Tech billionaire Elon Musk has been labelled the “richest troll on Earth” by a top gun safety advocate.
Since Musk took over Twitter in a £37 billion deal last year, he has allegedly allowed controversial posts to run riot on the platform under the guise of free speech.
And the Tesla founder has even posted some of his own shocking thoughts and personal images on the site.
One of which was of his bedside table featuring a can of coke, and an unlocked gun – which looked real at the time but later turned out not to be.
This image has been slammed by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was murdered during the deadly Parkland School shooting in 2018.
Seventeen people died during the shocking incident, and shooter Nikolas Cruz was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Speaking about Musk’s image and tweet, Guttenberg told Bloomberg Quicktake’s Emma Barnett during an interview: “It actually doesn’t matter whether it (the gun) was real or not, because the message is what matters.
“It’s so strange now watching what Elon Musk is turning himself into. He is a business person who I was so mesmerized by for so many years, who I thought did the coolest things.
“If he had a vision, I automatically thought that if Elon Musk things he can pull it off, I’ll be you he can.
“I looked at him that way until his pursuit of Twitter and what he has turned it into, which is a cesspool of indecency and the worst of humanity.
“Why he’s behaving like the richest troll on Earth instead of this successful business person that he had previously been, I can’t make sense of – but I hope he fails.”
Musk’s controversial tweet is still up, and has amassed 891k likes, and more than 57k retweets.
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