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[–]Andariya (๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵)╯♡ 2369 points2370 points  (289 children)

I gotta ask, but who is Ella Musk? I know the ingame NPC obviously but is this twitter account affiliated with Genshin directly, someone from PR? Asking because I'm fairly new to the community and I'm confused as to why people seem not too happy about this.

[–]whoatemycupoframen 2083 points2084 points  (142 children)

Yes, the Ella Musk account is directly affliated with MHY.

[–]tentafill 1369 points1370 points  (81 children)

To elaborate, they just posted this hilariously out of touch.. thing (to put it kindly) and deleted it in the time since this conversation happened

[–]whoatemycupoframen 535 points536 points  (9 children)

Yeah i saw it, wow the second hand embarassment.... sigh

[–]Comment63 570 points571 points  (7 children)

"We will graciously extend an invitation to Elon to visit our magnificent headquarters, but only if we get enough followers on the meme account. Otherwise that scrub isn't welcome lol."

[–]Bainos 266 points267 points  (2 children)

In an alternative timeline, at Mihoyo headquarters :

Employee: Mr. Dawei, we have Elon Musk on the phone.

Dawei: The billionaire ? What does he want ?

Employee: He's, huh, asking to visit our headquarters.

Dawei: ... Sorry, we'll have to refuse. We joked that he can only visit if our meme account gets 5M followers, can't go back on that now.

[–]whaaatf 25 points26 points  (0 children)

20m - our glorious ceo pleasure Elon orally

[–]hopeful_deer Comrade 343 points344 points  (5 children)

I thought that was fanmade

[–]Avron7 237 points238 points  (1 child)

no, unfortunately

[–]ZippyDippy47 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I like your pfp

[–]hopeful_deer Comrade 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thanks! I love Kokomi 💜

[–]Pollomonteros 184 points185 points  (4 children)

Hahaha it's like they gave them a 2015 manual on meme culture

[–]chipple2 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Please don't insult 2015 like that. Those days weren't perfect but ffs this sort of nonsense is only possible in present day.

[–]StainedBlue 4 points5 points  (0 children)

If they wanted to really meme things up, they should put elon in the game as reckless pallad's character model.

Fuck reckless pallad

[–]mennydrives 86 points87 points  (12 children)

If they were gonna do an Elon Musk collab, they probably shoulda done it when Baal came out. His biggest venture is an electric car company. She's the electro archon. This was poorly timed.

[–]euthan_asian 107 points108 points  (4 children)

"If we reach 500k follows, after defeating the electro archon, Ella Musk will call Aether a pedo for not accepting her help in fighting the Shogun!"

[–]LynaaBnS 73 points74 points  (10 children)

Why would they want Elon musk to play genshin impact lmfao

[–]Sartro 156 points157 points  (3 children)

Because imagine if he whales

[–]Xephblade 45 points46 points  (0 children)

This is genius

[–]CornflakesGalore 35 points36 points  (0 children)

That’d be in the Leviathan zone then!

[–]Suavecore_ 54 points55 points  (1 child)

He has a massive cult following, surely some of them are weebs

[–]Brilliant-Reception6 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lots of people follows Elon, like when he Twitted about the doge coin, it's value drastically increased. Elon twitting about genshin impact will probably bring more players to try it out.

[–]AtomicSuperMe 102 points103 points  (5 children)

I love this

"we just hit 2 MILLION FOLLOWERS so to celebrate, we made an alt meme account and we want it to reach 5 MILLION FOLLOWERS so we can do haha funny with Elon musk"

like you dont even have 3 mil maybe step it down a little before setting your expectations insanely high

[–]DeathToBoredomPretty damn swell Noelle 76 points77 points  (3 children)

the point of it is to be insanely high BECAUSE it can't be reached

[–]justbusiness69 7 points8 points  (0 children)

it’s honestly so funny how so many people don’t get this lmao

[–]Here_Forthe_Comment 17 points18 points  (2 children)

How many follows do we need to never have to hear about him again?

[–]tentafill 23 points24 points  (1 child)

5M follows and we hire a darknet hitman

[–]AppUnwrapper1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I saw that and was very confused why anyone should care and then they deleted it?

[–]Neracca 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I'd rather lose my eyeballs than watch him stream this game. Or really anything for that matter.

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    [–]goodmorningohio 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    CEO is probably a fanboy

    [–]wut_OctoLink 135 points136 points  (35 children)

    tesla cars source their cobalt from child slave labour

    [–]oImperial 60 points61 points  (1 child)

    Ah yes the Klee farm :0 grounds.

