Hollywood actress and political activist, Alyssa Milano, suffered a humiliating defeat on social media after engaging in a Twitter battle with tech billionaire and Twitter head, Elon Musk.
The feud began when Milano criticized Musk for his recent tweet about the COVID-19 pandemic, in which he claimed that the virus was not as dangerous as people had been led to believe.
Milano responded to Musk’s tweet, stating that his comments were irresponsible and dangerous, and urged him to use his platform to promote accurate information about the pandemic.
Musk fired back with a tweet of his own, telling Milano to “stick to acting” and accusing her of spreading misinformation about the virus. The tweet quickly went viral, with many users on social media praising Musk for putting Milano in her place.
Milano attempted to defend herself, but her arguments fell flat against Musk’s quick wit and biting sarcasm. She ultimately deleted her tweets and went offline for several days, leading many to speculate that she had been thoroughly humiliated by the Twitter head.
The incident has sparked a debate on social media about the role of celebrities in politics and the responsibility of those in positions of power to use their influence for good. While some have criticized Musk for his dismissive attitude towards Milano’s concerns, others have praised him for standing up to a celebrity who they feel is out of touch with the realities of the pandemic.
As for Milano, she has yet to comment on the incident, but sources close to her say that she is embarrassed by the public backlash and is considering taking a break from social media to regroup and come up with a new strategy for engaging with her followers.
In the end, it seems that this Twitter battle has taught us all a valuable lesson: never mess with the Twitter head himself, Elon Musk.