You should do your study before making an insult attempt at Elon Musk if you’re a liberal Hollywood actor. Left-wing actress Alyssa Milano reportedly returned her Tesla in the public eye in apparent opposition to Musk’s efforts on his recently acquired Twitter, which supported inclusivity and free speech.
Milano meant to make a showy gesture to embarrass Musk, but instead she embarrassed herself when her actions sparked online teasing.
However, Milano’s strategy backfired when she later bought an electric Volkswagen, a brand with a questionable political reputation that many people are aware of.
Milano posted the following comments on Musk’s Twitter:
“I gave back my Tesla. I bought the VW ev. I love it,” tweeted Milano. “I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. Publicly traded companies’ products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model.”
Evidently Milano did not look up the history of VW on Google, as the criticism was swift and fierce. According to History, Volkswagen appears to have been founded in 1937 by the German government, which was ruled by the Nazi Party. The German Labor Front, a Nazi group, ran the business.
Thousands of people immediately mocked Milano’s careless tweet online, and Twitter CEO and Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded right afterwards.
Conservative political analysts have claimed that “Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazi’s and Hitler.” The Hodge Twins replied to Milano with an emoji of a clown. Musk replied with a laughing emoji and the number “100,” indicating his agreement with their statement.
Musk added, “Less is more,” to the Hodge Twins remark.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2022
Musk appeared to believe that was sufficient commentary, but others had much to say. For some others, the blatant ignorance of relatively recent world history was intolerable.
This is what happens when karens virtue signal too hard 🤣🤣🤣
— EaglesMate (@terrylou_d) November 27, 2022
Mark Hemingway once tweeted, “Nothing says ‘I’m concerned about white supremacy’ like buying a car from a company founded by the Nazi government. To be clear I don’t think there’s anything problematic about buying a VW in the 21st century, but if you’re virtue signaling that would be a bigger deal than buying a car from the guy who fled South Africa to avoid being conscripted in their racist army.”
Liberal Clifton Duncan responded to Milano, saying, “If you praise Woodrow Wilson, who held screenings of ‘The Birth of a Nation’ at the White House, then brag about buying a car from a company founded by Nazis, you really should stop virtue signaling about others aligning themselves with hate and White Supremacy.”
Others brought up VW’s emissions controversy from a few years ago, in which the corporation cheated on diesel-emissions testing despite years of “Clean Diesel” promotion. When the cars were being tested for emissions, the corporation added software that made the cars function in compliance with federal laws, but when the cars were actually driving on the road, they created noticeably higher emissions. In the criminal case against individuals concerned, felony convictions have already been obtained.
You "gave back" a car made by a company founded by an African-American who fights climate change and "environmental inequity" because you're against "white supremacy," but you replaced it with a car made by a company founded by literal Nazis.
I've got nothing.
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) November 26, 2022
If only there was a way to research the origin of VW, the car company that @Alyssa_Milano is promoting on Twitter, while complaining about the *alignment with hate and white supremacy* by @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/UTChsMQjHr
— Joel M. Petlin (@Joelmpetlin) November 27, 2022
Apparently she’s also boycotting world history.
— Denlesks (@Denlesks) November 27, 2022
Cough up the $8. pic.twitter.com/jaeJWK7lld
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 27, 2022
1. Make sure to sit down when you Google questions like “how did Volkswagen get its name” and “who was its largest champion.”
1. If you google “how did volkswagen get its name” and “who was its largest champion”, definitely be sitting down when you do that
— Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) November 26, 2022
Others on the internet emphasized Milano’s prior adoration of Musk:
Before it became trendy to hate Elon Musk, Alyssa Milano was his greatest fan. Why are people like this? pic.twitter.com/HkczFrAmFQ
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 27, 2022
“Before it became trendy to hate Elon Musk, Alyssa Milano was his greatest fan,” according to author Ian Miles Cheong. “Why are people like this?”
“Good question,” said Musk. “Seems like NPC to PC ratio is super high!”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
As Twitchy commentated:
Readers know, Alyssa Milano ‘gave back’ her Tesla because, oh we dunno, she thinks Elon Musk has turned Twitter into some giant white supremacy hot spot or something, and in place of her EVIL Tesla she bought a Volkswagon BECAUSE that’ll show him!
Imagine how stupid someone has to be to not only claim they ‘gave’ a car back over white supremacy but then bought a VOLKSWAGEN and bragged about it ON the evil white supremacy site … a car that’s history is tied to Hitler and the Nazis.
She tweeted this to millions of people as some sort of gotcha. Wow. Hard to believe this site is still free. Painful.