Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Monday to share a cryptic meme that simply stated, “I support the current thing.”
The tweet drew immediate attention, with some suggesting that he was mocking those showing support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression –an assertion that seems to run counter to his recent efforts to activate Starlink service in the country after Russia disrupted internet service. Another take was that Musk was targeting the great woke, or those quick to exploit the latest crisis to virtue signal.
The person depicted in the meme appears to be holding the national flag of Ukraine. In the background, a number of flags representing the LGBTQ community can be seen.
“Over the years, the LGBTQ community has used more than 20 different flags to bring awareness to their unique needs and experiences. Through this meme, Musk is apparently taking a dig at the people who show their support for a particular cause only when everyone is talking about it,” ABP News Bureau reported.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
It’s not out of the question that Musk may have had Florida in mind. The Republican-led state recently passed the Parental Rights in Education bill, which bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender dysphoria in kindergarten through third grade.
Much of the LGBTQ community dubbed the legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, and the media was quick to run with the catchy title despite the bill never mentioning the word “gay.” The fact that this is a false, misleading characterization mattered little to most media outlets, and Big Tech fact checkers have been silent about the distortion. The manufactured outrage would be ratcheted up significantly when Disney CEO Bob Chapek put his company right in the middle of the culture battle when he buckled to the pressure on the left to speak out against the legislation.
Musk also shared this:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
All in all, the first tweet prompted a lot of interesting responses, and proved that it doesn’t require much for some people to engage… or to be outraged.
Here’s a broad sampling of the responses from Twitter:
Thanks, now rumors against me will go away🙏
— Barbad (@WOAS_Barbad) March 14, 2022
Thanks boss 🤞🤞😍😍
Living legend ⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/9cwhpYRgVh
— Woj Token (@wojfinance) March 14, 2022
This version though! 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/V33rSraBv3
— Antonio Lievano (@AntonioJLievano) March 14, 2022
We want these pic.twitter.com/tKgStBZnhz
— أحمد (@A7imd) March 14, 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter Account Permanently Suspended.
— serkan inci 🇺🇦 (@srkninci) March 14, 2022
Hey, Elon, hope ur mentally okay and not having a breakdown. This post feels like a breakdown and honestly, being LGBTQ+ isn’t a trend and I see where ur coming but if it’s getting too much, please try and recharge because the internet is unhinged. Just breathe. Hope ur doing ok.
— 👑 VERSUS 👑 (@VersusMusic16) March 14, 2022
What the hell does impending, nuclear WW3 have to do with sociological conversations in the US ..
Just say you don’t have empathy if you’re going to make inner thoughts public.
— WORM⭐️ (@starryworm) March 14, 2022
Elon musk mocks how a vast majority of human beings are unable to think for themselves so will just hop on a bandwagon of supporting whatever is relevant aka popular at the moment
— Explaining Pros (@explainingpros) March 14, 2022
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