided to prove their dedication in the most extravagant way possible: by constructing an expensive statue which has been described by commentators as a gigantic monument, displaying a goat with the head of their hero Musk riding a rocket. And here we were, thinking the fanboys would draw the line at throwing literal infants in front of a Tesla to prove its autopilot detractors wrong.

According to tech-based magazine BoingBoing, the driving force of this extensive project are also the Muskinities behind the cryptocurrency Elon GOAT Token ($EGT). According to the EGT website, the monument in question has been constructed in honour of the supposed “Godfather of Crypto,” and the fanboys even encouraged Musk himself to join them and “claim this historical gift.” I wish I was making this up, trust me.

Metal sculptor and creator of the statue, Kevin Stone, completed the monument in July 2022 and it has since been touring the US. The EGT fandom teased the creation earlier in the year before it was unveiled, revealing that: “[Stone] is creating a massive six-foot tall head of Elon Musk. If that isn’t strange enough, he is also building a 30-foot long body of a goat for the head to sit on. It won’t just be a goat with the head of Musk, but will feature real rocket fire, smoke, lasers, concert lighting, and music. It will be a global spectacle that is sure to go viral beyond crypto and into mainstream media.”

In an even weirder development, the force behind this stature has also described it as a “biblical sized gift.” And while I can imagine there may have been grandiose plans for the monument to have a philosophically-greater meaning, I’m afraid the reality is far different.

Not only has the stature been heavily criticised due to the extortionate reckless spending, it’s also well being laughed at. A six-foot large Musk head, placed upon a gigantic goat and on top of a rocket? Well, it practically comes across like a communal joke on the Tesla CEO.

Musk—or the people’s problematic prince—has, at times, been the recipient of great praise, primarily for his groundbreaking SpaceX ventures. However, he’s recently garnered monumental criticism for his mass worldwide firings of Twitter employees during his takeover. According to Politico, Musk has laid off approximately 4,000 employees from teams across the globe, citing “cost-cutting” as justification.

But, if you were still interested in jumping at the opportunity to lay gifts at the feet of the rocket-riding GOAT—visitor spots are still available on the EGT website. So it’s not too late to head down, have a few belly laughs, and Instagram it to meme kingdom.

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