What if Elon offers you money, Scotty?
Hi Scotty, love your channel. I saw your video exposing Elon Musk and Tesla. You have been boycotting tesla for a while now, and for completely valid reasons (pollution caused by creating batteries, no infra to support electric cars). But Elon Musk is a millionaire and he goes after all of his critics. Remember when he sued top gear and jeremy clarkson for saying bad things about tesla cars?
So if Elon Musk were to offer you say a mere $5 million to take down your anti-tesla videos and to publicly advocate their cars, would you do it?
I know Scotty has issues with Elon and Tesla, and I share those same concerns, but I gotta give the guy credit, he was building fully mass marketable EV’s before anyone else. And with Space X he has shown that private industry can outperform Government based entities. NASA is depending on Space X more everyday,
I've been watching Scotty for years now and I can't really believe that he has been in the game this long just for the money. There's an intrinsically good feeling that comes with learning new things and fixing stuff. Scotty goes above that to help empower others to feel the same way. If he feels that Tesla cars are not good for such and such reasons then he will say so and explain himself. Ultimately his advice is aimed at regular people and DIY hobbyists. The good feeling that you get when helping others in such a pure way is worth more than any physical dollar amount.
No, Scotty would keep telling the truth.
Scotty seems to be a man of integrity. He tells it as it is and we all benefit from that.
Tesla and its owners are only I interested in building wealth and fame. I believe Tesla will be gone in ten years or less.
I worked for a hotel in the Caribbean with two new model X. One worked for six months before developing multiple issues. The other one never worked and took one year to get it fixed. .
Issues were, no AC since new, fast charger stopped working after 6 months, rubber seals on body getting sticky after one year, etc.
That's not going to happen, we know Scotty.
I think Elon Musk better off using the money to pay his workers. My dad tells me that most CEOs will yell at you and possibly fire you if you do a simple mistake. I wouldn't invest Musk's stocks in the future. He achieved a lot compared to Jeff Bezos.
If Elon's handing out bribes, where do I get in line?
Scotty's "branding" is his claim of vehicle-related integrity. If he loses that, via a Musk co-optation, Scotty loses his audience as stigma, a discredited identity is attached to him.
This YouTube outlet gives Scotty purpose, meaning, authority, status, connection. I truly doubt Scotty would sacrifice his core values and needs for anything Musk could offer. By the time you're 67 (I'm 68), you know who you are and what matters and what does not. If Musk is Mephistopheles, Scotty is not Faust.
he will never do that. And scotty himself is a millionaire fyi.
If it was me, I wouldnt take the money, and tell everyone he tried to give me money.
Not to nitpick, but Elon is waaaaaaayyyyyy beyond being a millionaire. And, what Thumpy said.
Scotty won’t take the money. Scotty is already rich anyway. Don’t let the older Toyotas fool you lol
He’s 70ish years old. What does he need $5M for?
People talking on here like 5 mil is pocket money haha saying ohhh we wouldn’t take it YEEEAAAAHHH RIGHT OK 😂😂 we Americans are all talk no follow through. As far as Scotty taking the money I don’t know if he would or not. If he did I don’t blame him at all wether he’s a millionaire or not it’s just more financial security. If he didn’t take the money hey good for him doesn’t make a difference to me I’d still watch him.
He has 2 ads on his videos + a great following that knows him for being solo and his integrity. He doesn't need or want 5 million to talk about how great Teslas are. He speaks the truth (hopefully), PERIOD.
I'll consider liking Elon when he lets his employees unionize.
Ununionized autoworkers that I've seen have no pride and aren't good at their jobs.
It makes me mad that he could easily afford to let his workers unionize and fight for basic employment rights, but instead he needed that 18th summer home. Same with Walmart.