Tesla Fandom Goes Feral Over Alleged One-Week-Old Tesla Model X Suspension Failure

Which group is more blindly loyal, the Tesla fandom, or Beliebers? It's a close call.
Chris Young
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While Tesla has undeniably electrically charged the automotive industry and is helping to drive down carbon emissions by making EVs more accessible, fans of the company have a history of not taking criticism too well.

Case in point: one Twitter user, Beastlorion, recently posted their displeasure at having almost been killed when their Tesla Model X, purchased only a week prior, had a catastrophic suspension failure.

The resulting Twitter thread got pretty heated, to say the least.


Here is the first tweet, which shows the damage done to the car:

Though the owner says the “wheel fell off,” it actually looks like a lower control arm snapped, and maybe a ball joint also failed. If it is true, that's a pretty terrible first week for an $80k car.

Beastlorion continued:

It didn't finish there though:

Elon's army came straight to the defense. One user, a so-called RationalWalk said: "Elon is literally saving the world and this guy dares to harass Elon a wheel falling off? Smh."

Another poster said, "Are you sure this is your car!? Your timeline doesn’t sound like it." Check out the thread if you want to see a whole barrage of similar comments — be sure to have the popcorn emoji ready.

Our favorite response of all:

Some posters even accused the OP of trying to short Tesla's stock — some view that Elon Musk is already perfectly accomplished at doing that himself

So what does this all come down to? Would someone really snap a lower control arm off their Tesla and post it on Twitter just for attention, as some have suggested?

We can only imagine that Musk is carefully cultivating a cult-like status to make it easier for him to finally take over the world with the aid of Neuralink and SpaceX. All jokes aside, what do you make of it?

Is this a simple show of brand loyalty on the part of Tesla fans, or is something a little more sinister going on? Be sure to let us know in the comments.


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