Billionaire Elon Musk, Tesla chief and the new owner of Twitter, in his first big move following his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant after over six months of public drama, immediately fired the former Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal along with several other top leaders. Social media users, especially in India, have started a massive meme fest taking pot shots at Mr Agrawal.
Manglam Tiwari, a Twitter user, took a jibe at the former Twitter chief with a meme showing popular Bollywood actor Amrish Puri saying he should start preparing for a government job.
“Doesn’t matter if you are CEO of a gaint social media platform.
The job security will only be in Government jobs,” he wrote.
Doesn’t matter if you are CEO of a gaint social media platform.
The job security will only be in Government jobs. #ParagAgrawal#ELONMUSKpic.twitter.com/KoZXdYTb30
— manglam Tiwari (@manglamiam) October 28, 2022
Another user shared a clip of the recent dramatic removal of China’s former leader Hu Jintao from the party Congress. Parag Agrawal’s face was superimposed on Hu Jintao and Elon Musk’s face on current leader Xi Jinping.
We love this video😀🤣 pic.twitter.com/kUfEWi3zqv
— R.V (@RadhaVashisht12) October 28, 2022
Someone else shared a picture of Aggarwal sweets, saying, “#ParagAgrawal is back with a bang in front of Twitter HQ”.
#ParagAgrawal is back with a bang in front of Twitter HQ pic.twitter.com/U2h1ftSQqL
— Atrij Kasera (@AtrijKasera) October 28, 2022
Another meme showed a clip from actor Govinda’s comedy film, where he is asking for everyone to be fired and departments to be sold off.
#ELONMUSK after #TwitterTakeover and firing #ParagAgrawal , Ned Segal and Vijay Gadde 😂 pic.twitter.com/6ZRHUwjdAP
— ☬Tђe͢͢͢ຮɪngђ☬ 🇮🇳 (@MajhewalaSingh) October 28, 2022
Hollywood movie references also made an appearance. A user posted a meme where Elon Musk is depicted as Thanos, the supervillain in Marvel’s “Avengers” film. It shows Mr Musk snap his fingers and Twitter employees vanishing, like in the action film.
It was just a meme. Ha ha ha ha.
Welcome back Trump 🎉🎉. #TwitterTakeover#ELONMUSK#ParagAgrawalpic.twitter.com/FKcKlWz8G4
— मजलबी (sickular) (@liberandujivi) October 28, 2022
Bloomberg reported that departures include Twitter Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal; Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal, policy and trust; Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, who joined Twitter in 2017; and Sean Edgett, who has been general counsel at Twitter since 2012.
Mr Edgett was escorted out of the building, Bloomberg said, quoting sources.
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