Alyssa Milano gave back her Tesla after Elon Musk bought Twitter

Daisy Phillipson

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Alyssa Milano gave back her Tesla after Elon Musk bought Twitter

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Alyssa Milano has said she gave back her Tesla after Elon Musk bought Twitter.

The Tesla CEO's $44 billion takeover of the social media platform has been riddled with controversy from the start.

From mass lay-offs to his hardcore free speech ideals that gave people like Kanye West and Donald Trump their platforms back, a number of high-profile celebrities have protested by leaving the app for good.

However, 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.

Alyssa Milano said she traded her Tesla for a VW electric vehicle. Credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy Stock Photo
Alyssa Milano said she traded her Tesla for a VW electric vehicle. Credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy Stock Photo

Announcing the news in a tweet, ironically, she said: "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."

Yes, rather than driving from A to B in one of the company's electric vehicles, she decided to pack it in for a Volkswagen one instead.

Reaction to the announcement was mixed, 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.

The reaction to her announcement has been mixed. Credit: Twitter
The reaction to her announcement has been mixed. Credit: Twitter

"Volkswagen used both Jewish and non-Jewish forced labor.

"The company operated four concentration camps and eight forced-labor camps on its property."

"Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazi's and Hitler," said another, to which Musk responded with a laughing face and a 100 emoji.

However, 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.

She continued: "Also, I'm so annoyed with all of these billionaires, with the exception of a few, but especially Elon Musk.

"You buy Twitter to destroy it for forty billion dollars, right? Forty billion dollars... imagine if he donated that money to UNICEF."

"He would change the world, there would be no world hunger," she added, before she and Whoopi Goldberg discussed the fact that it wouldn't cost that much money to achieve that goal.

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A number of people defended Milano in the ongoing debate about the car switch, with one writing: "Yeah, VW have a dubious past but that has nothing to do with their present.

"Tesla on the other hand has a CEO who is enabling hate speech, racism and so much more in the name of 'free' speech.

"That is today. Doesn't take much reading on that!"

Another said: "Excellent move, Shero! I’ve only owned VW’s for the last 23 years, currently rocking a Jetta.

"And we’re not required to bail out Elon’s bad investment in any way or tolerate hate speech."

UNILAD has contacted Tesla for comment.

Topics: News, Elon Musk, Twitter, Tesla, Celebrity, Cars, Electric Cars

Daisy Phillipson
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