Elon Musk jokes he would buy Coca Cola ‘to put cocaine back in’ after Twitter takeover

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Elon Musk has agreed a £34.5 billion takeover of the tech platform (Brian Lawless/PA) (PA Archive)
Elon Musk has agreed a £34.5 billion takeover of the tech platform (Brian Lawless/PA) (PA Archive)

Elon Musk has joked about setting his sights on buying Coca Cola next after his successful take over of Twitter.

Seemingly encouraged by his recent acquisition of the social media platform, the Tesla billionaire took to Twitter on Wednesday to tease about another company he might have his eye on.

Writing to his 87.8 million Twitter followers, he suggested he would buy the beverage brand in order to add an ingredient.

He said on Wednesday: “Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in.”

A representative for Coca Cola has been approached by The Standard for comment.

Contrary to Musk’s claim, the drink brand has maintained its drink has never contained a narcotic substance.

“Coca‑Cola does not contain cocaine or any other harmful substance, and cocaine has never been an added ingredient in Coca‑Cola,” their FAQs state.

Elon Musk jokes about his next business venture (AP) (AP)
Elon Musk jokes about his next business venture (AP) (AP)

In another post, he told fans he “can’t do miracles” in response to a post about buying McDonald’s to fix their ice cream machines.

Musk’s latest remarks came shortly after it was confirmed the SpaceX chief executive, and richest man in the world, had bought the social media platform for £34.5 billion.

The takeover - which he first mentioned in 2017 - has prompted a mixed response.

Some raised concerns about Twitter’s control being in the hands of one person.

Elon Musk joked about buying Coca Cola next (AP)
Elon Musk joked about buying Coca Cola next (AP)

Others have also questioned Musk’s beliefs about free speech and how that may impact the social media platform’s policies.

Writing about his beliefs on free speech, Musk said: “The extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all.”

He later clarified: “By “free speech”, I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.”

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