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06th Dec 2022

Alyssa Milano gave back her Tesla after Elon Musk bought Twitter

Steve Hopkins

Milano is not happy about the direction of Twitter under Musk

A lot of high profile people and celebrities ditched Twitter when Elon Musk took over, but Alyssa Milano took her objection to the billionaire a step further.

She gave back her Telsa.

Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the social media platform has been a bin-fire since the very beginning. He fired thousands of employees – top brass included and dissolved the board – announced new fee structures and under the guise of free-speech had an amnesty for banned users. Kanye West was welcomed back, only to get kicked off days later for posting a swastika-image and rinsing Musk over a picture of him topless on a boat.

The Charmed star who famously kicked off the #MeToo conversation on the platform decided to demonstrate her stance against the billionaire in a different away.

In a tweet she announced: “I gave back my Tesla. I bought the VW ev. I love it.

“I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter.

“Publicly traded company’s products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model.”

Reaction to the announcement was mixed to say the least, with some people pointing out that the vehicle company started in Nazi Germany and was backed by Adolf Hitler.

“The Volkswagen company originated during the Third Reich in an attempt to create an affordable car for the German people,” wrote one.

“Volkswagen used both Jewish and non-Jewish labour.

“The company operated four concentration camps and eight forced-labour camps on its property.

Another user wrote: “Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazi’s and Hitler.”

Musk replied to that with a laughing face and a 100 emoji.

According to, the government of Germany – then under the control of Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party – formed a new state-owned automobile company, then known as Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH on 28 May, 1937.  Later that year, it was renamed simply Volkswagenwerk, or ‘The People’s Car Company.’

Milano later elaborated on her decision during an appearance on The View, saying it was, in part, due to sexual misconduct allegations made against the SpaceX founder that emerged earlier this year.

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