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Chinese man goes viral on social media for looking like Elon Musk

"Get your own Elon Musk on Taobao"
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A new video of a man from China who looks like Elon Musk has emerged recently, and it is going viral on Facebook.

The video, which was first posted by a user on Douyin (China’s version of TikTok), showcased the man posing next to a black Tesla car.

In the video, the man is seen giving Musk’s sheepish smile, while muttering something in mandarin.

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Since the video emerged, it has been shared several thousand times, garnering the attention of news outlets across the world.

One netizen even commented that “Anything, just anything you can find in China” — referring to China’s manufacturing prowess.

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Another netizen also mentioned that the man in the video could be using a deepfake — facial editing made by video software.

Irregardless if it was the latter, the man has since become an internet sensation all over the world.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.