Last Updated on December 14, 2021
Tech billionaire Elon Musk laid into unpopular left-wing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Twitter after she expressed displeasure with his selection as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year and demanded that he “stop freeloading off everyone else.”
“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren wrote on Tuesday, accompanied by a Boston Globe article announcing that musk had been named “Person of the Year.”
“Stop projecting!” Musk shot back, attaching an article exposing Warren’s “high cheekbones” native ancestry hoax with a headline titled “Elizabeth Warren is a fraud — Her lies about being Native American disqualify her from presidency, Senate.”
Stop projecting! https://t.co/Kibp6aS9vL
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021
Musk went on to castigate Warren in another tweet, stating “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason.”
“Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Kare,” Musk quipped. “Karen” refers to an internet stereotype of a loud and annoying middle-aged or older woman who constantly complains about the actions of other people, and demands to “speak to the manager.”
Many experts believe that Sen. Warren, 72, embodies the spirit of the “Karen” meme, as critics believe she is elderly, privileged, and very annoying.
In 2020, Musk defended Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson’s statements about the negative impact of corporate monopolies on the general populace:
This Monday, Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk came out in support of the position that Fox News host Tucker Carlson took against Jeff Bezos’ Amazon’s behavior during the coronavirus crisis, stating, “Whether commercial or government, monopolies are bad for the people.”
“Whether commercial or government, monopolies are bad for the people,” Musk said, voicing support for the position held by Carlson.