    [–]thenewwwguy2have: want: 13 points14 points  (1 child)

    they also got the CIA to back the coup to overthrow evo morales so they could build lithium mines in Bolivia

    [–]TeamRedundancyTeam 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    You guys should sotp parroting misinformation. It tells people you just like hating musk more than you actually care about slave labor.

    [–]TopherVee 48 points49 points  (1 child)

    Oh man, I love My Hero Yakademia

    [–]naoki7794 413 points414 points  (135 children)

    A few months ago Mihoyo made a new twitter account called @Paimon2TheMoon (it's a reference to thier first game Fly me 2 the moon), and they chose the name and pfp of a NPC in game, which is Ella Musk. That account only post a few Genshin fanart showcase so far, I think they want to make it a monthly thing where they collect fan-art content to show off, as well as having a more meme nature, since the main account was made into a more formal thing (They changed the name from Paimon to Genshin Impact a few months back).

    The reason people raging over it because they want more free stuff from Mihoyo when they made a joke post to make people follow the Ella Musk account, that or they just hate Ellon Musk.

    [–]offbrandsandals i have an agenda 341 points342 points  (14 children)

    I'm not mad at it, but it is incredibly corny. It's not even cringe in a funny way. It gives me "Hello fellow kids, I also like the funny epic Reddit man Elon Musk" vibes.

    [–]HanekawaSenpai 150 points151 points  (8 children)

    Have you seen the Genshin community? Especially on Twitter? They are the embodiment of cringe to begin with.

    [–]offbrandsandals i have an agenda 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    I think it depends on who you surround yourself with. There will always be weirdos but my circle of mutuals is fine and don't really engage in drama.

    [–]MashMayoru 36 points37 points  (4 children)

    ^ facts

    [–]KingXomat 99 points100 points  (3 children)

    you say that like this reddit isnt included

    [–]Bainos 36 points37 points  (3 children)

    I don't find the joke particularly funny, but the hostility of the community reaction is a bit much. Not surprising, unfortunately.

    [–]The_KAZ3 80 points81 points  (3 children)

    I lowkey thought that "2themoon" was a crypto thing with Elon reference

    [–]Mr_K_Boom[🍰] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

    Oh boi Kiana how long have u existed in mihoyo lol, I honestly thought she was only introduce from mihoyo GunGirlz

    [–]GamerPro0715 34 points35 points  (0 children)

    Kiana was the very first character created by miHoYo, over at Honkai we lovingly call her miHoYo's daughter.

    [–]naoki7794 14 points15 points  (0 children)

    ye, Kiana is thier first mascot. In fact I think GunGirlZ is Mihoyo 3rd games.

    [–]GamerPro0715 302 points303 points  (40 children)

    I mean it was always a joke, even looking back at the follow count challenge, spending 10 seconds would have made you realise those milestones are unfeasible.

    The official GenshinImpact handle has 2.4 million followers, what makes anyone think a side account that showcases artwork will get 3 or 5 million? The most reachable goal there is 500k, and that only affects the Twitter handle itself, and has no correlation to Elon Musk.

    Now I'm no PR calculator dude, but this seems a joke PR they attempted. In terms of outsider publicity, it worked: there's probably tons of websites discussing this. Within the community, it backfired, because people didn't spend 30 seconds looking at the milestone goals and realising it's just a PR joke.

    [–]Epikbexa 66 points67 points  (4 children)

    Maybe if they were more in touch with their GI community this wouldn't have been so badly received and some of the higher milestones would be reachable.

    [–]GamerPro0715 44 points45 points  (3 children)

    Eh, I'd say it's a weird stunt definitely, with Musk losing a lot of his credibility over the past few months with the whole Dogecoin and COVID stuff, but even then the milestones are simply not possible lol. The Genshin Twitter community isn't large enough for it.

    I guess the 1 million could have been possible with a better team? But then that's nothing special either ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    [–]fagged-noumena 101 points102 points  (3 children)

    Yeah I think a lot of it was from Elon Musk Hatred (which is understandable lmao)

    [–]TragedyPorn 227 points228 points  (47 children)

    The reason people raging over it because they want more free stuff from Mihoyo

    Or you know, maybe because Elon musk is a piece of shit grifter idiot and there's literally no overlap between gacha anime games and Elon stans.

    [–]PacifistDungeonMastr 89 points90 points  (38 children)

    Maybe not an idiot but he's certainly a POS. He's up there on the not-comrade list alongside Bezos.

    [–]DivinePotatoe 70 points71 points  (14 children)

    Oh he's not an idiot. He knew exactly what he was doing when he made his Tesla products as anti-consumer as possible, and built his whole empire in a state that just so happens to have next to no personal income taxes.

