You’ll Never Believe What Triggered Elon Musk’s Outrage on Twitter This Time

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Tesla CEO Elon Musk leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building on January 24, 2023 in San Francisco, California. Musk testified at a trial regarding a lawsuit that has investors suing Tesla and Musk over his August 2018 tweets saying he was taking Tesla private with funding that he had secured. The tweet was found to be false and cost shareholders billions of dollars when Tesla's stock price began to fluctuate wildly allegedly based on the tweet. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Elon Musk’s criticism of CNN’s recent report on “digital blackface” is justified. The report suggested that white people who post GIFs and memes featuring black people may be guilty of wearing “digital blackface.” This kind of rhetoric only serves to further divide us as a society and distract us from the real problems that need to be addressed.

Accusations of racism should not be made lightly. Labeling something as racist without evidence is dangerous and only leads to more division. It’s time for us to move past these kinds of divisive debates and start focusing on the real issues that are facing our country.

Musk’s response, along with others on Twitter, is a reminder that we need to be careful with our words and our accusations. It’s time to start working towards a more united America that works for all of its citizens, regardless of race or ethnicity.