Leftists upset by new meme from Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk made headlines earlier this week after it was announced that his $44 billion offer to buy Twitter had been accepted.

Yet although the billionaire still has yet to take ownership of the platform, his behavior on it is already causing an outcry from leftists. 

Meme accuses progressive of becoming extreme

The latest example of that came on Tuesday when Musk tweeted out a meme that illustrated how the political landscape has changed over the past 14 years.

It showed a conservative and a moderate liberal as having both remained in the same place ideologically since 2008 while a progressive can be seen running wildly to the left.

The image appears not to have gone over well among Musk’s critics, some of whom quickly responded with tweets of their own.

Author Zack Hunt declared, “There’s nothing noble about being a centrist. It’s a space of ambivalent privilege that only exists for those for whom political and economic changes and challenges have little affect on their own lives.”

Investment banker Siri Srinivas spoke up as well, saying, “Imagine thinking the right has happily stayed in its place in the last 15 years.” Srinivas then referred to Musk’s well-known habit of smoking marihuana, telling him to “pass that joint.”

Twitter executive reportedly broke down crying following Musk’s purchase

According to a report put out by Politico on Tuesday, Musk’s purchase of Twitter has caused some within the social media platform to experience emotional distress.

That includes lawyer and high-ranking executive Vijaya Gadde, who is said to have broken down in tears during a meeting.

Politico noted that Gadde played a key role in the decision to ban former President Donald Trump following the January 6 riot as well as to repress reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

For his part, Musk has insisted that he wants to increase freedom of speech on Twitter, stating in a tweet on Tuesday that “[t]he extreme antibody reaction from those who fear free speech says it all.”

“By ‘free speech,’ I simply mean that which matches the law,” Musk went on to explain, adding, “I am against censorship that goes far beyond the law.”

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