An audio of Elon Musk calling Zelensky "a butcher" is circulating online

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.15 - 2023 3:39 PM CET

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An audio clip that has surfaced on social media is causing quite a stir, purportedly featuring Elon Musk, the head of SpaceX and Tesla, and now owner of the social platform Twitter, comparing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to a butcher.

The audio snippet, shared on social network X Clash Report, has been widely redistributed by users, but the authenticity of the recording remains unconfirmed.

The partial conversation, seemingly addressing war strategies and casualty assessments, depicts Musk favoring Ukrainian Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi's approach over Zelensky's, whom Musk allegedly suggests has been "living in the reality of a butcher," a reality that "does not correspond to reality."

The context and timing of the discussion are unclear, leaving much open to interpretation. This isn't the first time Musk's comments on the Russia-Ukraine war have sparked controversy.

In a recent Space discussion, he speculated that conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine could lead to World War III.

Musk opined that the U.S. should seek better relations with Russia and encourage Ukraine to negotiate a ceasefire before potential alliances form between Russia, China, and Iran.

As debates over the clip's legitimacy and context continue, Musk's position as a global influencer ensures that his alleged statements fuel ongoing discussions about the complex dynamics of the war and international diplomacy.

The context and timing of the discussion are unclear, leaving much open to interpretation.

This isn't the first time Musk's comments on the Russia-Ukraine war have sparked controversy. In a recent Space discussion, he speculated that conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine could lead to World War III.

Musk opined that the U.S. should seek better relations with Russia and encourage Ukraine to negotiate a ceasefire before potential alliances form between Russia, China, and Iran.

As debates over the clip's legitimacy and context continue, Musk's position as a global influencer ensures that his alleged statements fuel ongoing discussions about the complex dynamics of the war and international diplomacy.

Listen to Elon Musk's suprising statement right here:

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