James O'Brien reacts to Elon Musk challenging Vladimir Putin
Over the last few weeks, the world has looked on horrified as Russian troops have waged a bloody war on Ukraine and its civilians.
Public figures around the world have condemned the violence and shown their support for the Ukrainian people, but billionaire Elon Musk has struck an odd tone by sharing memes about the war just ten days after showing support.
Washington Post journalist David Weigel posted the side by side of two of Musk’s differing tweets and questioned: “What happened in 10 days?”
In another tweet, Weigel wrote: “I guess the sincere Ukraine position got scanned as cringe so Musk had to reverse-virtue-signal with the NPC meme to recover his based cred.”
Others were also deeply offended by Musk’s distasteful posts. Another meme read: “Netflix waiting for the war to end to make a movie about a black ukraine guy falls in love with a transgender russian soldier.”
Someone took a screengrab of Musk’s tweet, and wrote: “please log tf off forever.”
please log tf off foreverpic.twitter.com/ijaQvYu1jS
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