All hell breaks loose this evening after Tesla CEO Elon Musk proposed a Russia-Ukraine Peace plan that angered the Ukrainian president, blue-check mark gatekeepers, journalists, government officials, and NAFO members.
On Monday, Musk posted a tweet that offered the possibility of a peaceful resolution to end the war between Russia and Ukraine to avoid World War III and a nuclear war.
In a poll titled Ukraine-Russia Peace, Musk asked over 100 million of his Twitter followers to vote on whether they think it is a good idea to have a redo of the four annexed regions of eastern Ukraine that voted to be part of the Russian Federation. Musk also said that the peace deal would be conditioned on Ukraine remaining neutral and not becoming a future member of NATO.
The majority of Musk fans voted Yes in favor of peace after the tweet went live. But it didn't take long before Musk received angry responses from pundits, politicians, government officials, Blue-check mark gatekeepers, journalists, bots, pundits, pundits, and even bots.
Then a couple of hours after the poll went live, showing almost 40% saying yes and just over 60% voting it down, Musk said it was being attacked by bots.
Musk's proposal for a peace plan between Ukraine and Russia caught the attention of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky sarcastically responds to Musk's poll.
In a poll to his six million followers, Zelensky asked whether he would like Elon better if he supported Ukraine or Russia, knowing fully that Musk's original tweet and poll did not show any support for Russia.
Zelensky is not alone. Ukrainian diplomats such as Kiev's ambassador to Germany, lashed out at Musk Fuck off is my very diplomatic reply to you, Ambassador Andrij Melnyk tweeted in response to Musk's poll.
The pile-on continues and it didn't stop there. Within four hours, Musk received a trove of hate mail and responses accusing him of being a pro-Kremlin stooge.
Musk did not back down. He warned about the possible outcome if a peace deal is not reached.
Musk said that he is assuming that I want to be popular. I don't care. I do not care that millions of people may die for an essentially identical outcome. US politicians also mocked Musk. In his speech, Congressman Adam Kinzinger said :