Elon Musk fans often refer to him as the GOAT (greatest of all time), but one group took the joke a bit too far after building a $600,000 statue in his honor – and the billionaire hasn’t recognized it yet.
The statue, which has since gone viral, has been estimated at 12,000 pounds and features Musk’s head with a goat’s body on a rocket, potentially a nod to the billionaire’s SpaceX efforts or perhaps a metaphor for the tweet from Musk on Taking the Dogecoin Cryptocurrency “To the Moon.” Musk even wears a necklace with the Dogecoin symbol on the statue.
Representatives of Elon Goat Token brought a goat statue with the head of Elon Musk to Tesla headquarters – they spent $600,000 on it.
The billionaire has yet to respond pic.twitter.com/5zue5ix3c3
— Crypto Cradle (@Crypto_Crib_) November 28, 2022
Thousands of Musk worshipers and fans gathered around the giant object in hopes of seeing Musk himself come out to accept the statue, which was delivered to Tesla headquarters in Austin, Texas this weekend. -end. But the piece appears to be more than just fan mail.
The statue appears to be a promotion for the EGT cryptocurrency, or Elon GOAT token, which launched earlier this year. The coin’s official Twitter account confirms that they were the senders of the statue as their bio literally reads “built a massive monument for Elon because he’s Badass and we’re heading to Austin to give it to him on November 26th “.
The company tweeted a video of the delivery in progress, hoping Musk would “claim” the part and add to the legitimacy of the EGT team’s work.
We are very proud of our accomplishments and our commitment to #EGT
We have always had a long-term vision for $EGT and will continue to build brand and utility.
We believe our hard work can lead Elon to claim #ElonGOAT and we will work towards this goal! Maybe have fun too! pic.twitter.com/Rk2Gdn5PpE
— Elon Goat Token (@ElonGoatToken) November 27, 2022
“We have always had a long-term vision for $EGT and will continue to build brand and utility,” the Tweet read. “We believe our hard work can lead Elon to claim #ElonGOAT and we will work towards this goal! Maybe have fun too!”
“I’m a huge Elon fan and want to give this man his flowers while he’s still alive,” said Aamir Manzoor, owner of Elon GOAT. the wall street journal as he stood outside Austin’s offices. “He did a lot for the world.”
By Monday afternoon, Musk had not recognized the statue or the coin.
Whether or not Musk claims the piece or acknowledges the creators behind it, the statue has generated a lot of buzz, making it about a 100% chance that Twitter’s very online new owner has seen it circulating around the world before. platform.