Artist at the heart of the bizarre Tesla farting unicorn row thinks Elon Musk is 'arrogant' — but he's still a fanboy
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Artist at the heart of the bizarre Tesla farting unicorn row thinks Elon Musk is ‘arrogant’ — but he’s still a fanboy

Tom Edwards’ farting unicorn mug. Tom Edwards, Wallyware Elon Musk has got embroiled in a weird row about a farting unicorn. Colorado-based artist Tom Edwards says Musk used a picture he created without permission in Tesla car operating systems. In now-deleted tweets, Musk said the image was not created by Edwards, and implied that the artist should be grateful for the exposure. Edwards told Business Insider that Musk has been "arrogant" about the dispute. He remains as a Musk fanboy, however. The artist at the centre of a bizarre row with Elon Musk over the image of a farting unicorn has called the Tesla CEO "very arrogant" — but says he’s still a fanboy. The unicorn originally featured on one of Colorado-based potter Tom Edwards’ mugs, which carried a positive message about electric vehicles. Musk tweeted a picture praising the mug in February 2017, and said it was "maybe my favorite mug ever." These tweets have now been deleted. It was brought to Edwards’ attention two months later by friends that images of his unicorn were popping up inside Tesla vehicles on the operating system. "They call it an Easter egg, I see it more as a hidden icon," […]

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