After news broke Monday that Twitter's board had agreed to accept Tesla CEO Elon Musk's $44 billion offer to buy the company, notable figures and meme artists quickly got to work reacting to the shake-up. Ever since the news of Elon's takeover broke, Twitterati could not keep calm and they bombarded the platform with some of the funniest memes and reactions. Several celebrities were also quick to react. The first tweet that Musk did soon after the sale was announced read, "I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means."
In no time, this triggered a meme fest on Twitter and some users began immediately advocating for the reinstatement of those who have been banned from the micro-blogging site, including former US President Donald Trump.
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
Trump enjoying after listening the news. pic.twitter.com/tpyK9tcbDy
— Abushahma Khan (@Abushahma007) April 25, 2022
My hero @elonmusk just bought Twitter for $43B
— (@CryptoTalkMan) April 25, 2022
— Ed Stojancevich (@EdStojo) April 25, 2022
Elon Musk is buying Twitter and everyone freaking out drives a Tesla. There’s never been a dumber time to be alive.
— Jimmy Failla (@jimmyfailla) April 25, 2022
— WalterSchwabe (@WalterSchwabe) April 26, 2022
Luckily Elon Musk bought Twitter today so I didn’t have to see this meme clog up my timeline this year pic.twitter.com/PvsI6JLqUJ
— Scotch and Ribeye (@ScotchAndRibeye) April 26, 2022
The Seinfeld meme group has once again delivered the goods. pic.twitter.com/rKPpS28bDK
— Bree (@_tenderqueer) April 25, 2022
ok who made this? lol
— wsbmod (@wsbmod) April 25, 2022
me supporting elon musk - twitter agenda just because he shares dang memes pic.twitter.com/1Vk70kzCJe
— A.n.t.i.s.o.c.i.a.l Btterfly (@UnusualHazel) April 25, 2022
— Escapismo 1.0 (@Escapismo_Djuno) April 25, 2022
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) April 25, 2022
"I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans," Musk had said.