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GENE SIMMONS, DAVID DRAIMAN, DJ ASHBA And ICE-T React To ELON MUSK’s Purchase Of Twitter

KISS's Gene Simmons. Disturbed's David Draiman and more have all commented on Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.

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KISS’s Gene Simmons. DISTURBED’s David Draiman, SIXX:A.M.’s DJ Ashba and BODYCOUNT’s ICE-T have all commented on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter.

Yesterday (April 25), after news of the acquisition was made public, Simmons tweeted: “Fantastic news, at the outset. @elonmusk is now the proud owner of @twitter. Free speech, important. But, Hate speech, factual misinformation (lies) should not be part of Free Speech, in my humble opinion. Good luck to Elon.”

After a user responded that free speech means “it’s either all of it or none of it”, Gene replied: “You’re talking out of your ass. You do not have the right to stand up in a movie theater and yell FIRE, just because you feel like it. That’s Incitement To Riot. You know that, right?”

David Draiman addressed another user’s comment that Musk’s purchase of Twitter will result in “even more antisemitism on the platform” to which Draiman replied: “Nothing will improve, but at least things might be a bit more even, hopefully.”

As for many Trump supporters’ belief that Musk will reinstate former U.S. president Donald Trump’s Twitter account allowing him to spread misinformation, Draiman said: “I hope he gets its back. Not because I like the guy (because I really don’t), but because it’s the right thing to do, and his posts were immeasurably entertaining lol.”

SIXX A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba and BODYCOUNT frontman ICE-T also commented on the recent acquisition via their social media pages which you can also see below.

Twitter’s board has agreed to let Elon Musk buy the social media network for $44 billion. If the deal goes through, Musk would be the new owner of the social media giant which currently hosts more than 200 million users.

 

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