A PR overview email reportedly made the rounds on Tuesday featuring Bezos’ New Shepard rocket-shaped adult toys.
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July 21, 2021
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Elon Musk is known to be controversial when it comes to his antics on Twitter, so all eyes were on the billionaire following the space trip of his longtime rival Jeff Bezos.
Musk tweeted a simple “Good luck tomorrow!” To Bezos’ space exploration company, Blue Origin, Monday night before the flight.
Tuesday afternoon, Musk sent a simple “Congratulations! To the Blue Origin account in response to video of the New Shepard rocket landing in the West Texas desert.
Related: Jeff Bezos Making History Of A Successful Space Flight
But Musk wasn’t letting Bezos win the space race against him without a hit – and it came in the form of a commentary on an X-rated company capitalizing on Bezos’ ship design.
The SciGuySpace account tweeted what appears to be a public relations pitch on behalf of adult entertainment company CamSoda which claims it will start selling rocket-themed adult toys inspired by the phallic shape of the rocket from Bezos.
2021, what a time to be alive.
Important update on New Shepard’s pushing ability. pic.twitter.com/q8Tdo20JqH
– Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) July 21, 2021
“The world couldn’t help but notice the phallic-shaped rocket [Bezos] was in it, ”the pitch reads, including a joke that the billionaire’s rocket“ entered zone o ”.
My Inbox: An adult toy company capitalizing on the space barons craze. “Dildo series inspired by… ‘Billionaire Space Race’ between Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk which includes Blue Orgasm (play on Blue Origin), Space Sex (play on SpaceX) & Galadick (play on VSS Unity).” pic.twitter.com/tcarCHJP46
– Hrag (@hragv) July 21, 2021
Hyperallergic editor-in-chief Hrag Vartanian also shared a screenshot of the new toys whose names are all sexual innuendo regarding the space exploration company names of Bezos, Musk and Bransons, respectfully.
Related: Jeff Bezos thanks Amazon employees after the space flight: “You paid for this”
Huffpost Personal editor-in-chief Noah Michelson also confirmed the pitch was real, claiming he received an email with the same subject.
I just received an email with this header:
“BREAKING: Adult Company Launches Rocket Themed Line Of Dildos After Bezos’ Phallic Shaped Rocket Gets Into Zone O”
I think I’m going to bed because obviously today must be over now. All week, really …
– Noah Michelson (@noahmichelson) July 20, 2021
“I think I’m going to bed because obviously today has to be over now,” he joked.
Musk responded with a word in response that said it all: “Good.”
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2021
Despite being a man of few words, Musk is seasoned with sneaky but subtle responses that pack a punch.
“It’s amazing how, no matter how advanced humans get, there’s always that level of teenage humor about anything sexual,” one user said. responded in Musk. “So complex and yet so simple.”
“Are you sad you didn’t think of it first”, another request Musk. “Can you imagine how well a ‘Boring Company’ brand dildo would sell? “
Related: Jeff Bezos’ Space Travel To Cost $ 2.54 Million Per Minute
This follows numerous memes and jokes on the internet yesterday claiming that Bezos’ rocket looked like a pretty specific body part.
Musk’s own space exploration company SpaceX aims to send his Starship vehicle to Mars and return in the next six months.