Elon Musk Goes BERSERK Over Ad Boycott

Elon Musk minced no words last week in responding to the mass exodus of advertisers fleeing his social media site X, telling them they could “go f*ck yourself,” the Washington Post reported.

While appearing at the New York Times DealBook conference on November 29, Musk was asked about the growing number of companies that have stopped advertising on X over the claims that the tech billionaire amplified racism and antisemitism on the platform.

Musk said the advertiser boycott would effectively kill the social media platform, saying if X goes bankrupt, the public will not blame him but will blame the skittish advertisers. He vowed that he would not bow to pressure from outside groups that are fueling the boycott, adding, “Let the chips fall where they may.”

Since taking over Twitter last year, Musk has faced a series of boycott efforts to drive advertisers from the platform. But after a controversy erupted last month when Musk appeared to agree with a user who blamed Jewish communities for the rise in antisemitism, there was a new exodus of advertisers.

During the New York Times conference that was held at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, Musk conceded that his response to that controversial post was one of the most foolish things he ever said but insisted that he was not antisemitic.

The Tesla CEO also discussed his mental health, saying his mind “often feels like a very wild storm.” Musk also argued that as the founder of Tesla, he has done more for the climate than any other “human on earth” and expressed irritation that the White House has not invited Tesla to participate in meetings on its plans for electric vehicles.

Musk also revealed that he would not vote for Joe Biden in 2024 but admitted that if the Republican nominee was Donald Trump, choosing between Biden or Trump would “definitely” be difficult.