Elon Musk was met with a chorus of boos when he climbed the stage at a Dave Chappelle concert at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sunday.
In videos of the event shared on social media, boos can be heard erupting from the crowd as Chappelle invites Musk on to the stage.
San Francisco is home to Twitter’s headquarters, which has changed a lot since Musk took over weeks ago.
“Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world,” Chappelle tells the audience. Following the boos, Musk said: “You weren’t expecting this, were you?”
Chappelle responded: “It sounds like some of those people you fired are in the audience.”
At one point, when Musk attempted to speak, Chappelle interrupted, saying, “Don’t say nothing. You hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest.”
Later in the video, Chappelle says: “All these people that are booing, I’m just pointing out the obvious — they have terrible seats in the stadium.”
The jeers continued for most of the show, and Chappelle said at the end: “Booing is not the best thing you can do. I wish everybody in this auditorium the joy of feeling free and may your pursuit of happiness set you free. Amen.”
In a tweet referencing the incident, Musk claimed that it was “90% cheers and 10% boos.”
He wrote: “Technically, it was 90% cheers & 10% boos (except during quiet periods), but, still, that’s a lot of boos, which is a first for me in real life (frequent on Twitter). It’s almost as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists… but nahhh.”