Elon Musk’s Epic Rant Against X/Twitter Advertisers: ‘Go Fk Yourself’**

November 30, 2023, 7:29 am
Elon Musk’s Epic Rant Against XTwitter Advertisers 'Go Fk Yourself’

Elon Musk has slammed the com­pa­nies that stopped adver­tis­ing on X/Twitter. He said they can ‘go f**k yourself’.

Many big brands have report­ed­ly quit the social media app in recent weeks and months. A report from Media Mat­ters for Amer­i­ca revealed that 50 of the top 100 adver­tis­ers on X/Twitter have left. They spent near­ly $2 bil­lion on the plat­form since 2020.

Musk spoke about this issue at the 2023 Deal­Book Sum­mit in New York. He did not hold back his words.

“If somebody’s gonna try to black­mail me with adver­tis­ing? Black­mail me with mon­ey? Go f**k your­self,” he said.

“Don’t adver­tise.”

That was a bold statement.

Inter­view­er Andrew Ross Sorkin was shocked by the com­ments. He strug­gled to find his next question.

But Musk had more to say.

“The whole world will know that those adver­tis­ers killed the com­pa­ny and we will doc­u­ment it in great detail,” Musk said. He warned the com­pa­nies that left or are think­ing of leaving.

Musk has faced crit­i­cism for post­ing and shar­ing tweets on X/Twitter that some peo­ple con­sid­ered antisemitic.

He admit­ted that they were ‘one of the most fool­ish if not the most fool­ish thing I’ve ever done on the platform’.

But he denied that he is against Jew­ish people.

“I’m sor­ry for that tweet or post,” he said.

“I tried my best to clar­i­fy, six ways to Sun­day, but you know at least I think over time it will be obvi­ous that in fact, far from being anti­se­mit­ic, I am in fact philosemitic.”

Media Mat­ters for Amer­i­ca said anti­semitism is not the only prob­lem that X/Twitter has faced in the past year.

“Elon Musk has con­tin­ued his rash of brand unsafe actions — includ­ing ampli­fy­ing con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries, uni­lat­er­al­ly rein­stat­ing banned accounts such as that of for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, court­ing and engag­ing with far-right accounts, and insti­tut­ing a hap­haz­ard ver­i­fi­ca­tion scheme that allowed extrem­ists and scam­mers to pur­chase a blue check. This last move, in par­tic­u­lar, opened the plat­form up to a vari­ety of fraud and brand imi­ta­tions,” it said.

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