X Bears Consequence of Elon Musk’s Anti-Semitic Comment
Elon Musk, who acquired Twitter in 2022 and rebranded it to X, is facing backlash for agreeing to a social media post that accused Jewish communities of pushing hatred against whites. The White House accused the billionaire of repeating a hideous lie about Jewish people and spreading anti-Semitism.
Andrew Bates, White House spokesperson, said Musk’s comment was unacceptable. “We condemn this abhorrent of anti-Semitic and racist hate in the strongest terms. “It is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of anti-Semitism in American history at any time, let alone one month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust.”
And major companies like Disney and Apple have ceased their online campaigns on Musk’s social media platform X. IBM has also halted its online ad campaigns on X, with a spokesperson saying IBM has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination. “We have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this entirely unacceptable situation.”
What Did Elon Musk Endorse?
The backlash is over Elon Musk replying to an anti-Semitic post on X as “the actual truth”. The post claimed Jews have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them.
To this, Musk stated, “You have said the actual truth. The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) unjustly attacks the majority of the West, despite the majority of the West supporting the Jewish people and Israel. This is because they cannot, by their own tenets, criticize the minority groups who are their primary threat.”
The US, France, UK and Russia have witnessed increasing anti-Semitic incidents since October 7.
Taking X Out of Business
And now X, formerly Twitter, is bearing the consequences of Musk’s opinion. The X Out Hate group, a coalition of 163 Jewish leaders, activists and academics, urged companies to suspend their online advertising campaigns on X in September.
This came after the tech entrepreneur threatened to file a defamation lawsuit against the ADL for allegedly trying to kill the social media platform by falsely accusing the platform and Musk of being anti-Semitic.
Acknowledging advertising blockade on X, Musk said on Friday “As I said earlier this week, ‘decolonization’, ‘from the river to the sea’ and similar euphemisms necessarily imply genocide. Clear calls for extreme violence are against our terms of service and will result in suspension.”