- Ryan Cohen’s Twitter account gets a new persona similar to Elon Musk’s.
- Cohen, GameStop’s chairman of the board, has 230,000 Twitter followers, while Musk has 63 million.
- Chewy co-founder is working on transforming GameStop into gaming Amazon.
Ryan Cohen’s Twitter account has started to look like Elon Musk’s.
The Chewy co-founder and now more notable chairman of the board at GameStop has posted tweets similar to those of the Tesla boss.
Take a look for yourself. On Monday, Cohen tweeted:
If you’re not sure what that means, try reading it backwards. It’s strangely reminiscent of one naughty tweet from Musk in response to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, on Nov. 7.
On subreddit r / Superstonk, about 16,000 people liked a post about Cohen’s tweet. And on Twitter, well-known retailers like Matt Kohrs also commented with backwards text. “Emas,” Kohrs said.
Cohen joined Twitter just over two years ago, and it started slowly with rare posts primarily of articles about himself. It grew to a gif-heavy side, and in the last month he has sent out several tweets, like the one above, which retailers praised.
Cohen’s new online persona is something of a mix of Musk and AMC boss Adam Arons – both of whom have garnered attention from the retail crowd with crypto tweets and Twitter polls. Once, Musk even responded to one of Aaron’s tweets.
Still, Cohen has just 230,000 followers, while Musk, the world’s richest man, has about 63 million.
On October 31, Cohen tweeted “MGGA,” to which many on Twitter guessed was a twist on former President Donald Trump’s slogan meaning “Make GameStop Great Again.”
A tweet from November 8 read: “Decision between two options for my GME shares: HOLD or HODL …” “Hodl” refers to a well-known Reddit investment concept that means holding on to shares. A website called “GME DD”, which reports on GameStop for the retail volume, guessed that the tweet was making fun of Musk, who aired a poll asking his followers if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stake.
GameStop did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment or clarification on Cohen’s tweets.
Being chairman of GameStop has put Cohen in the spotlight among the army of retailers backing the company. A post in September titled “4 Things to Know About Ryan Cohen” received 10,000 votes on the r / Superstonk thread.
Cohen has said he wants to turn the retailer into gaming’s Amazon. Since then, the company has released jobs related to blockchain and metaverse, and plans to launch a platform for non-fungible tokens or NFTs. Retailers on Reddit have hyped up the outlook.
GameStop stock, which was single-digit last year, has risen more than 1,000% this year with support from an army of retailers mobilized on Reddit investment threads such as Wall Street Bets and Superstonk. Shares are trading at $ 207.63 at. 13:28 in New York.