On Monday night, Elon Musk launched an attack on George Soros, likening the liberal billionaire to a villain from X-Men and expressing his disdain for him, claiming that Soros “hates humanity.” The exact reason behind Musk’s criticism remains unknown, although some speculate it may be linked to Soros’ recent sale of a significant portion of his Tesla stock.
Musk took to Twitter to share his thoughts, stating, “Soros reminds me of Magneto,” referring to a fictional character in X-Men known for his ability to manipulate magnetic fields. By Tuesday afternoon, Musk’s tweet had garnered over 200,000 likes on the platform.
Investigative journalist Brian Krassenstein defended Soros in response to Musk’s tweet, mentioning that Magneto’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor influenced his perspective and compassion. Krassenstein emphasized that Soros, also a Holocaust survivor, faces constant criticism for his well-intentioned actions, which some Americans disagree with due to political affiliations.
Elon Musk replied to Krassenstein, asserting that he believes Soros and those like him do not have noble intentions. Musk went on to claim that Soros aims to undermine civilization itself and holds contempt for people.
Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, shared a screenshot of Musk’s comments on Twitter, accusing him of endorsing “far-right” and “antisemitic tropes.” Greenblatt expressed concern that by comparing Soros to a Jewish supervillain and claiming he “hates humanity,” Musk is providing extremists with ammunition to attack Soros and Jewish communities.