"Aren't you ashamed?" Musk tried to ridicule Zelensky for asking for military assistance and received a harsh response
Billionaire American entrepreneur Elon Musk got into a scandal by posting a meme about President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The inventor decided to make a joke about the fact that the leader of Ukraine, against whom the Russian Federation has waged a full-scale war, is asking for help.
The SpaceX and Tesla founder posted the meme on his Twitter page. In the picture, Zelensky's face is photoshopped to a "suffering" character with very intense facial expressions.
"When it's been five minutes and you haven't asked for a billion dollars in help yet," Musk captioned the picture.
In the comments under the post, many netizens defended Ukraine."Why mock a brave leader who leads his people in a heroic struggle for their freedom? Aren't you ashamed?" one of the followers asked Musk.
"Because Zelensky dares to stand up to Putin, and Elon will never be able to," "Elon is jealous that Zelensky is the most admired person, and he is not," "Because Elon cares about nothing but his personal interests," the social network writes.
"He cannot compare to the brave men and women of Ukraine or their leader." "Indeed! Their resilience and bravery in the face of adversity have become a beacon for the world. Real heroes, each and every one of them!" commentators supported the Ukrainians.
"Elon should move his entire business to Russia, where he will be an oligarch and do whatever he wants (except criticize Putin)," another user suggested.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote:
- Elon Musk's SpaceX company did indeed turn off the Starlink Internet near Crimea. But it lasted for a month, and did not happen "at the specific moment that everyone is talking about," Kyrylo Budanov, head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, explained earlier.
- The Pentagon recently agreed to purchase Starlink satellite internet terminals from Musk for use in Ukraine. However, the details of the agreement have not yet been disclosed.