Sculpture of Elon Musk’s head on a goat’s body riding a rocket failed to capture his attention

  • The cryptocurrency entrepreneurs behind Elon GOAT Token have created a sculpture honoring Musk.
  • The 12,000-pound, 30-foot statue of Musk’s head on a goat’s body riding a rocket ship was delivered to Tesla headquarters today.
  • Although the statue was an attempt to get Musk’s attention, the billionaire did not respond to the stunt.

After spending more than $600,000 to create a 30-foot-long, 12,000-pound metal sculpture of Elon Musk’s head on the body of a goat riding a rocket and delivering it to Tesla headquarters, the entrepreneurs cryptocurrency behind “Goatsgiving” failed to capture the billionaire’s attention. they had hoped.

Self-proclaimed Musk fan Ashley Sansalone, along with a team of enthusiasts including Alec Wolvert and Richie Latimer, created the statue to promote their cryptocurrency, Elon GOAT Token, and hoped recognition from Musk would increase the value of their digital asset.

“We dedicated the statue to (Elon Musk) because he stepped in for crypto at a good time and blew it all up,” Latimer told USA Today. “With everything he’s done with (the cryptocurrencies) Doge and Baby Doge and a few other coins, we decided why not do the same thing, but really go out there and go beyond that and bring him Something.”

Musk’s statue paraded around Texas for several days before being “delivered” to Austin on Saturday outside Tesla’s headquarters in an event the creators called “Goatsgiving” that was meant to capture Musk’s attention.

As of 10 p.m. local time, Musk had still not recognized the publicity stunt intended to honor him.

Representatives for Elon GOAT Token, its founder, Ashley Sansalone, and chief marketing officer, Alec Wolvert, did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

The Elon GOAT Token community on Telegram expressed disappointment that Musk did not recognize the crowd-funded statue in his likeness, with some users expressing frustration at the billionaire’s lack of response in person or on Twitter, while others others speculated that Musk “definitely accepted” the project because Tesla security did not remove the statue from outside its gates.

Elon Musk and Tesla representatives did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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