There it was, on the always-factual pages of the New York Post: George Clooney hates Teslas.
On Monday, the tabloid published an article focusing on Clooney’s comment at the very end of a recent Esquire interview that he’d been “on the side of the road a while” in his Tesla Roadster.
Clooney owned not only one of the first Tesla owners–he reportedly sold his Roadster, serial number 0008, last year–but has also bragged in the past about owning a Tango, a tandem two-seat electric car that’s only half as wide as a conventional car.
Clooney has long been a fan of electric vehicles and for a while owned a Tango as well as a Tesla Roadster. Last year, Clooney had his Roadster auctioned off and gave the proceeds to one of his charities, the Satellite Sentinel Project. Bloomberg TV makes reference to an Esquire magazine interview with Clooney where he said he wasn’t a fan of Tesla cars. He’d been stranded in his Tesla and said, “Look guys, why am I always stuck on the side of the (blank) road?”
Despite all this, the Weird Wall Street hosts seem to be most disappointed with Clooney for referring to himself as “one of the first ‘cats’ with a Tesla.” Tesla CEO Elon Musk snarked out a Tweet about the issue: “In other news, George Clooney reports that his iPhone 1 had a bug back in ’07.” You can watch the brief segment below.