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Elon Musk Drops a Bomb on Woke Hollywood

Billionaire skewers liberal industry for succumbing to the 'woke mind virus'

It’s safe to say most Hollywood denizens loathe Elon Musk.

The Tesla billionaire’s car line hasn’t wooed progressive stars. Instead, they look past his company’s eco-impact and focus on his passion for freer speech.

Musk’s Twitter takeover allowed many “banned” accounts back on the platform. He’s more interested in stopping child predators than silencing voices.

That’s a bridge too far for folks like Stephen King, Jack White, Whoopi Goldberg and others who either are fleeing Twitter or blasting Musk for his brief but consequential Twitter reign.

Musk has plenty to do given his business ventures, but he spends an inordinate amount of time Tweeting to his heart’s content. He’s alternately funny and bruising, sharing business insights and quizzing users on the next steps he might take on Twitter.

This week, Musk revealed he has a keen grasp of modern Hollywood and, to use his words, the “woke mind virus” infecting it.

The billionaire weaponized that phrase earlier this year to blast Netflix for its dubious content decisions, one reason the streaming giant’s fortunes fell early in 2022.

Now, Musk is calling out the entertainment industry for a similarly twisted agenda.

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He started the discussion by asking Twitter users what they thought about the “culture war,” a loaded term that can mean anything from God in the classroom to drag queen story hours for pre-teen audiences.

Many responded, of course, given Musk’s nearly 119 million followers. One account, @GetPaidWrite, offered this suggestion.

I think the Right needs to start funding more artists, filmmakers and writers instead of politicians and super-PACs.

You don’t win a naval war without any ships, and you can’t win a culture war without any culture.

We’ve been reacting too long. Time to go on the offensive.

Musk responded.

That counter narrative is already happening, albeit in modest measures.

Angel Studios is bypassing Hollywood gatekeepers to create family-friendly content that uplifts, not divides. Think Dry Bar Comedy, “The Chosen” and next month’s “The Wingfeather Saga.”

Wingfeather Saga | Official Teaser Trailer

“The Chosen: Season 3” recently upended conventional thinking by coming in third at the U.S. box office.

The Daily Wire is full steam ahead with its entertainment division, which currently features films like “What Is a Woman?” “Terror on the Prairie” and “Run Hide Fight.” Next year, the conservative platform will debut its children’s programming line, meant to entertainment without a progressive agenda.

Editor’s Note: This reporter is a freelance contributor to The Daily Wire

Rebel comedians like Tyler Fischer, Ryan Long, Steve McGrew and Chrissie Mayr use alternative platforms to tell jokes outside the comic mainstream. The Babylon Bee routinely serves up laughs that won’t be shared on “Saturday Night Live” or late-night TV.

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In a way, Musk can personally help the counter-narrative he mentioned thrive.

Some of the aforementioned comics have faced Big Tech Censorship for telling the “wrong” kind of jokes. The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh throws sharp elbowed commentary on social media, the kind that rubs Tech titans the wrong way.

The Babylon Bee refused to remove a satirical Tweet earlier this year and found its account frozen until Musk reinstated it.

Making Twitter a more level playing field will help fresh stories flower on not just social media but the greater content landscape.

Musk is no movie star. He proved a good sport in 2021 by hosting “Saturday Night Live,” but won’t be headlining any stand-up tours in the near future.

His posture on free speech, though, could be a treatment for La La Land’s woke mind virus.

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10 Comments

  1. DOES ANYONE REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO THIS ARROGANT LOUDMOUTH BILLIONAIRE WHO WANTS TO CONTROL EVERYONE EVEN THOUGH HE DOESN’T PAY HIS FAIR SHARE OF TAXES LIKE THE REST OF US? THE REAR OF A DONKEY IS ALWAYS A REAR OF A DONKEY, NO MATTER HOW WEALTHY THAT DONKEY IS!

    1. You come across as a woke idealog, of course you think nobody listens to Elon Musk. I on the other hand, believe what Elon Musk says is clearly relevant. What makes it so is it is often backed by actions, not to mention common sense, which you are clearly lacking

    2. Only people like you hate successful people and lay baseless claims. The irony is people like you are who made him rich.

    3. Bitter, lost and soon, to be left behind.
      How many millions of dollars have your businesses paid in taxes, Greg?

    4. It’s called the wealthy privilege tax break due to all the businesses they own that employs people that wants to work.

    5. Hey, you should check out the key immediately under Caps Lock on your keyboard. It’s called “Shift”; you can hold it briefly and just capitalize the first word at the beginning of a sentence. Blew my mind to learn about that one!

  2. Of course he’s gonna be tweeting about “woke” being a “virus.” He needs to build up his reputation with the right since he recently came out as a republican and is currently running twitter into the ground. No better way to both rile up and rally the GOP.

    1. Youre a troll, jealousy won’t get you very far.

      He is the most successful billionaire on the planet yet, your comment is meant to point out what? You will end up in the shadows like the rest of the troll community

  3. The problem with most of the right entertainment business is it’s almost all Christian-themed. As a Christian, I appreciate what they are attempting to do. However, all I want is less forced wokeness in my shows. We don’t need a woman in charge, or the hero, of every Star Wars movie. It’s ok to have a white male that’s not evil.

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