Joy Reid Accuses Elon Musk Of ‘Misappropriating Black Vernacular’
In this screengrab, Joy Reid speaks at the 33rd Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision - VIRTUAL EVENT on May 19, 2021 in New York City.
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MSNBC host Joy Reid accused SpaceX CEO Elon Musk of “misappropriating black vernacular for misogynistic purposes” after his Twitter feud with Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren when he called her “Senator Karen.”

“So for so many reasons, being a freeloader, and a selfish and disrespectful one, and for misappropriating black vernacular for misogynistic purposes, Elon Musk is the absolute worst,” Reid said during her program on MSNBC program “The Reid Out” on Wednesday.

The Twitter battle began when Warren tweeted a post in response to Musk being named Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.”

“Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else,” Warren posted.

Musk first responded with the words, “Stop projecting!”

He later added in two additional posts, “You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everybody for no reason.”

The second post added, “Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen.”

Referring to Warren as “Senator Karen,” Musk used the slang term often used to refer to a complaining woman as a “Karen.”

Musk continued with another response that also addressed Warren’s issue about him paying his “fair share” of taxes.

“And if you opened your eyes for 2 seconds, you would realize I will pay more taxes than any American in history this year,” Musk replied.

“Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already,” he added.

Reid has interestingly used the term “Karen” herself. As The Daily Wire previously reported following the Jussie Smollett verdict:

Reid also downplayed the verdict on Twitter for the most part, except for a bizarre retweet that referenced the situation. The “ReidOut” host said “Great point…” to an original statement that said, “If #JussieSmollett is being convicted of falsely reporting a hate crime, what about all the #Karen’s who have made false claims to law enforcement and tried to weaponize the police against Black Men & Women putting their lives in danger.”

Predictably, Reid had plenty to say about Smollett’s “attack” when it first happened. Her reaction to the original report of the incident said, “Nooses never really disappeared as messages of a very specific kind of terror, but every time they’re used, my God, it’s chilling. Praying for Jussie’s full recovery. And for us all.”

Musk has increasingly spoken out regarding political issues in recent weeks. Last week, he tweeted, “If ‘temporary’ provisions in the Build Back Better Act become permanent, US national debt will increase by 24%!”

“There is a lot of accounting trickery in this bill that isn’t being disclosed to the public,” he added.


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