Twitter owner Elon Musk doubled down on supporting free speech during an interview this week, saying that he will say whatever he wants to say and he is fine if he loses money over it.
Musk made the remarks during a CNBC interview with David Faber when Faber asked him about the following tweet: “Soros reminds me of Magneto.”
Musk doubled down on his comment Wednesday afternoon, writing: “I’d like apologize for this post. It was really unfair to Magneto.”
“You also said, you said he wants to rule the very fabric of civilization and Soros hates humanity,” Faber said.
“Yeah, I think that’s true, that’s my opinion,” Musk responded.
“Okay, but why share it?” Faber asked. “Why share it especially, I mean, why share it when people who buy Teslas may not agree with you, advertisers on Twitter may not agree with you. Why not just say, hey, I think this. You can tell me, we can talk about it over there. And you can tell your friends, but why share it widely?”
“I mean, there’s freedom of speech. I’m allowed to say what I want to,” Musk responded, later adding: “I’ll say what I want to say and if the consequence of that is losing money, so be it.”
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