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Elon Musk Opens Up on Jewish Heritage

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By Abi Gibson - - 5 Mins Read
Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the VIVATECH conference
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Elon Musk, the well-known billionaire and the CEO of Tesla, declared in an interview that he is Jewish by association, claiming that in his circle, there are quite several Jewish people and he has had contact with them.


This statement could have been easier to take in if Musk had not been slandered earlier for what was viewed as an antisemitic statement.

Late last year, an X post said that Jewish communities “have been pushing the exact kind of dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them."


To this post, did the Tesla CEO respond with, "You have said the actual truth." An unchecked decision that sparked outrage on X.


Not only did he repost this antisemitic statement, but his concurrence to the sensitive issue made followers question his grounds.


Musk did not stop there but used subsequent posts to share his views, which many viewed as promoting antisemitism, seeing as it drew even the attention of the white house and lots of channels.


Back to the present day, the multi-billionaire recently made a visit which the European Jewish Association organized to the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland where millions of Jewish people lost their lives during the Holocaust.


During a conversation accompanied by commentator Ben Shapiro, he revealed that he associates himself with the Jewish community, and has been naive about antisemitism due to his inner circle consisting of many Jews who rarely speak about it.


"I must admit to being somewhat frankly naive about this. In the circles that I move, I see almost no antisemitism," Musk said.


"Two-thirds of my friends are Jewish," he added.

Now, Musk, in a bid to show that X does not support antisemitism, said that in comparison to other platforms, X had the least amount of antisemitism.


Although he provided no evidence, he did say that expecting zero of these statements on X is unlikely, especially since X has attracted 600 million people to the platform.


Elon apologized for a previous post, calling it his worst yet, but also cursed at advertisers who stopped their spending on X due to the issue.