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Maybe I’m partly Chinese: Musk reacts to viral video of his doppelganger

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The video, which was originally posted on Douyin, the Chinese version of Tiktok, showed the lookalike wearing a black coat and standing next to a black car.

The man, who appeared to be Chinese, quickly went viral on social media, with many referring to him as ‘Yi Long Musk.’ However, the video first appeared on the video-sharing platform TikTok before spreading to other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Tesla CEO responded to a Twitter user who posted a side-by-side photo of himself and his alleged doppelganger. “Maybe I’m partially Chinese!” wrote Musk.

“China has its own version of everything,” wrote a person.

“They say somewhere in the world there’s a twin out there of yourselfor it is a simulation,” wrote one other.

Many other Twitter users also questioned whether the video was a hoax. “Best deep fake ever!” exclaimed a Twitter user. “Sweet dude,” said another.

Publication in the community According to the Global Times, Musk’s Asian impersonator may have used AI to mimic the billionaire’s decisions.

“In Hindu mythology, the belief is that in the world, there are seven similar looking people. So every person has 7 doppelgangers and they may never come across each other in a lifetime (sic),” wrote one other.


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