Twitter CEO Elon Musk fired again on Sunday evening after dealing with backlash for tweeting that his pronouns are “Prosecute/Fauci” earlier within the day.
“Elon, please don’t mock and promote hate towards already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the #LGBTQ+ group,” Astronaut Scott Kelly, the dual brother of Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), responded to Musk’s tweet. “They’re actual folks with actual emotions. Moreover, Dr Fauci is a devoted public servant whose sole motivation was saving lives.”
“I strongly disagree,” Musk replied. “Forcing your pronouns upon others after they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those that don’t, is neither good nor type to anybody. As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function analysis that killed hundreds of thousands of individuals. Not superior imo.”
A number of Republicans, together with Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio), have pressed Fauci on whether or not the Nationwide Institutes of Well being has ever funded gain-of-function analysis on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a declare Fauci has mentioned is “fully and utterly incorrect,” as a part of the Republicans’ claims that COVID-19 escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.
Home Republicans have repeatedly floated plans to analyze Fauci upon taking the Home majority in January, a situation Fauci has acknowledged. He has additionally indicated he’ll cooperate with any investigations.
Musk’s Sunday night tweet is the newest assault towards the nation’s high infectious illness physician, who plans to step down from his authorities roles later this month.
The newly minted Twitter CEO additionally previewed plans to launch inside information from the corporate’s inside methods displaying how the social media platform grappled with pandemic-related choices, dubbed the “Twitter Information.”
Musk at occasions has sparred with Fauci and infectious illness consultants, calling concern over the virus “dumb” within the early days of the pandemic and ending Twitter’s insurance policies about COVID-19 misinformation as soon as he took over the corporate.
He later shared a meme on Sunday displaying Fauci telling Biden, “Only one extra lockdown, my king.”
“The woke thoughts virus is both defeated or nothing else issues,” Musk tweeted on Monday morning.