Jack White Mocks Elon Musk’s ‘Free Speech’ Hypocrisy After Kanye Twitter Ban

Jack White has been maintaining with Elon Musk’s Twitter regime — and has some pointed phrases about it. On Friday, the “Love Is Blindness” musician shared his ideas on Musk’s allowance of sure individuals (learn: Donald Trump, neo-Nazis) and sure hate (learn: antisemitism, white supremacy) on his platform.

“So Elon, how’s that ‘free speech’ factor understanding?” wrote White, who left Twitter final month, on Instagram. “Oh, I see, so it’s important to CHOOSE who will get free speech and who doesn’t then? What sort of crybaby liberal suspends somebody’s free speech? Hmm….”

White shared screenshots of Kanye West’s suspended account — it occurred after the rapper tweeted a Swastika and Musk mentioned it violated a Twitter rule about inciting violence. White additionally shared a screenshot of a tweet from Musk saying he wouldn’t let Alex Jones again on the platform since he has “no mercy for anybody who would use the deaths of kids for… fame.”

“Conspiracy liar Alex Jones doesn’t get ‘free speech’ both? I see. So that you’re studying that these of us incite violence and hatred however trump…DOESN’T?” he tweeted. (White mentioned earlier than that he left Twitter due to Musk’s resolution to permit the previous president again on the platform.) “Or is it that liar Jones, and anti-Semite egomaniac Kanye can’t present tax breaks for billionaires the best way the previous president might?”

“Or that possibly the controller of this ‘free speech’ is insulted personally?” White continued with the rhetorical questions. “It’s good to observe in actual time as you be taught that each one issues have to be regulated, whether or not that be weapons, medicine, alcohol, meeting, or speech due to the hazard of somebody or one thing being damage or destroyed. They’re typically known as ‘legal guidelines.’”

White continued to tug Musk, saying that the billionaire was probably studying “how dangerous it may be while you let harmful, hateful individuals say no matter they need in your stage.” White closed feedback on his publish, and made such resolution some extent, since he can “regulate the platforms I management.”

“Do the suitable factor Elon and don’t present different hate mongers a stage, allow them to go discuss in [the] city sq.,” he ended his rant. “And no, twitter isn’t city sq. owned by the govt.., it’s a personal firm owned by Elon Musk.”

White had initially defined his resolution to go away Twitter in a equally prolonged Instagram publish devoted to Musk in November, accusing the Tesla proprietor of giving again a platform to “identified liars” like Trump, whereas calling the reinstatement of Trump’s account “an asshole transfer.”


Musk gave Trump again his account after greater than 15 million individuals allegedly voted in a Twitter ballot, with 51.8 p.c suggesting that the previous president’s account needs to be reinstated. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk wrote about his resolution. (A Twitter insider lately instructed Rolling Stone that Twitter polls are plagued with bots.)

“That’s not ‘free speech’ or ‘what the ballot determined’ or no matter nonsense you’re claiming it to be; that is straight up you making an attempt to assist a fascist have a platform so you’ll be able to ultimately get your tax breaks,” White wrote. “I imply, what number of extra billions do you want that it’s important to danger democracy itself to acquire it?”


Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -spot_img