Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Elon Musk’s Twitter X Ditched by Dozens of Key Advertisers Including Apple, Disney, NBC Universal, Lions Gate, IBM, Warner Bros., More

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Elon Musk is on the run.

This time you’d think he wanted to run Twitter X into the ground.

Two days ago, Musk promoted antisemitic tweets on the platform, agreeing with them, as well.

Advertisers have now ditched him en masse. They include Apple, Disney, NBC Universal, Lions Gate, IBM, Warner Bros Discovery, and more.

Musk was denounced by the White House over his repeating antisemitic statements. He’s also accused of letting neo Nazi propaganda perpetuate all over the platform.

The loss of the advertisers at holiday time is particularly brutal. Being put on pause by Apple hurts even more if he’s removed from the App Store.

A White House spokesman said: “We condemn this abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans.”

The effect on Tesla stock won’t be felt until Monday morning.

Musk, who doesn’t know how to undo this latest mess, tried to help himself tonight by posting:

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Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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