On Tuesday, Musk posted a video of a series of “StayWoke” t-shirts from Twitter headquarters.
“Found in the closet at Twitter HQ fr,” Musk said in the tweet, complete with a crying face emoji, seemingly mocking the political message on the shirts.
The slogan T-shirts were reportedly made by Twitter’s black staff group in the wake of the Ferguson protests. The company’s former CEO, Jack Dorsey, notably wore a version of the t-shirt to conferences in support of the group, and was sometimes mocked for it.
Musk is known for pushing the narrative that Twitter was run by leftists who suppressed conservatives’ freedom of speech.
Along with the original tweet, he also included a link to a memo from the Ferguson shooting, confirming he knew what the shirts stood for.
On Wednesday, Musk posted a photo of a black t-shirt that read “#Stay@Work,” seemingly mocking the #StayWoke shirts. It could also be a nod to his brutal work ethic, which led to a mass layoff at the social media company.
The posts were greeted with cheers from conservatives on Twitter.
“The conquest of Wokerosi is complete,” replied venture capitalist David Sacks, whom Musk brought on board to run Twitter. Sacks is best known as the co-author of “The Diversity Myth,” a book critical of diversity efforts on college campuses.
“The social justice warriors even had their own adorable uniforms on Twitter.” tweeted Comedian Tim Young.
The term “woke” is now used disparagingly by conservatives to refer to members of the left.
Most recently, Musk restored Donald Trump’s Twitter account nearly two years after the Capitol attack.
It is reversing a ban that kept the former president away from his favorite social media platform following the deadly January 6, 2021 uprising.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/11/24/elon-musk-mocks-staywoke-shirts-at-twitter-hq-with-his-own-version-17820249/ Elon Musk mocks "#StayWoke" shirts at Twitter HQ with his own version