    [–]TragedyPorn 90 points91 points  (20 children)

    He's definitely no genius in the way his stans think of him. He's not even a professional engineer. He literally dropped out. He didn't start Tesla, it was bought. He hires people to do the work for him and then he puts his name on their work. He's a CEO like all the others, no smarter than Jeff bezos.

    [–]Koopa_Troop 26 points27 points  (1 child)

    He’s literally Edison, but at least Edison had the decency to not steal Nikola’s name.

    [–]Shaunthe-Sheep 3805 points3806 points  (110 children)

    Who is running their PR Team? I swear, they’re trying to be like Wendys but instead of being savage it’s just weird.

    Edit: They deleted the tweet so I guess it was too weird, even for “hillichurl communicating” Ella Musk.

    [–]rW0HgFyxoJhYkamiHoYo 366 points367 points  (3 children)

    Didn't someone say that Mihoyo hired the bandai namco head of PR last month?

    If that's true, this must be part of their repertoire.

    The old paimon felt more paimonish.

    [–]fpcoffee 102 points103 points  (0 children)

    “Janice, we’re still trying to recover ratings on our app from the anniversary fiasco, and the latest player survey just gave us our lowest customer sat scores ever, what do we do??”

    Janice: “tweet about Elon Musk lol idk”

    [–]DracoSafarius 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    I honestly don’t think even she would’ve suggested this

    [–]nirvvana 879 points880 points  (69 children)

    It's working though. Even news article in my country are talking about this and I didn't see them ever say anything about other games.

    [–]Shaunthe-Sheep 578 points579 points  (65 children)

    It might have more to do with Elon than Genshin, but it’s working nonetheless so I guess Mihoyo got what they wanted.

    [–]Eatable_Parfait萌新不要砸钱 373 points374 points  (61 children)

    Publicity stunt gets publicity.

    Who knew? Not r/Genshin_Impact at least. According to them, you'd think the Mihoyo has just divested their assets and dropped the game.

    [–]adhdthrowawayay 501 points502 points  (42 children)

    Nah I think the sub was mostly saying it was cringe af. Which is undisputable.

    [–]Eatable_Parfait萌新不要砸钱 125 points126 points  (20 children)

    No, that's undisputable.

    But they really were saying shit like "he's not relevant (to the public)" "The twitter crowd hates him" "How will they get publicity from this???" blah blah blah

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      [–]qwamqwamqwam 78 points79 points  (1 child)

      People on Reddit/Twitter don’t like Elon Musk.

      People on Reddit/twitter are unhappy with Genshin Impact right now.

      Combining the two was the perfect catalyst for an online temper tantrum of epic proportions.

      [–]GenshinGoodMihoyoBad 83 points84 points  (10 children)

      I think most people are frustrated at the company’s seemingly tone deaf PR, mostly from the western audience I wanna say. First was their anniversary response and now this. This specifically, once again, is the company asking for free promotion from their community for free, whereas in most other mobile/gotcha games this type follow/like/subscribe goals would likely be rewarded via in-game reward.

      [–]FairSum 47 points48 points  (7 children)

      I'll add that this whole thing was just weird from the start, in this weird juxtaposition of serious and a joke. Like if it was intended a joke, it wasn't nearly over the top enough (only way to catch on was to squint at twitter numbers, the milestones weren't anything like "Hey reach this and we'll give everyone a free Tesla! Reach this and we will name Elon Musk the new CEO of Mihoyo!", they were... oddly reasonable sounding).

      But if it was intended to be serious, it's equally mind boggling since the whole thing basically comes off as another "Hey give us free publicity," stunt after the anniversary from, what, four weeks ago, did something similar which was indeed very serious (the community art events where artists basically made free promotional material for Mihoyo to have a 1 in a million chance to win 100 primogems) and it exploded in their faces. And all of this while a lot of us are just starving for a simple tweet like, "Hey, we hear you guys. We're sorry that things have been a little rocky the past few weeks. Just want you to know we're aware of these issues and we're working with our team to get through these as best we can. Thank you all for supporting the game, and we hope you'll stick with us as we figure things out." Like not even a free five star, or free pulls, just... some acknowledgment that we exist. Instead, we end up with another "give us more money" event, which, given the recent state of things and their current standing with the community, is in very poor taste.

      [–]SmileyMcTrashbag 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      A "give us more money 'joke'" and then when people said "this isn't nearly as funny as you (MHY) think". If it were a joke, why delete it? Why not just explain that they weren't serious?

      [–]AmaiTaYume[🍰] 44 points45 points  (3 children)

      Not weird anyway. It's a publicity stunt that doesn't really affect anything but only promoting the game. And of course it access to many people who wants to play Genshin Impact or had not heard of the game before. In a serious case, it's something that's out of convention like the other geniuses from back then and one route will be determined on the multiple outcome it brings. If it works, then it will be considered as one of the best idea to ever bring. If it doesn't work, then it'll just be reduced to ashes. That's how it is.

