Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has responded to viral AI-generated images that depict a “good ending” to his ongoing feud with Mark Zuckerberg. The images, shared on Twitter by user Sir Doge of the Coin, show Musk and Zuckerberg enjoying themselves on the beach. Despite their online battle, Musk showed his sportsmanship by responding to the tweet with a laughing emoji.
The feud between Musk and Zuckerberg began when Musk commented on Meta’s Twitter competitor called “Threads.” Musk expressed his concern about Earth being exclusively under Zuckerberg’s control. The Twitter exchange escalated when another user teased Musk about Zuckerberg’s martial arts training, to which Musk jokingly suggested a cage match. Zuckerberg responded by posting a screenshot of Musk’s tweet, which seemed to be taken seriously.
The AI-generated images sparked curiosity about how their online drama will conclude. The images, created by Julian van Dieken using AI and photo editing tools like Adobe Firefly and Photoshop, show Musk and Zuckerberg walking together, hugging, and jumping on waves.
At the time of writing, Doge CEO’s tweet gained millions of views, likes, and retweets. The original Instagram post also received thousands of likes. It remains to be seen if the viral images will prompt the tech leaders to find a resolution to their conflict.
As for non-violent ways to resolve their feud, van Dieken suggested ideas like a space surfing contest, virtual reality prank wars, a global game of hide and seek, a fashion battle, or a social media spamming competition.
Musk’s response to the AI-generated images suggests that he is open to finding a lighter-hearted resolution to the feud. However, there have been no further details revealed about any potential upcoming fight.