Twitter on Fire After Elon Musk Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Senator Karen' in Spat Over Taxes
The outlet cited a "vast trove of Internal Revenue Service data", which showed that Musk paid no income tax in 2018 with capital losses.
"Let’s change the rigged tax code so The Person of the Year will actually pay taxes", Elizabeth Warren wrote, referring to Time magazine's decision to bestow the title on Musk.
Musk then tweeted "Don’t spend it all at once … oh wait you did already", apparently referring to the massive spending packages proposed by the Democrats before attacking Warren personally.
He first posted a news article accusing the lawmaker of lying about her ancestry, before calling Elizabeth Warren "Senator Karen".
"You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend's angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason. Please don't call the manager on me, Senator Karen", Musk wrote.
You remind me of when I was a kid and my friend’s angry Mom would just randomly yell at everyone for no reason— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021
Please don’t call the manager on me, Senator Karen 🙏— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 14, 2021
Karen is a pejorative slang term used to describe angry middle-aged white women, often racist, who use their privilege to demand their own way. When depicted in memes, Karen asks to speak to the manager or calls police.
Elon Musk's feud with Elizabeth Warren made waves on social media.
While one side supported the Massachusetts senator…
Elon Musk calling Elizabeth Warren "Senator Karen" after she suggested he pay taxes isn't even the most immature thing he's done today.— Mike Sarzo 🏳️🌈 (@mikesarzo) December 14, 2021
Shut up and pay your taxes, Elon!
Makes you think, if she's wrong, why would he be so defensive? Richest man in the world is bothered by a politician's tweet? 🤣🤣🤣— Devon Guerrero (@DevonGuerrero) December 15, 2021
….the other side backed Musk.
Not a Elon fan, but once again, Liz looks foolish. Liz Warren, the new Ralph Nader— Randy Cook (@crcookcp) December 15, 2021
Many deemed that Musk's Karen remark was rude and severely chastised the entrepreneur for it.
This is gonna bite him in the ass at some point.— Monopoly Man (@ZJ1111111) December 15, 2021
Not to mention its a bad look. Should have more important things to do than chilling on twitter.
Other users accused Warren of hypocrisy and said she herself is a parasite.
Senator Warren legally deducts her mortgage on her multi-million dollar mansion. According to her OWN standard, she's a tax dodger.— Richard Rider (@SD_TaxFighters) December 15, 2021
No one MAKES her take that deduction, but she does it anyway, to minimize her tax burden. Just like very other sane American taxpayer.
Elected officials calling people "freeloaders" is the ultimate in hypocrisy.— IReckonso (@IPeeler) December 15, 2021
Still others simply enjoyed the moment.
wow a millionaire senator calling out a billionaire? lmao— Samuel (@Samuel_Cho_) December 15, 2021