Twitter CEO Elon Musk told groveling paparazzi over the weekend night that he will “never again” sign autographs as he warned that the risk that someone will try to assassinate him is actually “quite significant.”
Musk told the paparazzi that he would no longer sign autographs after he landed in at Dulles International Airport Saturday night, TMZ reported.
“I want to be clear, I’m not doing any more signings ever again,” Musk said as he was surrounded by security guards.
EXCLUSIVE — @elonmusk just landed @Dulles_Airport and announced to the world he is DONE signing autographs.. maybe if he sees this he can send me one 🙏. @tkradio @babesandballers #Theairporthustle pic.twitter.com/9UQSBtdYPs
— Marky Mark (@DCCelebrity) December 4, 2022
The news comes after Musk said during a chat on Twitter Spaces Saturday afternoon that the risk to his security has increased in recent months.
Musk told listeners that he would “definitely” not “be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way,” Musk said. “Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant.”
“It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t, and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen,” he added. “There’s definitely some risk there.”
The comments from Musk come after he released internal company communications through journalist Matt Taibbi late last week that showed that the company had previously censored conservatives at the behest of the Democrat Party.
Twitter’s former head of trust and safety claimed Friday night that Musk was putting people’s lives in danger by revealing the documents that showed how employees at the company had not only censored conservatives, but also censored the negative news story about then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son in the run up to the 2020 election.
“Publicly posting the names and identities of front-line employees involved in content moderation puts them in harm’s way and is a fundamentally unacceptable thing to do,” Roth posted on Mastodon.
Musk said that he decided to release the information because it was “necessary to restore public trust” in the platform after it censored the New York Post’s bombshell report about Hunter Biden’s laptop.