Elon Musk jokes that shirtless photos in Mykonos are ‘good motivation’
Elon Musk is causing a furore about his shirtless photos aboard a yacht in Mykonos in step – and they turn into motivation to hit the gym.
Exclusive photos obtained by Page six this week showed a shirtless Musk slathered in sunscreen relaxing next to William Morris Endeavor boss Ari Emanuel and his new bride Sarah Staudinger on their luxury yacht near the Greek island.
Musk laughed at the social media storm on Thursday in response to a post from the @WholeMarsBlog account, which targeted critics poking fun at the Tesla billionaire’s body.
“Under new CDC guidelines, anyone posting a shirtless photo of @elonmusk to fool him should also post a shirtless photo of themselves for comparison,” the account said.
“Tbh, it’s good motivation to exercise, eat healthier and maybe take my shirt off more than once a year haha,” Musk joked in response.
Tbh it’s good motivation to exercise, eat healthier and maybe take my shirt off more than once a year haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2022
The tweet marked the second time Musk has lit the photos since they surfaced.
Musk initially responded to the photos on Twitter shortly after they went viral.
“Haha damn, maybe I should take my shirt off more often… free the nip!! (already back at the factory btw),” Musk tweeted.
Musk found time to respond even as his camp prepared for an ongoing legal battle with Twitter over his decision to part with a $44 billion deal to buy the company.
Elon Musk was relaxing on a yacht in Mykonos.ThePhotOne / BACKGRID The photos of Elon Musk shirtless sparked a response from him on social media.ThePhotOne / BACKGRID
Delaware Chancery Court chief judge Kathaleen McCormick sided with Twitter this week in approving an expedited trial for the company’s lawsuit. Twitter is trying to force Musk to abide by the original terms of the agreement through a court order.
The trial will last five days in October. Musk’s team has argued that he was justified in ignoring the Twitter deal due to lingering questions about the number of spam bots within the social media app’s user base.
Musk has publicly questioned Twitter’s repeated claim that less than 5% of its users are fake accounts.