Charmed witch Alyssa Milano bragged about ditching her Tesla due to CEO Elon Musk’s alleged “alignment” with “white supremacy” for taking over Twitter, but didn’t realize her new vehicle’s maker was founded by literal Nazis.
“I gave back my Tesla. I bought the VW [electric vehicle],” Milano haughtily tweeted on Saturday morning. “I love it.”
The actress called out Elon Musk’s newly purchased platform, which she continues to use to promote her Sorry Not Sorry podcast to her 3.5 million followers, despite claiming that Twitter sympathizes with white supremacists.
“I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter,” Milano wrote. “Publicly traded company’s products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model.”
The “Who’s The Boss?” star got a harsh reality check from conservative Twitter users, who pointed out that Volkswagen was founded by Nazi’s during World War II.
“Wait till you learn who founded Volkswagen!” One person wrote.
“Who wants to tell her?” Asked Republican Buzz Patterson.
“The Volkswagen company originated during the Third Reich in an attempt to create an affordable car for the German people. Volkswagen used both Jewish and non-Jewish forced labor,” one Twitter user explained.
“The company operated four concentration camps and eight forced-labor camps on its property.”
Editor JD Rucker called out Milano for her backwards logic in an epic post.
“You “gave back” a car made by a company founded by an African-American who fights climate change and “environmental inequity” because you’re against “white supremacy,” but you replaced it with a car made by a company founded by literal Nazis,” he replied. “I’ve got nothing.”
Conservative country star John Rich helpfully included a link to the History page that detailed Volkswagen’s founding on May 28, 1937, when it was formed by the government of Germany while under the control of Adolf Hitler.
Volkswagen was reportedly “Hitler’s pet project,” and was created to mass produce affordable, but fast cars that German citizens could get around on the country’s network of interconnected autobahns.
From 1939 to 1944, the company switched over to manufacturing military vehicles and used slave labor from concentration camps to produce them.
In 1998, Volkswagen admitted that 15,000 slaves were utilized at their manufacturing plant during the war, and set up a restitution fund after survivors sued for forced labor the same year.
One person pointed out how privileged the ultra-liberal actress was for having the ability to “give” back her Tesla, and getting to tweet about it to her massive audience.
“High privilege: Owning a Tesla,” they wrote. “Higher privilege: “Giving” it back. Highest privilege: Tweeting about it… on Twitter.”
Musk himself got in on the action, when conservative comedians the Hodge Twins informed Milano that “Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazi’s and Hitler.”
The Tesla CEO replied with a pair of emojis that denote rolling on the floor laughing and 100%.
Ironically, Volkswagen and the company’s associated brands, which included Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, amongst others, announced an advertising freeze on the platform on Wednesday due to Musk’s takeover of Twitter.
Liberal horror author Stephen King added his two-cents on Saturday.
“I think Elon Musk is a visionary. Almost single-handedly, he’s changed the way Americans think about automobiles. I have a Tesla and love it,” he wrote. “That said, he’s been a terrible fit for Twitter. He appears to be making it up as he goes along.”
The Telsa CEO said that King’s suggestions were “welcome,” and in a follow-up post, added: “Stephen King is one of most creative people on Earth. While I may not agree with everything he says, I do actually want to hear it.”
Musk also commented that the amount of flack he has received since buying the social channel has been outrageous.
“It’s insane! I’m just fighting for free speech in America,” he tweeted on Friday.