The removal of the blinding eyesore follows complaints from aggrieved neighbors in San Francisco and a general dumpster fire of a rebrand rollout.
Sometimes—or, really, any time Elon Musk does anything—I find myself debating whether the worst consequence of allowing billionaires to exist is the wealth hoarding and inequality or the fact that they can make their little midlife crises everyone else’s problem. Ever since Musk became determined to transform Twitter into “X,” I find myself leaning toward the latter.
Over the weekend, days after police had to stop the company from taking down its Twitter sign as they didn’t have the necessary safety permits, Musk rolled out an enormous, blinding “X” sign at the top of the building. The brightly lit eyesore—which inevitably poses a risk to those vulnerable to seizures—terrorized neighbors across the street. Well, as of Monday afternoon, the “X” sign has vanished from the top of the office building following a string of very vocal complaints from neighbors, CBS reports.