Joy Reed suggests that Elon Musk “misses” apartheid in South Africa 2022-04-27 10:35:00


MSNBC anchor Joy Reid snatches billionaire Elon Musk after his victory $44 billion deal to buy Twitter Tuesday evening – The South African-born billionaire and Tesla boss allegedly wanted the social media platform because he “misses” the country’s apartheid era.

Read argued that Musk’s plan to bring back Twitter’s strict moderation policies to Twitter Protecting freedom of expression It would lead to more abuse on the podium – indicating the potential for rising anti-Semitism and misogyny.

“Elon Musk, I think he misses the old South Africa of the ’80s,” Reid said. “He wants it again.”

Reed made this claim during the latest release of her show”red out— pointing out at one point that Musk-owned companies “have a history of open racism” and questioning the potential effects on Twitter. She referred to the California’s pending lawsuit against Tesla over alleged racial discrimination at one of its factories.

Apartheid was a system of apartheid and discrimination that took hold for decades in South Africa until its collapse in the wake of mass protests in the 1990s. Musk, 50, was born and raised in South Africa and moved to Canada as a teenager before eventually moving to the United States.

Joy Reed is a guest on her MSNBC Show "Red out."
Joy Reed said Elon Musk’s companies have a “history of racism”.

Reed notes can be seen on Mediaite.

Musk sought to clarify his position on Twitter’s policies toward free speech on Tuesday.

“By ‘freedom of speech’ I mean what conforms to the law. I am against censorship that goes beyond the law. If the people want less freedom of speech, they will ask the government to make laws for that purpose. Therefore, bypassing the law goes against the will of the people.”

But Reed was dismissive of Musk’s plans, calling the billionaire a “troll” whose “idea of ​​freedom is to be an idiot, to be tough, and to have no one be able to stop you.”

Reid also criticized the enthusiasm among conservatives after Musk’s takeover of the company.

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Elon Musk buys Twitter in a $44 billion deal.
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“They want to come in and be able to punch people in the face and walk around and laugh about it, and then no one can stop them,” she added. “The pleasure they get from being in this ‘town square’ is the ability to harass people, the ability to attack people.”

Musk’s takeover of Twitter sparked a sharp response from liberals and left-leaning users — with many They vow to delete their accounts or leave the platform.

“Black Lives Matter” activist Sean King He was among the critics of Musk’s move, declaring it “to do with the power of whites.”

The man was raised in apartheid by a white nationalist. He is upset that Twitter will not allow white nationalists to target/harass people. “That’s his definition of free speech,” King said.

Reid has a history of criticizing conservatives on her Night View show.

Earlier this week, the former NFL player turned Conservative expert Jack Brewer He threatened to sue Reed after claiming that his charity’s decision to host children while attending Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of an anti-racist bill amounted to “child abuse.”