      [–]encoidaaase 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      be like Wendys

      I am guessing that you aren't active much on sites where social media brands are kicking because almost every popular brand is acting the same way. It started with Wendys, yeah, but jesus the brand-acting-like-some-teenager is still going and strong. So imo it's not really weird because every other company is doing it. (I think Jarvis Johnson made some good videos about it, if you're interested.)

      [–]illvg 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Nothing wired when they do it to content creator, but this? IDK......

      [–]Remzii_D 391 points392 points  (7 children)

      I miss the time where Paimon (twitter name page) suddenly turned into Hu Tao

      [–]AD-SKYOBSIDION Astable anemo hypostasis 6308 king of games 18 points19 points  (1 child)

      Who tao

      [–]eydendib gay bois secretly in love 1568 points1569 points  (19 children)

      This is the bad place...

      [–]nicngu 266 points267 points  (11 children)

      Time to reset

      [–]epicurious_aussie 123 points124 points  (5 children)

      Twist: This is the 48,453rd reset.

      [–]SgtGrimmpart time Shikikan, full time Tabibito. 93 points94 points  (1 child)

      "Jason? Jason figured out this is the Bad Place?"

      [–]OfficeFlimsy1086 51 points52 points  (0 children)

      "This one hurts."

      [–]CheeseAndCam 32 points33 points  (0 children)

      Oh great. u/eydendib figured it out this time? Oh…. Oh that’s a new low.

      [–]sinerdly 33 points34 points  (0 children)

      Holy forking shirtballs...

      [–]KaRue3 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      What the fork!?

      [–]ultron_was_right2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      There's only one way to make it better.

      [–]Neracca 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Just don't let Shawn know it's the 48,453rd reset

      [–]Lycieratia タルタルのお嬢ちゃん 502 points503 points  (6 children)

      They deleted that tweet too HAHAHA

      [–]Blackpixels Al-bae-do 136 points137 points  (2 children)

      Wait so @paimon2themoon is an official account?

      [–]lisongua 106 points107 points  (1 child)

      yea, and it should be an official account from genshin that post fan arts

      [–]TeacherInfatuation 159 points160 points  (0 children)

      Not even committing to their own "joke". Imagine having such low confidence in your choices.

      [–]TollTroller 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      I see it up again lol

      [–]vul00 1231 points1232 points  (52 children)

      I guess I'll seperate the miHoYo dev team in China, and the miHoYo global pr team, because they seem to give completetly different vibes. The global pr team is taking those weird and bold initatives to get the game talked about that I'm not very fond of. I'll just ignore them and play the game on my own.

      [–]Tanprasit 770 points771 points  (36 children)

      Considering that they communicate to us like literally fucking children in recent livestreams. I think their EN branch are just a bunch of clowns

      [–]CitizenJoestar 347 points348 points  (8 children)

      I don’t know if they are “employed” by the EN branch, but I remember when people were posting stuff from the official GI Discord during the whole QiQi emote spam thing one of the mods was named “CEO of Sussy Baka”…

      I think their affiliation is pretty superficial but that level of “humor” is what came to mind when I saw the tweet.

      [–]countrpt 141 points142 points  (3 children)

      This is part of the joke setup for the alternate Discord (which is itself meant to be a meme), so yeah there are definitely a few people there who have this sort of sense of humor. An issue is that this game has attracted a fairly wide demographic, so it's going to be very hit-or-miss. Some people find memes funny, others find it juvenile. (Personally, I'm more the latter most of the time, but I do appreciate that it resonates with some people. Humor like this is a matter of taste.)

      [–]DeliciousWaifood 71 points72 points  (0 children)

      I find memes like that both funny and juvenile. We can all laugh at dumb jokes, but you don't name yourself after a dumb meme if you want people to take you seriously...

      [–]M8gazine 30 points31 points  (1 child)

      (Personally, I'm more the latter most of the time, but I do appreciate that it resonates with some people. Humor like this is a matter of taste.)

      Finally, a good take. Personally I like some juvenile antics (e.g. 'sussy baka') but I also know it can be cringy. I think that's fine though - I strongly believe that you can't be told what you can find funny and what you can't. FWIW I don't like those jokes in what's supposed to be a professional setting though, such as patch livestreams. In social media it's fine.

      Me believing that you can't be told what you find funny applies to stuff like dark humor too, but there is a fine line between funny dark humor and just edgy nonsense. Sure, you can find edgy nonsense funny too, but at that point it shouldn't be surprising to find yourself to be alone (or at least in the vast minority) in finding it funny.

