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Maine man is alarmed when everyone mocks his Cybertruck and gives him the middle finger

Cybertruck in Maine

The owner of a Cybertruck in Maine knew he would be one of the few people in the state to own the futuristic-looking vehicle – but he didn't expect everyone to hate it as much as it seems.

In an interview with the Portland Press-HeraldSeemingly introverted Cybertruck owner Travis Carter claimed he didn't buy the $100,000 vehicle to attract attention, and when people in the coastal town started staring at his boxy truck, he was shocked.

“I don't like attention,” Carter, the owner of a cannabis dispensary, told the newspaper. “It wasn't an attention-seeking move. People took so many photos of me.”

This is another sign that the Cybertruck has quickly become a symbolic representation of the Tesla brand and its controversial CEO Elon Musk. For many, the polarizing vehicle is more of a lifestyle choice than an electric pickup truck.

Bad publicity

As the Portland Press-Herald Carter is one of only two people in all of Maine to have registered a Cybertruck. Portland, the state's most populous city, is home to fewer than 70,000 people, so there's little doubt that sober Maine residents have noticed the vehicular anomaly in their midst.

According to Carter, people not only act like paparazzi when they see him driving around in his muted stainless steel behemoth, they have reportedly even given him the middle finger and insulted him.

It's as if the vehicle is the embodiment of the “way” that Maine residents love to hate, and Carter, who told the newspaper he's a native of Kingston, New York, and moved to Portland just seven years ago to open his pharmacy, bears the brunt of that prejudice.

“I'm shy, so it was a weird experience,” he continued, “stopping at a red light and having every single person stare at me.”

Both online and offline, Portland residents have begun to denigrate Carter's Cybertruck, with some even going so far as to discourage others from visiting his Vice Cannabis dispensary because they disagree with his taste in electric vehicles.

“It's actually nice of Vice Cannabis to do people a favor and warn them to stay away,” wrote one angry resident in a thread on the city's subreddit. “There's no way I would trust the judgment of someone who would buy a Cybertruck.”

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