Elon Musk has been under fire for his recent tweets on social media X, which have raised questions about his anti-Semitic views. Despite his claims that he does not hold such views, the controversial nature of his tweets has left many people skeptical.
The scandal began when Musk criticized the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a Jewish organization, in a series of tweets. This was followed by a series of posts that seemed to support vile conspiracy theories and even interacted with accounts deemed antisemitic at an even higher rate.
The fallout was swift and severe. Long-time Tesla investors expressed dissatisfaction and major companies like Apple and Disney put a hold on investing in advertising on X. The White House also condemned Musk’s behavior, stating that it went against American values.
Musk’s rhetoric against the ADL intensified during this time, leading to further controversy. He even appeared to support a random user who spread vile conspiracy theories about Jews wanting to replace whites. His response, “You told the truth for the truth,” only added fuel to the fire.
It seems that Musk has had a history with the Anti-Defamation League and has had issues with it in the past. In September, he attacked the organization following its criticism of him, and before that, he blamed them for Network X’s difficulties in bringing in advertisers. He even threatened to sue them for it. However, there did seem to be a relaxation between Musk and the organization by late September, but this was short-lived