      Essentially, I'd say that all humor is a matter of taste.

      [–]countrpt 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      FWIW I don't like those jokes in what's supposed to be a professional setting though, such as patch livestreams. In social media it's fine.

      Honestly, this is a good point that's at the heart of many comments here. Frankly, Elon Musk is the epitome of a Twitter meme (he's a billionaire who spends way too much time on social media and frequently opines with off-the-cuff, ill-advised and controversial takes on whatever he wants), so this joke is basically right in the zeitgeist of "edgy Twitter humor" that gets attention. (And it did get attention -- here we all are talking about it.) So if you don't take social media that seriously, it's easier to just roll your eyes give it a little chuckle ("I see what you did there") and move on, regardless of how you feel about Elon Musk. But of course there are other people who see it more like an official, professional communication channel; they think the "professional setting" standard should apply and they should just avoid stupid memes (particularly at a time when some people are still sore from past disappointments). (In this case, it looks like this was on a secondary Twitter account, so maybe they were trying to make it the "joke" account to contrast with the more serious one.)

      But then livestreams are interesting. The whole Twitch scene is basically meme HQ (just watch the chat), so I could see some people approaching it with the same "meme" treatment. But at the same time, it's an important way to communicate information to a wide audience. Personally, what I've often thought they should do is have it more in two parts: the actual "news broadcast" that's highly-produced and conveys all the info with direct comments/insights from the developers, and then a sort of follow up "variety program" with the VAs that's more fun/silly and off-the-cuff. Basically rather than trying to thread the needle of which setting is professional vs. funny/silly, they can do both.

      Anyway, I agree with your overall point that all humor is a matter of taste, especially when you consider different cultures. But obviously when you're representing a brand, you always have to consider the risk of blowback for any "edgy" humor -- as a brand you don't want to be the only one laughing. At the same time, being just a little bit edgy can be good PR as well, and bring attention in ways that normal news/announcements wouldn't. Really have to know how to walk that line, and I'm not sure whether the GI Team really has figured out the right balance yet or not.

      [–]Paulo27 12 points13 points  (1 child)

      If this doesn't speak for their level of humor, I'm not sure what will. The other person is a mod too.

      Posted in the official server on the announcement channel.

      https://i.ibb.co/9s16PfX/IMG-20211014-130744.jpg

      [–]finger_milk 110 points111 points  (12 children)

      They talk to the audience like we are all 14 year olds. Yes some of them are, but a lot of us actually have our own credit cards ffs.

      [–]ShadoShane 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      But the thing is, the majority of them are 14 year olds (younger players in general) with a lot of free time and are usually much more vocal. Anything they say can't just address one part of the audience.

      [–]Dr_Mann_fann 47 points48 points  (1 child)

      Wonder why...

      [–]alteisen99 39 points40 points  (0 children)

      Looks at google classroom reviews

      [–]hp_pjo_anime 104 points105 points  (3 children)

      I'll seperate the miHoYo dev team in China, and the miHoYo global pr team, because they seem to give completetly different vibes.

      yup let's keep them separate..

      btw I would like to thank MHY PR team for providing me with my daily dose of second-hand embarrassment

      [–]i-have-no-idea-help 44 points45 points  (0 children)

      With 2.2 bug fixes and giving us mats to pre farm, the dev team seems to be listening to us and making progress. Then theres the global pr team who is just as out of touch with normal people as Elon musk is

      [–]myearthenoven 22 points23 points  (0 children)

      They're really taking notes from Trumps stint in twitter. Doesn't matter if it's good or bad, publicity is publicity.

      [–]Unable_Cranberry_922 693 points694 points  (19 children)

      Welp. Mihoyo got what they wanted. Whatever that was, i guess. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      [–]TeacherInfatuation 452 points453 points  (1 child)

      "Daddy Elon noticed me!"

             - miHoYo's CEO, probably
      

      [–]apthebest01931 67 points68 points  (0 children)

      this is da wei - sigma dawei 2021

      [–]Skelo_Playz 91 points92 points  (0 children)

      I dont know what kind of 4D Chess move was that but damn it actually worked wtf xD

      [–]paddiction Hu Tao supremacy 219 points220 points  (0 children)

      [–]Rushasnolife 975 points976 points  (23 children)

      can you imagine if Mr Musk replied ella musk with: “when you stop trying to talk to hilichurls”

      [–]4YE5H4 343 points344 points  (6 children)

      "sweetie please come home... You've been gone for 3 weeks, stop talking to those damn hilichurls"

      [–]6_NEOS_9Your Not Horny Player. 107 points108 points  (3 children)

      "Dad, I got free steaks!"

