Via his social media, rocker Jack White has slammed Elon Musk over allowing ex-United States President Donald Trump back on Twitter. Some time ago Trump had his account blocked, but Musk is interested in allowing him back onto the platform.
This infuriated White, who shared that Musk’s actions were “absolutely disgusting” and that this is “an asshole move.” Below is everything that Jack White had to say about Elon Musk’s decision to reinstate Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
“So you gave Trump his Twitter platform back. Absolutely disgusting, Elon. That is officially an asshole move. Why don’t you be truthful? Tell it like it is; people like you and Joe Rogan (who gives platforms to liars like Alex Jones etc.); you come into a ton of money, see the tax bill, despise paying your fair share, and then think moving to Texas and supporting whatever Republican you can is going to help you keep more of your money. (How else could Trump possibly interest you?)
“You intend to give platforms to known liars and wash your hands like Pontius Pilate and claim no responsibility? Trump was removed from Twitter because he incited violence multiple times, people died and were injured as a result of his lies and his ego, (let alone what his coup did to attempt to destroy democracy and our Capitol).
“And how about the division and the families broken apart from his rhetoric and what it did to this country? That’s not ‘free speech’ or ‘what the poll decided,’ or whatever nonsense you’re claiming it to be; this is straight up you trying to help a fascist have a platform, so you can eventually get your tax breaks. I mean, how many more billions do you need that you have to risk democracy itself to obtain it?”
White used to apparently be a supporter of Tesla, but with this recent decision that Musk has made, Jack feels Elon has “gone too far” and is using his power to “promote horrible, violence-inducing liars.”
White goes on to share that he is a “believer in free speech, but for example I’m not about to let the KKK hold a rally at our record label’s performance stage. That’s one of the platforms we control and have a say in, it’s not town square operated by the government. And if I owned a gas station, I wouldn’t be selling the KKK gasoline to burn crosses either, and then wash my hands as if I didn’t help facilitate hatred.”
Jack White then concludes by sharing the following (the following directed at Elon Musk): “You took on a big responsibility with your purchase, and ‘free speech’ isn’t some umbrella that protects you from that.”