It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the release of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. The infamous mag was once beloved by prepubescent boys for its masturbation fantasy potential. Now that everything from hardcore porn to seductive bikini photos is available on the internet everywhere from YouTube to Instagram, we’re not even sure who’d bother to pick up an issue. Elon Musk, maybe?
Gone are the days when there was one cookie-cutter kind of model (best described as hot, thin, and busty) in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue spread. Now, the magazine has swung to the other extreme, exhibiting a diverse array of body shapes.
Is the magazine better for it? Depends on what it represents, we suppose. If it’s still meant to be visually stimulating, well, no. The models aren’t getting hotter. If it’s supposed to be some kind of important cultural touchstone (LOL), then we suppose some people are pleased that SI is objectifying all kinds of women now?
One of the more controversial models in this year’s crop was Maye Musk, the woman who birthed entrepreneurial A-hole Elon Musk. At 74 years old, Maye is the oldest woman to ever appear in the Swimsuit Issue.
I am so excited to be on the cover of @si_swimsuit at the age of 74. It’s about time!
You can buy your copy of #SISwim22 on May 19th!
If you want to see more pics, interview and videos online, click on https://t.co/C5w9BRwmpE pic.twitter.com/mWY4pqesle
— Maye Musk (@mayemusk) May 16, 2022
Maye has actually had a career as a model, though she isn’t much to look at now – unless you’re into that GILF kind of thing, like this guy:
Hey Elon Musk's mom is pretty hot
— Bob Janke: Honky (@Bob_Janke) April 30, 2022
And while some praised SI for its age inclusivity, many more on the internet had serious clapback for including the elderly in what was previously a sexy spread. In honor of those critics, we rounded up the funniest reactions to Elon Musk’s cover model mom.
Cover Photo: Sean Zanni / Contributor (Getty Images)
This is just a joke now…right?
— Based User 1 (@captofcoralbay) May 16, 2022
I can’t wait to jerk it to Elon musks elderly mother
— Wojtek Piecyk (@theswolepole) May 16, 2022
— Ghost of Dark Maga Past (@DVinson79) May 16, 2022
I just threw up in my mouth
— eCAli (@eCAli) May 17, 2022
I hate it here
— Dennis Ey (@justcomicrelief) May 17, 2022
Did he buy that shit too?
— Scott (@The_Scott_Im_No) May 16, 2022
I’m shocked SI still exists. I have no idea what their business model is.
— Dusty Moonshine (@DustyMoonshine) May 16, 2022
Sports illustrated should release a women of Congress swimsuit edition
— Less than ZERØ (@AmericanNoir_) May 16, 2022
Just cancelled my subscription…
— Darryl Forten (@darryl_forten) May 16, 2022
— Rico Destro (@RicoDestro34) May 16, 2022
Photoshop does wonders! However it doesn’t help the soul!
— Azalea M Baker (@Venza2021) May 17, 2022
That name rings a bell…
— Sam the Man (@SudnSam) May 16, 2022