      [–]xghutztjzyd 38 points39 points  (1 child)

      ***burnt inedible free steaks

      [–]yoru_si 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Sus steaks

      [–]kjong3546 61 points62 points  (11 children)

      While it’s funny, most likely not, since Ella is described as coming from a line of hilichurlian language scholars.

      [–]Flamegod69666 36 points37 points  (8 children)

      Keep in mind, its elon musk. He would say something like that unless Mihoyo told him to not to (even then its hard to say)

      [–]NoCap9262 41 points42 points  (7 children)

      He’s expressed multiple times that he’s not interested in raising his own children and that he has no reason to interact with them unless they’re older. Yes he’s one of THOSE. Which is only one of many reasons why fans here and on Twitter don’t like him. He’s a douch.

      [–]Rushasnolife 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Oh yea... true

      [–]vlsu EulaMains | Snezhnayan diplomat 29 points30 points  (1 child)

      It would be cool if he answered in a foreign language. Например, на русском

      [–]linkensspherererun kazuha or else 🔫 654 points655 points  (29 children)

      i haven't felt this much cringe in my life before

      [–]Zaungast 438 points439 points  (28 children)

      I fucking hate Elon Musk. Can he please fuck off back to his emerald mine

      [–]niceworkthere 112 points113 points  (2 children)

      Depends on how they'd feature him.

      Like, if he appears as a Mondstadt aristocrat trying to bust some local unions, or Ella finds out he only studied Hilichurlian to outsource "b/c they follow less health regulations".

      I might even pay for that.

      [–]Dartinius 29 points30 points  (1 child)

      Elon Musk weekly boss fight when

      That'd be a good use of my resin lmao

      [–]wwwwwwww0102Supreme Waifu 256 points257 points  (1 child)

      Is this the power of Ultra fuckin Instinct extreme second hand embarrassment? I physically cringed for the first time since forever.

      [–]NotRiceProfile 231 points232 points  (5 children)

      YOOO COBALT MINING UPDATE SOON ??????

      [–]ParrotsHateMe 33 points34 points  (0 children)

      Omg chasm update

      [–]Pancoats 90 points91 points  (1 child)

      We will finally have real childe slavery!!

      [–]Shakomn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      My childe is already hacking away in the mines :)

      [–]kraitriz 46 points47 points  (0 children)

      Elon musk with the infinite expedition glitch

      [–]I_Like_TRAPSoooooo 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      Elon Musk uses cobalt for ascension

      [–]deadriderofdead 683 points684 points  (84 children)

      Honkai getting actual anniversary and this, this is what we are getting

      [–]fuckmeinthesoulGaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss 415 points416 points  (6 children)

      10 fates, 1600 primos, 1 tweet from a grown manchild, lets goo

      [–]Smoke_Santa :ayaka: :kazuha: 179 points180 points  (0 children)

      Paying millions of dollars to Elon would certainly make the fanbase happy right? Right?

      [–]RasenShot2 "Never let you go~..." 112 points113 points  (0 children)

      This is definitely a fever dream.

      [–]Jfishdog 99 points100 points  (28 children)

      Ella Musk has such a weird name. Elon Musk has nothing to do with cultural exchange, diplomacy, or linguistics so I really don’t get the reasoning behind naming her that

      [–]Darkjynxer 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      I've heard a few theories.

      One is the Elon is a bit out of the box with his business ideas. So is Ella with her research.

      The other is a fair bit less... Well intentioned and goes they are using her to mock him cause she interacts with and likes the hilichurls and his family has a history with certain race related topics.

      Alternatively the English dub team just wanted to have some fun.

      Probably the last one but who(tao) knows.

      [–]gusta__125 59 points60 points  (24 children)

      They should do an arc with child workers in mines and elon is the fatui harbinger that exploits the locals but is also a bad stand up comedian and then proceeds to be one shoted by amber

      [–]lucaatiel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Kind of the antithesis of him tbh. Also, she's actually smart too.

      [–]RickyT3rd 21 points22 points  (1 child)

      Geez, I knew the new PR person started on September 29th, but was it that bad to do this and try to be fired?

      [–]Dat_koosh OGanyu owner 180 points181 points  (2 children)

      OH GOD GET KLEE AWAY FROM HIM BEFORE HE SENDS HER TO HIS AFRICAN MINES

      [–]Inflameable009 86 points87 points  (0 children)

      Please no

      [–]_Ruij_ 109 points110 points  (0 children)

      The fuck is this shit?

      [–]v-e-vey 187 points188 points  (0 children)

      I hate this so much, wow.

