The White House has condemned Elon Musk’s “abhorrent” tweets after the X owner posted his full-throated agreement with an antisemitic post.
A statement from the White House issued on Friday said: “We condemn this abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans.”
Musk sparked backlash with his own tweets responding to a user who accused Jewish people of “hating white people” and showing indifference to antisemitism. “You have said the actual truth,” Musk tweeted in reply.
X users, including many in the tech industry, lambasted the posts, though other users agreed with Musk and said they were gleefully watching him sink into their hateful worldview.
The White House’s statement continued: “It is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of antisemitism in American history at any time, let alone one month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust.”
The condemnation from the White House capped off a week of controversy for X, formerly Twitter. The night before, IBM announced it would stop advertising on X after a report said its ads were appearing alongside material praising Adolf Hitler and Nazis.
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