Like Disney’s Obi Wan Kenobi, Musk is our only hope…

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Watch this video. Elon Musk, in his first interview with mainstream media since his antisemitic post on X earlier this month, apologized for what he called his “dumbest” ever social media post.  During the New York Times DealBook Summit interview with MSNBC’s Aaron Ross Sorkin, Musk said repeatedly he was sorry for publishing a tweet on Nov. 15 that agreed with an anti-Jewish post which claimed Jewish people were stoking hatred against white people. Musk in his post said the user, who referenced the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory, was speaking “the actual truth.”

In the interview Musk said he had “handed a loaded gun” to both detractors and antisemitic people, describing his post as possibly the worst he had made during a history of messages that included many “foolish” ones. Reuters

But he lashed out at advertisers leaving his platform because of rising antisemitism on X.

“I don’t want them to advertise,” he said. “If someone is going to blackmail me with advertising or money go f**k yourself. Go. F**k. Yourself,” he said. “Is that clear? Hey Bob, if you’re in the audience, that’s how I feel”.

The “Hi Bob” was targeted at Disney CEO Bob Iger who is in the audience and has paused advertising on X.

X users were quick to rush to support Elon. Like Disney’s Star Wars’ Obi Wan Kenobi, he is our only hope for free speech. And when free speech is encouraged mistakes can be made.