Jack White rips into Elon Musk for restoring Donald Trump’s Twitter account

If you’re having a bad Monday, take solace in the fact that Elon Musk’s day is much, much worse.

Jack White posted some thoughts on Instagram once he heard that Donald Trump was un-banned. Here are some excerpts.

“So you gave trump his twitter platform back. Absolutely disgusting, Elon. That is officially an asshole move.”

“Tell it like it is; people like you and Joe Rogan (who gives platforms to liars like alex jones etc.); you come into a ton of money, see the tax bill, despise paying your fair share, and then think moving to Texas and supporting whatever republican you can is going to help you keep more of your money.” 

“You intend to give platforms to known liars and wash your hands like pontius pilate and claim no responsibility? Trump was removed from twitter because he incited violence multiple times, people died and were injured as a result of his lies and his ego, (let alone what his coup did to attempt to destroy democracy and our Capitol). And how about the division and the families broken apart from his rhetoric and what it did to this country?”

“That’s not ‘free speech’ or ‘what the poll decided’ or whatever nonsense you’re claiming it to be; this is straight up you trying to help a fascist have a platform so you can eventually get your tax breaks.”

Jack finished by saying that he’s deactivating his Twitter account and that of Third Man Records.

“Its a shame that our label’s artists will lose a social media outlet to promote their art, and i apologize to our artists for having to do this, but we are not going to even tangentially support you or this platform that will help conspiracy spreading liars and out of touch narci-capitalists tear this country apart, all for trump’s ego and your tax break agenda.”

And this is from a man who loved his Tesla Model S and even used its sound system to mix a Raconteurs record. He even played a show for Tesla employees in 2018.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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