Actress Alyssa Milano faced criticism on Twitter, including from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, after saying she had “returned” her Tesla and replaced it with a Volkswagen.
“I returned my Tesla,” Milano, a prominent Democrat supporter, said on Twitter. posted Saturday. “I bought the VW ev. I love him. I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. The products of publicly traded companies that are reconciled with hatred and white supremacy do not appear to be a successful business model.”
Twitter users, many of them conservative, criticized Milano for the tweet, with many pointing to Volkswagen’s ties to the Nazi Party in the early days of its formation.
“Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazis and Hitler,” conservative political commentators The Hodge Twins posted, which garnered a crying, laughing emoji and a “100” emoji from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently bought Twitter.
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“Wait until you find out who founded Volkswagen!” Political strategist Pete D’Abrosca posted.
“Lulz,” the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire tweeted, along with references to Volkswagen’s beginnings as a state-sponsored automobile company during Hitler’s rule in Germany.
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Alyssa Milano representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
Milano’s tweet suggested she found a way to return her Tesla in response to Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter and the controversy surrounding his decision to bring back accounts that had been removed for violating the company’s terms of service, including the former President Donald Trumps.
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“People have spoken,” Musk tweeted after a poll he posted to Twitter found a majority of respondents wanted the former president back on the platform. “Trump is reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”