Jun 28, 2018

Elon Musk accused of stealing farting unicorn image

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has been accused of using an image of a farting unicorn for his business without permission or compensation. Last year, Mr Musk tweeted the original image, which featured on a mug by Colorado potter Tom Edwards. On Thursday morning, Mr Musk tweeted a journalist saying: "I offered to pay the guy who drew it twice already for something I don't even want." In February 2017, Mr Musk shared the "Whimsical drawing" of a unicorn farting electricity to power an electric car which featured on his "Favourite" mug. The post brought some exposure for Mr Edwards, who had started making his unicorn mugs in 2010 and was thrilled to find out Mr Musk was a fan of his work.

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