Jimmy Fallon jokes that the new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 sounds like the name of Elon Musk’s son Jimmy Fallon jokes that the new Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 sounds like the name of Elon Musk’s son.
Elon Musk responded to a tweet sharing the video, calling it sad because Fallon appeared to mention the name of Musk’s son, X Æ A-Xii. Jimmy Fallon joked that the Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 sounds like one of Elon Musk’s children’s names.
He appeared to be referring to the name of Musk’s son, X Æ A-Xii. The comedian and television host made a joke about the Omicron subvariant during a song on the January 5 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He sang it’s a new strain, but it’s not the same. Elon Musk’s baby name sounds overkill.
The song was widely shared on Twitter after being seized on by conspiracy theorists and anti-vaxxers. A user posted a video saying: “Jimmy Fallon singing about how XBB.1.5 is the best COVID version yet..this is 5th generation warfare..you are under attack”
Elon Musk, reacting to a version of the video shared by journalist Glenn Greenwald, described it as sad. The new Omicron subvariant is spreading rapidly in the US and is causing more than 40% of new COVID-19 cases, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts told Insider that XBB.1.5 is more infectious than other Omicrons and is better at evading the immune system.
Representatives for Fallon and Elon Musk did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. Elon Musk’s son X Æ A-Xii is born in 2020. Singer Grimes, with whom Musk was in a relationship, is the mother of the child. Shortly after his birth, Grimes said that each letter in the unusual name was important.
She explained in a tweet that the X stands for unknown variable, the Æ for her “elven spelling of A,” and the A-12 for “precursor to the SR-17 (our favorite plane).” As Insider previously reported, the couple has changed the spelling of the baby’s name from X Æ A-12 to X Æ A-Xii to comply with California state law.