Musk wrote that he found a shirt with #StayWoke printed on it in a closet at the company’s San Francisco headquarters. In a post he later removed, he said the shirt stemmed from protests in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old in 2014. Michael Brown,
Found in the closet at Twitter HQ fr 🤣🤣 https://t.co/3xSI3KvvHk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1669172412000
In a since-deleted post, Musk linked to a 2015 report by the US Department of Justice on Brown’s death, writing that “‘Hands up don’t shoot’ was made up. The whole thing was a fiction.” In its 86-page report, Justice The department said witnesses gave different accounts of what Brown was doing with his hands when he Darren WilsonThe police officer who shot him.
Tweets to stay away from Twitter run the risk of further annoying advertisers because of concerns about hate speech and misinformation on the platform. Activists called for a business boycott of the social media company earlier this week after Musk reinstated former President Donald Trump’s account based on a Twitter poll.