Elon Musk Responds to Elizabeth Warren Claiming He's a ‘Freeloader’

Elon Musk took to Twitter to respond to Elizabeth Warren calling him a freeloader after the richest man in the world was named Times' Person of the Year.

Elon Musk at the times red carpet.

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Elon Musk at the times red carpet.

Elon Musk was just named Times’ Person of the Year, and in response, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren took to Twitter to comment on how the award should have gone to someone who pays their taxes and not Musk, who she believes is “freeloading off everyone else.”

Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes and stop freeloading off everyone else. https://t.co/jqQxL9Run6

— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 13, 2021

Musk didn’t take too kindly to these comments and decided to respond with a snide remark, calling Senator Warren a hypocrite and reposting a Fox News article about her.

Stop projecting! https://t.co/Kibp6aS9vL

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021

The billionaire went on to call her an “angry mom” and “Senator Karen” for her criticism of him.

You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021

Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen 🙏

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021

Musk later tweeted that he will “pay more taxes than any American in history this year.” Well, some Twitter users didn’t agree with Musk’s snark response to Warren’s criticism, commenting on how the richest man in the world is in no position to comment on another person's privilege. 

1. “Senator Karen” isn’t funny.

2. @elonmusk is the rich kid in school everyone is nice to hoping that he buys them stuff.

3. Musk appropriated the term Karen, which is used to call out racist white women, to attack Elizabeth Warren for saying billionaires should pay taxes.🙄 pic.twitter.com/VZf1lIosGY

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) December 15, 2021

Senator Warren wasn’t the only person who didn’t agree with Musk being named Person of the Year. Many others pointed out Musk’s social media behavior and a racial harassment lawsuit centered on Tesla an ample reason why he didn’t deserve the honor.

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