Elon Musk’s joke about putting cocaine back into Coca-Cola has been framed and posted in the lobby of Twitter’s headquarters, according to a staffer.
According to a current employee, one of Elon Musk’s jokes has been printed and placed on the wall at Twitter’s headquarters.
Three framed tweets are exhibited against a blue wall in an image described as Twitter’s San Francisco office.
In the midst of Elon Musk’s April joking tweet: “Next, I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in.”
November 28, 2022: Dave Beckett (@dajobe)
That original post occurred just two days after Musk agreed to buy Twitter for $44 billion, which took another six months due to a series of difficulties, including Musk attempting to cancel the agreement.
Musk’s witty comment has some historical context, with the “Coca” component of the name referring to the coca leaves used to make it—the same plant from which the narcotic is produced.
Before the cocaine was removed in the early 1900s, the first Coca-Cola manufactured in 1886 was touted as a “brain tonic and intellectual beverage,” according to a 1988 New York Times article.
Musk was not the first to make light of the situation. A scan of tweets from the day before his post reveals that many people suggested he buy Coca-Cola to reintroduce the medication.
There were even photoshopped fake Musk tweets before Musk tweeted the joke himself.
However, the world’s wealthiest person seemed to find it particularly amusing, as it is now framed on his office walls.
On Monday morning, Musk uploaded an image of his bedside table with four empty cans of the company’s caffeine-free Diet Coke.
The framed tweets were shared by a Twitter senior engineer, whose LinkedIn profile confirms his work status.
According to the colleague, the photo was authentic and taken at a prominent spot near the dining area, ensuring everyone in Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters saw it.
Another framed tweet comes from the official Twitter account on October 4, around the time Musk decided to buy the company.
Its simple welcome, “Hey, literally everyone,” received 3 million likes and was most likely linked to a lengthy Facebook outage at that time.
However, the other framed post, “Twitter is a watercooler,” is nearly fifteen years old. Steve Garfield, the author, questioned why his avatar had been replaced with the Twitter logo.
It’s unclear how long the framed tweets have been available.
Requests for responses from Twitter and Coca-Cola were not immediately returned.