Last Sunday morning Elon Musk said that Twitter files surrounding the political censorship of COVID-19 information are coming “big time” before he joked that his pronouns are “Prosecute/Fauci.”
Oh it is coming bigtime …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022
Musk’s pronouns post upset numerous leftists, including the twin of Arizona Senator Mark Kelly (D), Scott.
“Elon, please don’t mock and promote hate toward already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the #LGBTQ+ community. They are real people with real feelings,” Scott Kelly wrote online.
“Furthermore, Dr. Fauci is a dedicated public servant whose sole motivation was saving lives,” the former NASA astronaut opined.
.@elonmusk Elon, please don’t mock and promote hate toward already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the #LGBTQ+ community. They are real people with real feelings. Furthermore, Dr Fauci is a dedicated public servant whose sole motivation was saving lives. https://t.co/Vgu04XMGeZ
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) December 12, 2022
Musk answered Kelly’s reply, countering that it is not “good nor kind” for anybody to force their so-called “pronouns” upon others who do not want to take part. He also took aim at Fauci, accusing him of being behind an operation that led to the death of millions of people.
“[Fauci] lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people,” wrote Musk. “Not awesome imo.”
I strongly disagree. Forcing your pronouns upon others when they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those who don’t, is neither good nor kind to anyone.
As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people. Not awesome imo.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2022
The opinions expressed by Musk in his response to Kelly notably would have gotten himself or anybody else banned from the platform had they been made during a large portion of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As RedState noted, it was until mid-2021 that a news website could have its “stories demonetized, and even a domain-level strike against it at places like Facebook and Google, for posting anything suggesting that gain-of-function research (virus weaponization) was even happening, let alone paid for by the United States or that it could have led to SARS-CoV-2.”
Musk has created a massive amount of controversy among left-wing circles since his acquisition of Twitter. The Twitter CEO reportedly went “scorched-earth” in another post he made on the platform earlier this week, calling out the company’s former head of Trust & Safety over a resurfaced 2010 tweet asking if high school students can “meaningfully” consent to sexual intercourse with their instructors.
“Looks like Yoel is arguing in favor of children being able to access adult Internet services in his Ph.D. thesis,” posted Musk.
Now you know why they were going after @libsoftiktok so hard
— Mostly Peaceful Memes (@MostlyPeacefull) December 10, 2022