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Elon Musk flatters himself asking AOC to stop 'hitting on him' as she links hate crimes to 'billionaire'

Many didn't take kindly to Musk's flippant retort and slammed him for his lackadaisical attitude
UPDATED APR 30, 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk thought AOC's tweet was aimed at him (Patrick Pleul - Pool/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Tesla CEO Elon Musk thought AOC's tweet was aimed at him (Patrick Pleul - Pool/Getty Images and Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Elon Musk has hit back at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, famously known as AOC, after she called him out for his Twitter purchase. The Tesla boss accused the Congresswoman of “hitting on” him as he tweeted: “Stop hitting on me, I’m really shy.” His tweet was in response to AOC’s earlier tweet where she alleged that the 50-year-old's takeover of the social media platform has led to “explosion of hate crimes.”

The 32-year-old had tweeted while also targeting Fox News host Tucker Carlson and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel: “Tired of having to collectively stress about what explosion of hate crimes is happening bc some billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a massive communication platform and skews it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him to dinner and made him feel special.”


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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) greets fellow lawmakers ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump's second State of the Union address was postponed one week due to the partial government shutdown. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Though she didn't name Musk, he appeared to think the tweet was directed at him and his latest acquisition of Twitter.

However, after Musk’s bizarre accusation, she replied: “I was talking about Zuckerberg, but ok,” which she reportedly deleted eventually. It’s not known yet why she did that.

This was not the first time the Bronx and Queens representative and the entrepreneur have ocked horns. Earlier, when Musk tried to imply that the “far left” had taken hijqcked the Democratic Party by sharing an meme, AOC jumped in to slam him.



She responded: “‘The extreme left is taking over’ WHERE. In Texas, Republicans passed a law allowing rapists to sue their victims for getting an abortion. Can anyone name a ‘far left’ policy that extreme implemented anywhere? We can’t even get our party to import cheaper RXs from Canada. Foh.”

Tesla head Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to to have a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany. Musk is currently in Germany where he met with vaccine maker CureVac on Tuesday, with which Tesla has a cooperation to build devices for producing RNA vaccines, as well as German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier yesterday. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, several people took AOC’s side and blasted Musk for his tweets. A user wrote: “You think this is funny Elon? Wow.” Former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner also supported AOC and shared: “The safety of marginalized communities is not a joke. The fact that you think it is proves her point.” “Elon’s lawyers everytime he tweets,” a tweet read.




A person tweeted: “As an ordinary human being, you had the power to make the world better. But you chose to make the rich richer.” Another person asked: “Why do you only do this stuff in one direction  Mr Free Speech advocate?” “Gonna keep trying to politely explain to you that your trivializing the racism, misogyny and other abuse that runs rampant on this platform is a major reason why people are skeptical that you will make any attempt to ensure people aren't relentlessly harassed,” the third one noted.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks on banning stock trades for members of Congress at news conference on Capitol Hill, April 07, 2022 in Washington, DC. Lawmakers have introduced the, Ban Conflicted Trading Act, which would prohibit members of Congress and senior staff from purchasing and selling individual stocks or serving on the board of a for-profit company. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)




“Just because a woman talks to you, about you or arguably interacts with you doesn’t mean she likes you,” a user firing back at Musk said. “Should the CEO of a publicly traded company actually be tweeting inappropriate comments like that?” the second one wondered while a tweet stated: “I want to remind everyone that he can end world hunger or do any number of things to make the world a better place. But instead, he does shit like this.”





“I just noticed what Twitter actually needs, a dislike botton, far more than an edit button. It's easy to feel our ideas validated when 50k+ people consistently likes them and we are incapable of seeing how many actually dislikes them,” another tweet added.