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Glass Onion Accidentally Predicted Elon Musk's Disastrous Twitter Takeover
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This story contains spoilers for
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery."
With an obnoxious air and an obsession with the word “disruption,” it’s easy to hate billionaire and crypto entrepreneur Miles Bron of “Glass Onion.” This sentiment becomes much stronger when you realize that while Bron doesn’t own a social network, his reckless and ill-conceived experiments feel uncomfortably similar to those of billionaire Elon Musk.
In “Glass Onion,” Bron is obsessed with promoting his “revolutionary” man-made, clean fuel alternative, Klear, going so far as to use it to run his beloved Glass Onion island home despite significant safety concerns. In the real world, Elon Musk has barged through with his Twitter takeover despite warnings from the FTC and Twitter executives that it wasn’t a good idea.
While these are two different situations, the similarities between Bron and Musk are undeniable; Bron is willing to risk innocent lives just to make a “clean” fuel, while Musk is willing to destroy internet safety and infrastructure. The “Glass Onion” director may say that Bron is a composite of many obnoxious billionaires, but Musk must be the main inspiration.