“Big Short” investor Michael Burry appeared to jab at billionaire Elon Musk on Thursday after the Tesla CEO framed the birth of his twins with Neuralink executive Shivon Zilis as a response to falling US birth rates.
Burry, who has occasionally feuded with Musk after once taking a brief position on Tesla shares, targeted his rival shortly after news surfaced that the billionaire secretly fathered twins with Zilis in late 2021.
Zilis, 36, is Musk’s subordinate at Neuralink and previously held a job at Tesla.
“Babies born within the US are at 1950 levels, but that doesn’t mean that bosses should sleep with subordinates to attempt to treatment the situation,” Burry tweeted.
“Larger problem is nuclear families are at 1959 levels, and woke doctrine wants it lower. More babies in broken families not the best way.”
Babies born within the US are at 1950 levels, but that does not imply that bosses should sleep with subordinates to attempt to treatment the situation. Larger problem is nuclear families are at 1959 levels, and woke doctrine wants it lower. More babies in broken families not the best way.
— Cassandra B.C. (@michaeljburry) July 7, 2022
Musk has yet to answer Burry’s veiled remark. Burry steadily deletes his tweets shortly after posting them.
Earlier Thursday, Musk confirmed an Insider report after court documents revealed the twins were born last November and that he and Zilis had petitioned a judge in Austin, Texas to “have their father’s last name and contain their mother’s last name as a part of their middle name.
“Doing my best to assist the underpopulation crisis,” the Tesla CEO tweeted on Thursday. “A collapsing birth rate is the largest danger civilization faces by far.”
Michael Burry took a veiled shot at Elon Musk on Twitter.WireImage
Musk has steadily warned that population collapse poses an existential threat to humanity’s survival. In May, he asserted that Italy would eventually have “no people” if its current national birthrate was maintained.
Burry and Musky have had a frosty relationship lately.
Burry, the top of Scion Capital Management, took a brief position on Tesla in late 2020 after which expanded the bet against the firm last 12 months – once referring to the corporate’s valuation as “ridiculous.”
Burry had exited his short position by October 2021, though he continued jabbing Musk for selling off his Tesla shares because the stock plummeted last 12 months. Musk responded by calling Burry a “broken clock.”
Shivon Zilis is an executive at Elon Musk’s firm Neuralink.shivon/Twitter
Nonetheless, the hedge fund investor nevertheless spoke out in favor of Musk’s bid to amass Twitter, arguing his involvement with the social media firm “could be good for America.”
Burry, who made a fortune betting against the subprime mortgage market in the course of the Great Recession, has emerged as a outstanding voice warning investors in regards to the economy’s cold streak in recent months.
Earlier this week, Burry predicted that “long-term inflation” that might have the next “floor” within the months ahead because of supply chain upheaval and geopolitical tensions.