New Twitter CEO Elon Musk went after Scott Kelly, famed astronaut and the brother of Democrat Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, in a series of tweets this past Sunday night in the wake of Kelly calling out the 51-year-old CEO over his mocking the use of pronouns.
“Elon, please don’t mock and promote hate toward already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the #LGBTQ+ community,” Kelly stated in a tweet. “They are real people with real feelings. Furthermore, Dr Fauci is a dedicated public servant whose sole motivation was saving lives.”
Musk answered. “I strongly disagree. Forcing your pronouns upon others when they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those who don’t, is neither good nor kind to anyone.”
“As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people,” continued Musk. “Not awesome imo.”
Kelly’s statements were seemingly in response to a post from Musk from very early Sunday morning where he exclaimed, “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” an hour after another tweet warning that a number of things were about to “get spicy.”
I strongly disagree. Forcing your pronouns upon others when they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those who don’t, is neither good nor kind to anyone.
As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people. Not awesome imo.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2022
Musk’s most recent tweets could mean that some damning information could soon be unveiled about the good doctor, the government-employed virologist whose advice created the nation’s various COVID policies and mandates — such as economic shutdowns, school lockdowns, and both mark and vaccine mandates — throughout two other administrations.
Those defending Fauci have seemingly put the doctor on a pedestal with almost deity-level status for the past three years, with many using yard signs expressing “In Fauci We Trust” and setting out votive candles sporting the doctor’s image. However, a large group of critics has blamed the aging head of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and current chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden for blocking any sort of investigation into the possibility that COVID ended up leaking from a lab in China, where his office had funded a fair amount of dangerous research into bats, as well as his often heavy-handed advice to shut down schools and businesses during the pandemic.
Fauci is expected to retire later this month, Although Republicans throughout both the Senate and House have promised to investigate his possible role in the pandemic, which has so far resulted in the deaths of over six million people across the globe.
Musk has also tweeted out an image that seems to be targeting Fauci and Biden and making sure to poke a bit of fun:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2022