Woke Shaun King has tucked tail and abandoned Twitter amid Elon Musks’ buyout of the platform. In recent years King has been notorious for his advocacy on Twitter.
King is a prominent supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, everything anti-Trump and apparently also everything pro-free-speech.
King allegedly went as far as to threaten to doxx innocent Kenosha PD officers amid the Kyle Rittenhouse controversy while riots ravaged the small city.
Elon Musk made his rationale for the buyout clear; Twitter is the de-facto public square. It’s the place people go to talk politics in the modern era. Twitter has made it increasingly difficult for one side of the aisle to get their voice out.
Elon believes that free speech is an absolute necessity for a functioning democracy to thrive. Therefore, in order to allow this, he sacrificed a great deal of his own net worth to acquire Twitter and make sure this freedom of speech was possible.
Quite a noble cause, but King apparently doesn’t think so.
Investigative journalist Andy Ngo was quick to call the activist out. “Shaun King, a leftist race activist who is reportedly a white man who pretends to be black, says @elonmusk’s desire to purchase Twitter is about white power & is influenced by the South African apartheid & white nationalism,” Ngo said in a tweet.
Andy included screenshots of the previous Tweets from King’s page that no longer exist.
Many users have likened the idea of people leaving Twitter due to the change in leadership to celebrities threatening to move from America to Canada if Trump won the 2016 election.