Jack White leaves Twitter after Musk reinstates Trump: ‘Shame on you’

Jack White deactivated his record label, Third Man Records, from Twitter on Sunday, following Elon Musk’s reinstatement of Donald Trump’s account on the social media platform.

“Shame on you for giving trump and other professional liars the platform you are now in control of, and shame on anyone who does,” White wrote in a scathing Instagram post on Sunday. “And shame on you if you think it’s no big deal. It is.”

White’s comments were part of a long post where he called Musk’s reinstatement of Trump’s account “absolutely disgusting.” “That is officially an a–hole move,” he wrote.

Musk announced Saturday that he would allow Trump back on Twitter. The former president was barred from the platform following the insurrection on the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Musk said the decision came after a public poll said Trump should be allowed to return.

“That’s not ‘free speech’ or ‘what the poll decided’ or whatever nonsense you’re claiming it to be; this is straight up you truly to help a fascist have a platform so you can eventually get your tax breaks,” White wrote . “I mean, how many more billions do you need that you have to risk democracy itself to obtain it?”

White went on to praise Musk’s work with Tesla and said he was a supporter of the car company, but says by allowing Trump to return to Twitter, “you’ve gone too far and are now using your power to promote horrible, violence inducing liars who are taking the country and the world backwards and endangering the democracy that made you rich and successful in the first place.

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