      [–]Maegiri 119 points120 points  (1 child)

      Literally wtf does Elon have to do with Genshin? It's weird and unwanted. Aint nobody give a fuck about him in this game

      [–]floofy-haired-foolText flair 39 points40 points  (0 children)

      Because elon is famous they just want attention

      [–]Degree_in_SimpologyHyped for Sumeru 113 points114 points  (4 children)

      What is up with Mihoyo's EN PR team??? I mean, in the livestreams they treat us like children but this: not-in-season-April-Fools day joke is next level. Also, I'm not Western so I can't know if Elon Musk is popular with Americans or not...but in my own country, we see him as a manchild and clown...soooo, that ain't positive publicity Mihoyo imo

      [–]putdisinyopipe 57 points58 points  (3 children)

      Oh in America you have a large group of people who would plug their butts with Elon Musks poop if they could. It’s so wierd. He’s a billionaire douchebag in the eyes of a lot of Americans. But there is a subset that is obsessed with him. It’s cringe

      I am of the former category, he’s an asshole douche, he’s gen zs Steve Jobs basically. Just a rich hype man that is an utter asshole.

      [–]Degree_in_SimpologyHyped for Sumeru 24 points25 points  (2 children)

      Oof. Well, I guess it is divided between his fans and people who dislike him- as with everything in life.

      I don't even despise him because he's one of the richest people on the planet. I feel like it's his actions and mannerisms and motivations that piss me off. I feel like even if he wasn't a billionaire, he would've still been a douche.

      The fact that he is one of the world's biggest contributors to the global wealth gap....and the fact that it's hard for me to imagine that one could make billions of dollars purely by ethical means....that's just a cherry on top for me.

      [–]putdisinyopipe 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      Well I was generalizing, I don’t hate him simply for the fact of being rich. It’s the fact he postures himself as a blue collar guy that got rich. He was always rich and his parents profited off racism lol.

      I hate him because he acts like a man child, after that whole submarine fiasco calling someone a pedophile when there were those lives at stake and turning it into a publicity stunt, the Tesla employees talking about how shitty it is to work there, how he claims credit on things he didn’t invent (just like Steve Jobs!), doesn’t want to raise his 6 kids he has. Him doing the cringe “hello fellow kids posts dead meme

      Tesla cars aren’t even that great either, there are so many fucking design flaws with the vehicles he makes. And that cyber truck looks like a big metal turd rendered into a polygon.

      I could go on and on, fuck Elon musk. Right up his emerald encrusted pooper.

      [–]kukukutkutin 150 points151 points  (7 children)

      Imagine sucking up to Elon Musk, how low can you go?

      [–]Rhoenix Liyue Funeral Services Inc. 78 points79 points  (0 children)

      Is- is this the darkest timeline?

      [–]Uminagi 37 points38 points  (0 children)

      The cringe was real, thank god they deleted the tweet

      [–]KirasHandPicDealertrolle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      child labor is in the next update?!?!?!?!?

      [–]brettbri5694 120 points121 points  (2 children)

      Love that this comment section isn’t full of Musk-suckers. Proud of this community today.

      [–]Noxiz 50 points51 points  (3 children)

      If this mf get somehow related to genshin I'm fucking done with this game

      [–]hollowstyx03 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Wtf is wrong with u mihoyo ?

      [–]gunerman172 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      spits drink HE WHAT

      [–]Amazon313Literally the only Anemo Traveller main 38 points39 points  (0 children)

      This is the worst
      Elon Musk in Genshin is the last thing I need

      [–]maxtruong-902 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      Look like someone in MiHoyo got an unexpected promotion.

      Edit: I can't find Ella Musk's tweet, did they delete it???

      [–]Yap_Ying_QianRaiden Shotgun 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Yes it was deleted

      [–]luca-lit 38 points39 points  (0 children)

      God I despise this guy

      [–]randodna 41 points42 points  (48 children)

      What the actual fuck is this

      Edit: He also said this

      [–]hestianna 60 points61 points  (0 children)

      Elon has tweeted about anime before (and used anime pfps), so honestly him giving anime recommendations doesn't surprise me anymore.

      [–]apthebest01931 21 points22 points  (1 child)

      that pranay guy sticks to elon like glue. he responds to every single tweet of elon

      [–]renvi Husbando Team 55 points56 points  (2 children)

      That sounds like the list I'd find if I googled, "What are the most popular anime" lol.

      [–]President_King_ 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      The 3 movies are two of the highest earning anime movies of all time (the top two up until recently), and the first Miyazaki film to come out in English.

      Not sure if he’s count Ghost in the Shell as the series or the movie, or if he even really knows the difference.

      [–]renvi Husbando Team 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      Exactly lol. And the anime are like, some of the highest rated/most commonly recommended anime out there. And people always recommend anime like Eva or Death Note to show how they’re “not your average shounen weeb” and how “sophisticated and smart” they are for liking these 5head shows.
      It’s practically a trope in itself now.

