- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he is willing to meet his purported Chinese doppelganger if he really does exist.
- Dubbed by netizens as “Yi Long Musk,” the alleged lookalike made headlines last year after a video of him went viral on Douyin.
- As news of Musk’s Twitter takeover plans emerged online in April, Yi Long Musk resurfaced with a new video of him holding a Twitter logo cutout.
- “I’d like to meet this guy (if he is real),” Musk tweeted. “Hard to tell with deepfakes these days.”
- Similar to Musk, several Chinese social media users are skeptical of the clip’s authenticity and have dismissed it as footage that uses deepfake, a type of artificial intelligence that can alter the face of a person in a video to make them look like someone else.
- Still, many users are delighted by the resemblance, expressing excitement about Musk’s potential meetup with his Chinese doppelganger.
Elon Musk said he is willing to meet his purported Chinese doppelganger if he really does exist.
Dubbed by the internet as “Yi Long Musk,” the alleged Musk lookalike made headlines last year after a video of him went viral on Douyin.
Rozi Khan is a 24-year-old waiter from Rawalpindi, Pakistan who gained instant online fame for his striking resemblance to “Game Of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage.View this post on Instagram
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A grocery store owner in Zhejiang province, China saw a massive boom in his business after he went viral for his uncanny resemblance to Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma.
Wu Xuelin, who now has over 1.35 million followers on his Chinese social media accounts, goes by the online nickname “Little Jack Ma.”