“I’ll say what I want, and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it,” Musk said in an interview with CNBC. His comments came soon after his tweets on billionaire George Soros after he sold his entire stake in Tesla.
Musk slammed the investor, saying Soros reminds him of Magneto and he wants to erode the very fabric of civilisation and “hates humanity.”
According to reports, Soros’s family office, Soros Fund Management, had a total of 132,000 shares which capitalised on Tesla’s 68% jump in value this year. The family office sold off its entire stake in the first quarter of 2023.
Musk replied to the reports, saying: “He wants to erode the very fabric of civilisation.”
“Soros hates humanity,” he further said, adding, “Soros reminds me of Magneto,” referring to the Marvel comics’ X-Men’s Jewish supervillain.
According to Marvel comics’ description , Magneto “fights to help mutants replace humans as the world’s dominant species.”
Elon Musk on his tweeting being a ‘problem’
This is not the first time Musk has addressed questions around his incessant tweeting. Earlier this year, he was asked about his controversial tweeting. The Tesla CEO said, “Have I shot myself in the foot with tweets multiple times? Yeah,” he said.
“I need bulletproof shoes at this point. I believe I should refrain from tweeting after 3 am,” he added.
Recently, a court restrained the billionaire from sharing some of his Tesla-related tweets without oversight. In September 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alleged that Musk lied while tweeting about having “funding secured” for a private takeover of the company at $420 per share.