Elon Musk fans say they’re ‘immediately unfollowing’ tech billionaire after Channel 4 documentary

‘Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain?’ was described as a ‘smear job’ by others

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 17 May 2022 15:57
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Viewers of the Channel 4 documentary Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain? have heaped scorn on the SpaceX founder.

The documentary focused on Musk, the tech billionaire whose public behaviour and online persona have generated considerable controversy over the years.

As well as highlighting Musk’s achievements, Superhero or Supervillain? delves into some of the more dubious aspects of Musk’s life and businesses, including a multi-million dollar lawsuit Musk’s company Tesla faced over allegations of racism.

Viewers shared their thoughts on the series on social media, with some writing that they hadn’t known about some of the criticisms levelled at Musk until now.

“Immediately unfollowing @elonmusk after watching @Channel4 Elon Musk, Superhero or Supervillain,” one viewer wrote. “#Blackemployeesmatter.”

“‘Expect to hear racist language in Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain’ I mean that says it all really,” wrote another.

“Watching C4’s Superhero or Supervillain. I always thought he was an asshole. Now I’m convinced of it,” someone else remarked.

One viewer said: “Interesting documentary on Channel 4 about Elon Musk. Quite disappointing to [hear] Tesla’s response regarding the racial allegations.”

Elon Musk pictured at the 2022 Met Gala

“Good on Channel 4 for having the guts to speak truth to power,” wrote someone else. “In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Some of Musk’s supporters, however, condemned the documentary, describing it as a “hit piece” and a “smear job”.

Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain? is available to stream now on All 4.

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