Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst wants to FIX some f**king stuff tonight! And by stuff, we mean Twitter. Earlier this week, Durst tagged Twitter CEO Elon Musk to offer help from either himself or his bandmates. The internet’s reaction is simultaneously confused but down for that level of chaos.
After Musk purchased the social media platform for $44 billion in October, it has been a string of strange and damaging choices. He has already laid off approximately 75% of the staff, including some just days before Christmas. The irresistible troll bait that was the blue check paid subscription model, which cause a huge drop in Eli Lilly & Co. stock. When someone paying $8 to pretend to be the company tweeted insulin was now free. Now Musk is using various polls to make future decisions including if he should resign as twitter’s CEO. The results were in favor of his resignation.
Durst publicly told Musk that he and Limp Bizkit are available for “any help you may want or need at Twitter.” As you can see, there really isn’t any specification on what he believes he or his bandmates could help with to get the company rollin rollin rollin rollin’. It could be something as small as bringing chocolate starfish and hot dog-flavored water to the skeleton crew at Twitter HQ, or as big as offering Musk a gold cobra.
Only Musk or Limp Bizkit can respond to the post, but that didn’t stop retweets from people weighing in. Phil Labonte, lead singer of All that Remains suggests Limp Bizkit become the new board for Twitter. Obviously, any compensation for their help should be paid in nookie. But Twitter user probably summed it up best when they posted “I don’t know what is a joke or serious anymore. It’s like reality just stopped caring.”
Because no one, aside from maybe Durst, knows if this offer is genuine or just a weird troll from a controversial nu-metal icon.
Durst has had at least two equally vague interactions with Musk/Musk adjacent properties in the past. In April he responded to a JSX post about being the first air carrier to adopt SpaceX Starlink internet inflight. Which provides free wi-fi for all their customers onboard. To which Durst replied with emojis about UFOs.
The second came a few days ago when Musk tweeted a meme mocking the notion that legacy blue check marks mean an account is notable. To which Durst just laughed. Both could be taken as him trolling Musk or agreeing with him. The world may never know, only Durst knows what is going on behind blue eyes. But we’d also like to remind people he sent and equally perplexing Tweet to Donald Trump when he was still president so this may just be what he does now.