White House slams billionaire Elon Musk over his remarks on antisemitism

The White House has criticized tech entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk for his abhorrent promotion of anti-Semitism and racist hatred, while several top US companies such as Apple have removed advertisements from his social media platform X.

Musk, 52, on Wednesday endorsed a post on X that falsely claimed that Jewish people stir up hatred against white people. He said the user who referred to the “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory was speaking “the actual truth.”

The anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews want to bring undocumented minority groups to Western countries to push back white majorities in those countries is often embraced by hate groups.

It is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of anti-Semitism in American history at any time, let alone a month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust, said spokesman Andrew Bates. White House.

As President Biden said weeks ago in commemoration of the victims of the Pittsburgh Synagogue shooting, the devastating atrocity of October 7 has brought back painful memories left by millennia of anti-Semitism; and under his presidency we will continue to condemn anti-Semitism at every opportunity,” he said.

We condemn in the strongest terms this abhorrent promotion of anti-Semitic and racist hatred, which goes against our core values ​​as Americans. We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hate, and an obligation to speak out against anyone who attacks the dignity of their fellow Americans and endangers the safety of our communities, Bates said.

In protest against Musk’s action, several top US companies have announced that they are dropping their advertisements on X, the social media platform.

Prominent among them are Apple, Oracle, NBCUniversal’s Bravo network and Comcast.

IBM has zero tolerance for hate speech and discrimination, and we have immediately suspended all advertising on X while we investigate this completely unacceptable situation, the company said in a statement.

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