It’s been impossible not to go cross-eyed with how quickly embarrassing business people are making embarrassing moves. But this one takes the cake. As if crypto wasn’t ridiculous enough. Crypto company EGTPRO have spent $600,000 to create a statue in Elon Musk‘s honor. A six foot replica of the entrepreneur’s head is attached to the unidentifiable body of Doge (a Shiba Inu) straddling a massive rocket.
There’s an ever-growing tidal wave of trouble Musk seems to be causing for himself and his companies. Advertisers on the platform have pulled ads, and Tesla’s stock price has suffered significantly. Musk’s purchase of Twitter has lost him $100 billion already. Not to mention losing considerable face by firing top executives upon purchase, and reactivating Donald Trump‘s account. As well as inspired a massive increase in the use of racial slurs. That’s just the tip of the ice berg as far as the surmounting problems piling up every day. Despite all this, these fanboys are undeterred in their adoration.
This statue is not just a gauche tribute. EGTPRO see it as a means of a potential business opportunity. Both to honor Musk and to bring attention to themselves. “Elon GOAT Token has really stepped outside the box and did something no other Crypto project has dared to do,” the company said. “We believe that Elon’s potential acceptance of this biblical sized gift could catapult $EGT into the limelight and accelerate its various initiatives.”
The money used to create this gaudy statue is sickening. There are a million other ways to get attention in far more positive ways. Especially during a time of climate crisis and national unrest. Then again, with a company name that stands for Elon Goat Token, guess we shouldn’t be surprised.