Elon Musk pushed again in opposition to “bogus media tales” on Sunday after he sparked a contemporary wave of criticism for endorsing an antisemitic put up on X.
“This previous week, there have been lots of of bogus media tales claiming that I’m antisemitic,” Musk wrote on his social media community, previously referred to as Twitter. “Nothing could possibly be farther from the reality.”
“I want solely the very best for humanity and a affluent and thrilling future for all.”
The outspoken billionaire described a social media put up on X as “the precise reality” final week. The put up in query claimed Jewish communities have been pushing “hatred in opposition to whites that they declare to need individuals to cease utilizing in opposition to them.”
“I’m deeply disinterested in giving the tiniest shit now about western Jewish populations coming to the disturbing realization that these hordes of minorities that assist flooding their nation don’t precisely like them an excessive amount of,” the put up learn.
Jewish teams rapidly condemned the put up and Musk’s endorsement, calling it the “form of antisemitism that results in massacres.” The White Home additionally weighed in, calling Musk’s put up an “abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate.”
The criticism prompted advertisers, together with Disney, Apple and IBM, to pull their advertisements from X quickly.
X has confronted a barrage of criticism following Musk’s acquisition, with civil rights teams accusing the platform of creating it simpler for hate speech to proliferate on-line. Musk himself has sparred with the Anti-Defamation League, a gaggle that works to fight hate in opposition to Jewish individuals, threatening to sue the nonprofit for a decline in promoting gross sales.