      [–]Prisma233 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      What has that to do with this? He's been talking about anime since forever.

      [–]Skelo_Playz 27 points28 points  (0 children)

      What the fu-

      [–]AnOlympianWeeb 29 points30 points  (2 children)

      Tesla wings when?

      [–]_reinaru 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      not until they give us KFC wings first :(

      [–]MinniMaster15 HuXiao 14 points15 points  (3 children)

      I’m not convinced this isn’t some sort of shared dream we’re all having

      [–]Evizu89 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      It's ok we will wake up anytime soon right? .....Right?

      [–]BE_0 17 points18 points  (3 children)

      I don't think I understand what's happening. Even team secret (dota2 eSports team) replied

      [–]KingofSlice 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I'm suddenly convinced to join and empathize with the Fatui

      [–]charleyyz 24 points25 points  (50 children)

      Guess lots of people don’t like Elon Musk. Can someone elaborate? I just know he’s the boss of Tesla

      [–]Winterflan_ 98 points99 points  (2 children)

      He's an immensely petty union-busting billionaire wealth-hoarder, and internet weirdos defend him because he says stuff like "dank memes."

      For putting on an eco-friendly face, his corporation has been found to break environmental regulations(1) well over a dozen times(2). Reportedly he's also very buddy-buddy with china, to the point where Tesla has asked the Chinese gov't to censor social media criticism of the corporation.. Tesla workers also report dour working conditions, he's been found guilty of illegal union-busting (2) (3) efforts, he's historically used cobalt in his company's batteries sourced via child labor (2).

      On top of all of that, he also forced his factories to open early during the coronavirus, resulting in hundreds of additional cases, and has historically been a critic of safety policies because he's a billionaire and billionaires only care about money, but hey, that's just me saying that.

      And honestly? This is all just scratching the surface. He's no different from every other scummy, exploitative billionaire, he just has a legion of fans because he has good PR and is in touch with meme culture.

      [–]lag_everywhere 61 points62 points  (2 children)

      Disliked him ever since he called the guy that saved a bunch of children stuck in a drowning cave in Thailand a pedo because he hurt his feelings.

      He's an asshole through and through.

      [–]i-have-no-idea-help 47 points48 points  (5 children)

      Most billionaires don’t have ethical practices but what really annoys people (myself included) is his attempts to be cool and ‘down with the kids’ despite them working in his cobalt mines

      He’s so out of touch with the world and spends millions on making stupid underground tunnels and messing with crypto instead of paying his employee’s livable wages and actually doing something good with the ridiculous amount of wealth he has

      [–]Browseitall 36 points37 points  (0 children)

      Hes ur usual billionaire, everything good u hear from his is just PR. Props for that ig, but his actions speak louder

      [–]Shaymin281287 16 points17 points  (3 children)

      Can't wait for him to stop exploiting children. Elon needs to shut the fuck up and we need to stop giving him a platform.

      [–]noctislucisxcaelum 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      as confusing and embarrassing this is. i find it to be quite funny

      [–]DeathToBoredomPretty damn swell Noelle 13 points14 points  (3 children)

      Y'all can make fun of it, but imo this was quite a brilliant PR stunt. It got Elon Musk to tweet about Genshin Impact. Plus, the requirements on the sheet were so ridiculous anyway, that it should've been obvious it was just a meme and nothing more. But I'm seeing some people take it seriously smh.

      [–]mzachi 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      that's true, this is a failed PR stunt that will actually work 100X better. Elon has 60+million followers on twitter

      [–]RevolutionaryWin9248 22 points23 points  (4 children)

      This is so cringe. Does anyone older than 20 actually likes Ellon Musk?

      [–]tugoubxs 94 points95 points  (116 children)

      Im just confused why everyone’s pissed about this while i think it’s quite funny. Are you guys mad at MHY or Musk or both? Would you like to explain why?

      [–]jgierer12 Kokodayo 110 points111 points  (11 children)

      I'm personally not pissed, I just don't understand why anyone in their PR team think it's a good time to flirt with a notoriously controversial billionare while the community, especially on Twitter, feels like their concerns are being actively ignored.

      [–]ashkestar 126 points127 points  (38 children)

      Elon Musk is a weird cringey billionaire

      [–]APatheticPoetic 70 points71 points  (24 children)

      Instead of doing literally ANYTHING to celebrate their 2m followers in the actual game, we get this really weird, convoluted, PR publicity stunt that realistically will not happen but idk, keep your expectations in the negatives with Mihoyo I guess.

      [–]Mysterious-Balance77 27 points28 points  (4 children)

      I dont think they are pissed, they are just confused why Mihoyo would do this