After he tweeted about the effectiveness of COVID-19 testing, thousands of Twitter users have decided Elon Musk is a “Space Karen.”

On Monday, November 16, the nickname was trending across the site in Canada and the U.S., as Twitter users slammed Musk for questioning the effectiveness of COVID-19 tests.

Tweeting on Friday, Musk wrote, “Something extremely bogus is going on.”

“Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD,” he added.

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He later posted to say that he “most likely” had a moderate case of COVID-19, which he described as “a type of cold.”

However, the SpaceX CEO’s comments didn’t go down too well with some people on Twitter.

Some accused Musk of complaining about the testing without knowing how it worked, while others slammed him for downplaying the seriousness of COVID-19.

In fact, by Monday morning he had been dubbed a "Space Karen" by thousands of social media users. 

As of 9:30 a.m. EST, there were more than 14,300 tweets about the phrase.

The results of Musk’s tests meant he had to stay at home on Sunday night while a number of SpaceX astronauts were launched on a mission to the International Space Station.

 
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