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"He's fighting Russia. You couldn't fight Zuckerberg": outrage on social media as Musk attempts to mock Zelenskyy

Monday, 2 October 2023, 10:18

American inventor and billionaire Elon Musk has once again provoked anger on social media with an attack on Ukraine.

The Tesla creator, who thwarted a Ukrainian drone attack on the Russian Navy in Crimea, posted a meme on his social media site Twitter (X) depicting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a beggar who is constantly asking for help from the United States.



The reaction to Musk's tweet was not long in coming. In comment after comment, he was reminded not only that Zelenskyy is asking for help to stop his people from being raped and killed, but also that Musk himself receives huge subsidies from his own country. But while Musk just uses the money to get rich and develop his own business, Zelenskyy is fighting the aggressor country.

Stand-up comedian Anton Tymoshenko was one of the first to react to Elon's tweet: "So you have bought social media to bully people who are dying because they love freedom. Visionary."
 It seems Musk's alter ego looks something like this
Musk was reminded that his companies received nearly US$5 billion in government funds in 2015.
 Many of the comments mentioned the government subsidies that Musk's business has received

Background: Russian President Putin has openly complimented Elon Musk, and Musk turned off Starlink to prevent Ukrainians from going to attack the Russians.

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