Elon Musk’s Mother Defends Son On Twitter, Blasts At Article Talking About Tesla CEO’s ‘WHITE PRIVILEGE’ Growing Up In Apartheid South Africa!

Maye Musk took offence over the article that suggested Elon Musk could have done something against the segregation and anti-black government propaganda

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Elon Musk’s Mother Defends Son On Twitter, Blasts At Article Talking About Tesla CEO’s ‘WHITE PRIVILEGE’ Growing Up In Apartheid South Africa!
Elon Musk’s mother Maye Musk came to the Tesla Boss’ rescue and slammed the New York Times article that said Elon Musk did not face issues while growing up in apartheid-era South Africa because he was white. 

Maye took offence over the article and issued her piece of mind for suggesting that Elon could have done something against the segregation and anti-black government propaganda that engulfed the country from 1948 until the early 1990s, despite the fact that the entrepreneur left South Africa at the age of 17.


Sharing the article on Twitter, New York Times wrote: “Elon Musk grew up in elite white communities in South Africa, detached from apartheid’s atrocities and surrounded by anti-Black propaganda. He sees his takeover of Twitter as a free speech win but in his youth did not suffer the effects of misinformation.”

The 74-year-old Canadian-South African model fired back via Twitter as she wrote: “In South Africa if you publicly opposed apartheid, you went to jail. In Russia, if you publicly oppose the war, you go to jail. @nytimes are you going to blame children for decisions made by governments? #StopTheWar 🇺🇦.”


The article also included interviews of Elon’s classmates from South Africa, as one of them named Melanie Cheary claimed: “We were really clueless as white South African teenagers. Really clueless.” Terence Beney, another classmate of Musk, added: “It’s telling — white kids were insulated from the harsh reality of it.”

The article also pointed out that the 50-year-old’s “suburban communities were largely shrouded in misinformation. Newspapers sometimes arrived on doorsteps with whole sections blacked out, and nightly news bulletins ended with the national anthem and an image of the national flag flapping as the names of white young men who were killed fighting for the government scrolled on the screen.”




The piece also mentioned that Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter might also have something to do with his past, as he grew up in a racially segregated South Africa.

Meanwhile, several others joined Maye to slam the NYT piece. Johnna Crider, the author at CleanTechnica, shared: “The fact that the New York Times is blaming Elon Musk for not speaking out against apartheid when he was a baby is insane.”

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