Once again, internet users have discovered a “doppelganger” of none other than Tesla CEO Elon Musk. A short video of a man who bears a striking similarity to the billionaire business entrepreneur and SpaceX CEO, which was first released on TikTok, has gone popular on social media platforms in recent days. However, some have argued that the video is simply a brilliant deep fake.
The man, who calls himself a “Chinese Elon Musk,” is seen in the video standing next to a car, imitating the Tesla CEO. According to the New York Post, the video has already had over 878 reactions and 1,801 shares, but it has prompted a dispute in the comments about its validity.
The majority of viewers believe the video has been artificially manipulated or is a ‘deepfake’ in which Musk’s face has been placed on another person. If you look closely, there’s a little glitch around his eyes and mouth, according to users.
“It’s a complete ruse.” “There’s a minor glitch when he speaks while the camera is panning around; it’s in the eyes and mouth, and it appears to be delayed,” a user commented.
However, many viewers were taken aback by the eerie resemblance in the video. As a joke, some of them dubbed the doppelganger “Yi Long Musk.”
Many additional celebrities’ doppelgangers and deep fakes have been discovered on the internet. A deep fake of Tom Cruise went viral on social media sites earlier this year. TikTok users later disputed the claim. Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and a slew of other celebs have discovered doppelgangers on the internet.