Hooters Hooters shuttered its Rehoboth Beach location as of Friday, Sept. 27 2019. Dsc 3602

Despite his proclamations about free speech and moderation, Elon Musk, formerly the world’s richest man, has revealed himself to have a pretty generically right-leaning mindset about social issues. Despite his success, his purchase of Twitter has revealed him to be a pretty simple and sad man, prone to involving himself in obviously false information and overblown drama intended to push an agenda that Twitter, and the world at large, have been taken over by the “woke mind virus.”

So when a rumor popped up that sports-focused “breastaurant” Hooters was going to have to shut down because millennials aren’t interested, he was all too eager to jump on the bandwagon.

Naturally, the viral story was fake and Musk just looks a little bit dumber than he did yesterday, which is saying something.

According to the “report,” Hooters was “shutting down and rebranding” because “millennials aren’t that into boobs.” While Twitter seems to be literally breaking in real time, Musk focused his attention on this story from the Daily Loud.

“Can’t tell if satire or real,” Musk tweeted.

Realizing the damage Musk could do to their brand, Hooters jumped into action, tweeting at the sad divorced man to let him know this wasn’t true.

“Elon if you could let the world know that millennials do in fact love boobs that would be really cool,” Hootie tweeted, to which Musk simply replied, “Phew.”

Hooters also decided to make sure rational adults would learn that Hooters isn’t closing down by issuing a statement to the Associated Press.

“There is no validity to this story,” Hooters spokesperson Stephen Brown wrote in an email. “Guests are enjoying this week’s televised sports events at our restaurants across the country and around the world in record numbers, accompanied by craveable menu items, cold beer, and iconic hospitality. Our concept is here to stay.”

The whole “millennials are killing” genre is a pretty tired and overworked meme, especially considering millennials are approaching middle age at this point. But if there’s anyone who is a sucker for the kind of dumb “woke” story that your conservative uncle mentioned to you six months ago, it’s Elon Musk.

[Uproxx, Associated Press]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.