KFC sparks Twitter war with Domino’s after Elon Musk's takeover
KFC took a dig at the pizza chain after Mr Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter on Monday
KFC sparked a Twitter war with fellow food firm Domino's after making a joke about Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media giant.
Mr Musk clinched a deal to buy Twitter TWTR.N for $44billion (around £35bn) on Monday.
And following the news, KFC couldn’t help but taking a dig at the pizza chain’s prices.
In a tweet on their official page, KFC wrote: “To put things into context, Elon Musk could have bought 17,424,242,424 Twister Wraps at £1.98 each or two large pizzas from Domino’s.”
Glasses firm Specsavers also posted a similar tweet, but chose not to mention any of its competitors.
They tweeted: “Elon Musk could’ve bought 65,217,391,304 pairs of £69 glasses. And got another 65,217,391,304 pairs free.”
Speaking before the takeover was clinched, the Tesla CEO said the social media company needs to be taken private to grow and become a platform for free speech.
Speaking at a TED Talk in Vancouver when asked about his bid, Mr Musk said: "I think it's very important for there to be an inclusive arena for free speech."
Mr Musk made the bid last week in a letter to the board of Twitter – the micro-blogging platform that has become a global means of communication for individuals and world leaders.
In a tweet following the news, Mr Musk said: “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
“I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algorithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authentic all humans.
“Twitter has tremendous potential I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it.”