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X CEO Linda Yaccarino addresses explicit comments Elon Musk hurled at advertisers

Disney, Apple, IBM, Comcast, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount Global and Lions Gate Entertainment pulled ads from X earlier in November after Musk said he agreed with a social media post accusing "Jewish communities" of pushing "hatred against whites.

By  Storyboard18Dec 1, 2023 11:43 AM
X CEO Linda Yaccarino addresses explicit comments Elon Musk hurled at advertisers
Yaccarino described Musk's comments as an "explicit point of view about our position." (Image source: Moneycontrol)

X CEO Linda Yaccarino addressed the explicit comments Elon Musk hurled at advertisers, as per CNBC.

"If somebody's going to try to blackmail me with advertising? Blackmail me with money? Go f--- yourself. Go. F---. Yourself. Is that clear?" X owner and CTO Musk said during the interview.

Yaccarino described Musk's comments as an "explicit point of view about our position."

"We're a platform that allows people to make their own decisions," Yaccarino wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, late Wednesday night. "And here's my perspective when it comes to advertising: X is standing at a unique and amazing intersection of Free Speech and Main Street — and the X community is powerful and is here to welcome you. To our partners who believe in our meaningful work -- Thank You."

Disney, Apple, IBM, Comcast, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount Global and Lions Gate Entertainment pulled ads from X earlier in November after Musk said he agreed with a social media post accusing "Jewish communities" of pushing "hatred against whites." His comments drew condemnation from the White House, which blasted Musk for promoting "antisemitic and racist hate."

Musk apologized for his inflammatory comments on X during the interview and told Sorkin that a particular post, where agreed with an antisemitic conspiracy theory, was "one of the most foolish if not the most foolish thing I've ever done on the platform."

"I'm sorry for that tweet or post," he said.

First Published on Dec 1, 2023 11:43 AM
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