The cryptocurrency entrepreneurs behind Elon GOAT Token have created a sculpture in Musk’s honor.
The 12,000-pound, 30-foot statue of Musk’s head on a goat body riding a rocket ship was delivered to Tesla headquarters.
Though the statue was an attempt to get Musk’s attention, the billionaire didn’t respond to the stunt.
After spending more than $600,000 creating a 30-foot-long, 12,000-pound metal sculpture of Elon Musk’s head on a goat body riding a rocket ship and delivering it to Tesla headquarters, the cryptocurrency entrepreneurs behind “Goatsgiving” aren’t managed to capture the attention of the billionaire as they had hoped.
Self-described Musk fan Ashley Sansalone, along with a team of enthusiasts including Alec Wolvert and Richie Latimer, created the statue to promote their cryptocurrency, the Elon GOAT Token, and hoped an acknowledgment from Musk would increase the value of their digital asset.
The head, designed by metal sculptor Kevin Stone in British Columbia, Canada, took nearly six months to assemble, according to The Wall Street Journal. The rest of the parts were built in Phoenix, Arizona to speed up construction.
“We dedicated the statue to (Elon Musk) because he stepped in for crypto at a good point and blew everything up,” Latimer told USA Today. “With all that he has done with (cryptocurrencies) Doge and Baby Doge and a few other coins, we decided why not do the same thing, but really go out there and go further and bring him something.”
Musk’s statue was paraded around Texas for several days before being “delivered” on Saturday in Austin outside Tesla’s headquarters during an event the creators dubbed “Goatsgiving” that was meant to grab attention. by Musk.
As of 10pm local time, Musk had still not acknowledged the publicity stunt intended to honor him.
Representatives of Elon GOAT Token, its founder, Ashley Sansalone, and chief marketing officer, Alec Wolvert, did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.
The Elon GOAT Token community on Telegram expressed disappointment that Musk failed to recognize the mob-funded statue that bore his likeness, with some users expressing frustration at the billionaire’s lack of response in person or on Twitter. while others speculated that Musk was “definitely embracing”. the project because Tesla security had not removed the statue from outside its gates.
“Let’s stay here as long as possible,” Wolvert told the Journal. “I’ve also heard some people say they would hook up with it.”
Musk and Tesla representatives did not immediately respond to Insider requests for comment.
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