Let’s get Space Karen on Twitter explained. The Elon Musk meme has become popular but how exactly did it start?

What has been your favourite meme trend of 2020 so far?

There has been no shortage to choose from, whether we’re talking the Mike Pence fly, Bunker Boy, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ skate-along or Nature’s Healing.

Perhaps it goes to show that no matter what is going on in the world, humour persists.

Of course, more continue to circulate across social media and one of the latest to be retweeted and celebrated is Space Karen.

Most will be familiar with the straightforward Karen meme as it has been a thing for years, becoming particularly prevalent in 2020.

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However, the new Twitter trend will have you believe that there’s only one Space Karen, so who is it?

Space Karen on Twitter explained

The term “Space Karen” is being used to refer to SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk.

Essentially, people are calling him “Space Karen” after he shared a tweet talking about COVID-19 testing on Friday, November 13th 2020.

It reads: “Something extremely bogus is going on. Was tested for covid four times today. Two tests came back negative, two came back positive. Same machine, same test, same nurse. Rapid antigen test from BD.”

At the time of writing, it has 165.9k retweets and a whopping 40.4k comments.

A few days after, “Space Karen” was trending and people are arguing that the contents of the tweet make him come across as your typical Karen.

As highlighted by Narcity, he has been accused of criticising COVID-19 testing without having learnt about it beforehand.

One tweeted in response to Elon Musk’s comments ‘[see below]: “Rapid antigen tests trade sensitivity for speed. They return a result in <30 minutes, but can only detect COVID-19 when you’re absolutely riddled with it. What’s bogus is that Space Karen didn’t read up on the test before complaining to his millions of followers.”

Elon Musk meme floods Twitter

The “Space Karen” name is being bounced around all over Twitter and many have weighed in their thoughts.

Check out a selection of tweets:

Does Elon Musk have COVID-19?

The BBC writes that the 49-year-old tech entrepreneur says he “most likely” has a “moderate case” of COVID-19.

When asked by a Twitter user about his symptoms, he replied: “Symptoms of a typical cold. Nothing unusual so far.”

The previous source includes that COVID-19 has now infected almost 10.9 million people in the US, with more than 245,000 deaths recorded.

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