Due to his contentious social media tweets, Elon Musk found himself in hot water once more. As a result, media behemoths like Disney and Lionsgate, together with Apple, decided to halt X (previously Twitter) commercials. As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues to garner media attention, Musk faced criticism for his antisemitic response on a social media post.
Elon Musk’s antisemitic words cause anger:
Following Apple’s example, media firms including Disney, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Comcast, and Paramount Global halted their adverts on X, a microblogging platform.
Unmoderated antisemitic information on Elon Musk’s company X is what sparked the incident. The billionaire’s own statement served as the catalyst for the backlash, which resulted in the suspension of advertising contracts on X.
Regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict, what did Elon Musk say?
Social media users have frequently criticized billionaire Elon Musk for responding to racist and antisemitic statements on X. Recently, he approved of a “anti-Jewish” message on the social media site, which caused controversy.
Musk responded to a remark made by an X user claiming that there is “diabolical hatred” among Jews for White people, saying, “You have said the actual truth.”
The Tesla CEO’s words during the Israel-Hamas conflict have been denounced by the White House as a “unacceptable” move that puts the Jewish people in danger.
Media firms halt advertisements on X
Other media behemoths joined the bandwagon and publicly denounced antisemitism after Disney and Apple declared they would be stopping their advertisements on X until the problem is fixed. This is a list of businesses that have stopped running advertisements on the social media network.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp
Bravo television network (Comcast)
Warner Bros. Discovery Inc
“In response to a remark on X, Elon Musk acknowledged the outrage and said, “As I said earlier this week, “decolonization,” “from the river to the sea,” and similar euphemisms Our conditions of service provide that explicit calls for extreme violence are forbidden and will result in suspension. Such calls inevitably entail genocide.”