Elon Musk Is Eager to Meet His Chinese Doppelganger Yilong Musk

Is Yilong Musk real? Until Elon Musk pays his Chinese ‘twin’ a visit, we may never know

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5:34 PM HKT, Wed May 11, 2022

Mere days after Elon Musk shocked the world by acquiring Twitter, the billionaire generated online buzz again — this time, by expressing his desire to meet his Chinese doppelganger Yilong Musk (alias).

“I’d like to meet this guy (if he is real). Hard to tell with deepfakes these days,” tweeted Musk.

Musk’s Chinese lookalike surfaced on TikTok in December 2021, which prompted the real Musk to make a ‘dad joke‘ about the possibility of himself being partly Chinese.

The doppelganger struck again recently by posting a video of himself with a budget cut-out of Larry T Bird, aka the Twitter bird — an unmistakable response to the business magnate’s acquisition of Twitter.

News of Tesla Motors’ CEO wanting to meet his ‘twin’ has made waves on Weibo, with its related hashtag accumulating more than 100 million views.

Many Chinese netizens have expressed their awe over the resemblance. “I really think Yilong Musk is Elon Musk’s lost brother,” reads one post.

Others have remained skeptical. “It is so obvious he is a deepfake. There is no doubt about it,” reads the most upvoted comment under a debate on the veracity of Yilong Musk’s looks.

Is Yilong Musk real? Until Elon Musk pays him a visit, we may never know.

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