AOC Throws Pity Party for Twitter Employees, Then Musk Fires Back with Epic 2-Word Response


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a woman who bristles at the thought of having to pay money to Twitter for her blue checkmark, is now giving a shout-out to the tech employees who refuse to take money from Twitter, provided that money comes with hard work attached.

As CNN notes, Twitter headquarters was shuttered on Friday until Monday amid a “mass exodus” of employees who didn’t want to sign a pledge from new CEO Elon Musk to commit to an “extremely hardcore” work schedule as he tries to right the ailing, money-hemorrhaging social media giant.

“Twitter’s remaining workforce had until 5 p.m. ET on Thursday to decide whether they wanted to be a part of the culture Musk wants to implement at the social media company, or else effectively resign, according to an email he sent to staff Wednesday,” CNN reported.

The outlet noted that “an internal Slack channel at the company was filled with employees posting the salute emoji after the 5 p.m. ET deadline, indicating they had chosen not to sign Musk’s pledge and depart the company.”

Enter AOC, a New York Democrat who has the money to lease a Tesla Model 3 but finds herself unable to come up with $8 a month for that blue checkmark.

“Shout out to all the workers at Twitter. You all built a vital place for connection and deserved so much better,” she tweeted Friday.

“Millions of people appreciate the space you built and the hard work that went into it. Thank you,” she added, along with a blue heart emoji, used as a symbol of support and solidarity.

Never mind that these were the workers who built a social media product that is reportedly bleeding $4 million a day; while still important for public discourse, technologically Twitter has fallen behind its competitors and, thanks to tighter moderation policies, it’s mostly become an echo-chamber for po-faced, self-important journos.

Much of the left’s anger has centered around the fact that Musk has promised dramatic cutbacks at the company. One outrage was that he ended the company’s free lunch program at its San Francisco headquarters; it cost the company $13 million a year and was little-used thanks to low office attendance.

Anyhow, Musk had a brutal two-word comeback for her:


6 thoughts on “AOC Throws Pity Party for Twitter Employees, Then Musk Fires Back with Epic 2-Word Response

  1. DBM

    You could run a company like Twitter with 500 employees at most. The majority of the nearly 8000 employees were probably working as speech police.

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