On Monday, March 14, Tesla and SpaceX The CEO shared a meme on his Twitter page with the caption: “Netflix waiting for the end of the war to make a film about blacks Ukraine the guy fell in love with a transgender Russian soldier [sic]».
Next to the caption is a photo of Pablo Escobar on the Netflix show Narcos, played by Wagner Moura, who is waiting on the bench.
The tweet seemed to ridicule the increasing visibility of marginalized media groups in the media, and the billionaire received a lot of criticism.
“Thank you for reminding me why I will never buy one of your cars,” one person on Twitter, Danning Kruger, tweeted.
In a similar message, another man is sad: “Probably someday I will buy an electric car, but for sure it will NOT be Tesla.”
Some people saw the tweet as a bad attempt at humor due to the current situation in Ukraine, where Russian Putin’s Russian troops continue to invade.
“This is not the time to joke about a war in which there is great suffering among the victims …” – said one man.
The second added: “So many thousands killed in Ukraine and so many thousands laughing at it, says everything you need to know about the lack of humanity in the world today.”
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“I wonder how @elonmusk came up with such an inappropriate post ..?” said another man.
Shortly before the tweet, Musk shared another meme with a caricature decorated with the flag of Ukraine and several flags of the LGBT community, with the caption: “I support the current thing.”
In response, a man named Mark Bekes said, “Elon, I’m a big fan of yours. But it’s insensitive. I can’t say I’m not disappointed.”
“Wanting peace in Ukraine is so mainstream,” jokes another man.
A third person said, “Elon Musk is embarrassing me, I don’t know if he’s a good guy or bad!”