Even though Elon Musk has bought Twitter (currently known as X) with a whopping $44 Billion, that doesn’t stop users from dissing him on his own platform. While he has always been at the end of controversy, it is somewhat severe this time.
Lately, Elon Musk is sticking to his principles by even going so far as to ignore the consequences that negatively affect his image, his company, and thousands of lives in the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian war.
Apparently, #ElonMuskIsATraitor has been trending on X for a while now, and with the recent outage of the Starlink network, which stopped the Ukrainian drones from attacking the Russian fleet near the Crimean coast, the situation has become severe.
So, did Elon Musk shut down Starlink intentionally? What are his true motives?
Why Is #ElonMuskIsATraitor Trending? Controversy Explained
While one of the world’s wealthiest men and the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has been constantly criticized by many haters, this time, it is rather different, and many believe it is due to the Ukrainian-Russian war, which has been going on for years.
Musk’s Starlink, an internet broadcasting system of SpaceX, has reportedly played a crucial part in the recent Ukrainian attacks on Russia. The war between the two countries has reached a point where Ukraine decided to destroy the Russian fleet near the Crimean coast.
However, before they could plan an attack using the submarine drones armed with explosives, Starlink went offline, rendering their drones useless at the crucial moment, leading Russia to counterattack, which resulted in the destruction of Ukrainian cities and many people’s lives.
The Ukrainian officials blasted Elon Musk with blame after what happened to their country, and while many believe Elon Musk has colluded with Russia, that is simply not true because there is a strong reason behind it.
Why Did Starlink Go Offline at the Crucial Moment?
While many, without the knowledge of the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, are clueless, some believe it is due to the global system update. However, the timing is too coincidental to believe it has no hidden agenda.
Even last year, Elon Musk stated that he doesn’t want Starlink internet services to be used as a means for war, which sparked some controversial questions, such as whether the U.S. military should use Musk’s services and whether they could be utilized in war.
However, after the latest assault on Russia’s fleet failed, everyone hated Elon Musk and began questioning whether he was conspiring with Russia, which is clearly an enemy nation of The United States.
While many people like to believe the latter, given it is controversial, Elon Musk clearly stated over and again that he doesn’t want to be a part of conflicts, and he strictly believes Starlink should be used for better and more peaceful purposes.
How Is Everyone Reacting to the Latest Controversy?
As expected, residents of the United States began showering their hate following the recent Starlink network outage, especially by pointing out how he is a traitor to the country.
An X user named Brian Cates, a political communist, and pundit, shed light on why #ElonMuskIsATraitor is trending. He says that Elon decided not to get involved in the direct conflicts between the two countries. You can see the tweet below:
While this certainly brings a broader picture to the table, not everyone is willing to accept the truth, and there are quite a lot of hateful opinions spreading in X. Here are a few notable ones:
In a nutshell, a large chunk of the world’s population believes he is a traitor, while broad-minded individuals who can see the whole picture think otherwise.
So, what do you think about the currently brewing controversy? Do you understand why Elon had to do what he had to do? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.