Elon Musk’s mother urged critics of the billionaire to “stop abusing him” and said her son “gets a lot of hate” because of his massive success.
May Musk defended the new Twitter owner in a BBC documentary in the United Kingdom, describing the world’s richest man as a “genius”.
Mr Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has come under criticism since the chaotic $44 billion purchase of Twitter.
Half of the company’s 7,500 employees have been furloughed, along with several top executives who handle security, security and privacy issues on the platform.
And a new $8-per-month verification system has seen blue tick mark users such as major corporations, athletes, politicians and celebrities.
Twitter was forced to immediately halt the new system for Twitter Blue in response to the fake accounts. Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly saw its share price drop significantly after a fake account tweeted, “We are pleased to announce that insulin is now free.”
According to Business Insider, despite her huge success with the electric automaker and launching rockets into space, her mother told The Elon Musk Show that “with those companies, she gets a lot of hate”.
Earlier in the week, Joe Biden said Mr Musk’s ties to foreign countries were “worth watching” over national security concerns.
The president was asked about the financial and commercial connections of the world’s richest men such as China and Saudi Arabia and whether he sees the South African-born billionaire as a threat to US security.
“I think Elon Musk’s cooperation and/or technical ties with other countries is worth a look, whether he’s doing something inappropriate or not – I’m not suggesting that, I’m suggesting it’s worth looking at That’s all I will say,” said Mr. Biden responded to this during a press conference on Wednesday.