Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is in hot water for a disgusting meme he shared on Twitter comparing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.
Musk — who also happens to be the richest man in the world — is upset with Trudeau for using emergency powers to shut down the so-called “Freedom Convoy” of truck drivers who have blocked a major bridge connecting Canada with the United States. The trucker protest has led to a trade disruption as goods are unable to flow between the two nations.
According to the truckers participating in the demonstration, they are protesting vaccine and mask mandates that have been implemented to help control the spread of COVID.
Here’s what Musk posted in response to a tweet from CoinDesk:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 17, 2022
Ironically, just last week Musk complained that he’s sick of people who disagree with others playing the Hitler card:
So many Hitlers! pic.twitter.com/52sUuPcB93
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 30, 2022
It didn’t take long before Musk was hit with major backlash for his disgusting post:
— Confunctionist (@confunctionist) February 17, 2022
Trucker disruptions on the US-Canada border are massively disruptive to the auto industry (but not @Tesla)….so @elonmusk has an incentive to promote these disruptions. But the Adolph meme is too much, and offensive.
— Gabe (@realgabefried) February 17, 2022
I try not to wade into these things, but this is in poor taste at the very least. It’s been a trend with his tweets lately and endears me less and less to what is otherwise a transformative company. Switching to the @Rivian camp. Sorry Elon. Actually, no I’m not.
— Mike Bettes (@mikebettes) February 17, 2022
If the truckers were in front of a Tesla plant this would be a different tweet
— T 🇨🇦 (@TALacharite) February 17, 2022
That’s a new low, congrats.
Count me out as a future customer.
— Fintweet (@Fintweet11) February 17, 2022
You are exactly what Hannah Arendt was talking about when she discussed what she called “the banality of evil.”
— Dan Davis (@Bindlestaff) February 17, 2022
I see that you’re doing your best to spread division in Canada. I guess the division we have in the U.S. isn’t enough to meet the voracious appetite of a billionaire.
— Kansas Grant (@KansasGrant) February 17, 2022
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