Elon Musk is taking the stir over his shirtless pictures aboard a yacht in Mykonos in stride — and turning them into motivation to hit the gym.
Exclusive photos obtained by Page Six this week showed a shirtless Musk slathered with sunscreen relaxing alongside William Morris Endeavor boss Ari Emanuel and his latest bride Sarah Staudinger on their luxury yacht near the Greek island.
Musk laughed off the social media firestorm on Thursday in response to a post by the account @WholeMarsBlog, which took aim at critics poking fun on the Tesla billionaire’s physique.
“In response to latest CDC guidelines anyone posting a shirtless pick of @elonmusk to make fun of him must also post a shirtless pic of themselves for comparison,” the account said.
“Tbh, it’s good motivation to work out, eat healthier & possibly take my shirt off outside greater than annually haha,” Musk joked in response.
Tbh, it’s good motivation to work out, eat healthier & possibly take my shirt off outside greater than annually haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2022
The tweet marked the second time that Musk has made light of the photos since they surfaced.
Musk initially reacted to the images on Twitter shortly after they went viral.
“Haha rattling, possibly I should take off my shirt more often … free the nip!! (already back within the factory btw),” Musk tweeted.
Musk found time to answer at the same time as his camp prepped for a pending legal battle with Twitter over his decision to walk away from a $44 billion agreement to purchase the corporate.
Elon Musk relaxed on a yacht in Mykonos.ThePhotOne / BACKGRID
The photographs of a shirtless Elon Musk sparked a response from him on social media.ThePhotOne / BACKGRID
Delaware Chancery Court chief judge Kathaleen McCormick sided with Twitter this week in approving an expedited trial for the corporate’s lawsuit. Twitter is in search of to force Musk to follow through on the agreement’s original terms by court order.
The trial is scheduled to happen over five days in October. Musk’s team has argued he was justified in nixing the Twitter deal attributable to lingering questions on the variety of spam bots throughout the social media app’s user base.
Musk has publicly questioned Twitter’s repeated claim that fake accounts comprise lower than 5% of its users.