In a video that has already been viewed more than 10.4 million times, new Twitter CEO Elon Musk unveils stacks of t-shirts labeled “stay woke” that were hidden in a “secret” closet.
It is well known, Elon Musk does not like the “woke” movement. He even once said that “unless we stop it, the woke mind virus will destroy civilization and humanity will never be able to reach the planet Mars”. He also previously tweeted that Wokism “makes Netflix unwatchable” (unwatchable).
What was his surprise then to discover, in cupboards at Twitter’s headquarters, piles of t-shirts bearing the words “stay woke” (stay awake).
10.4 million views
The richest man in the world then posted a video of himself holding up one of these t-shirts on Tuesday evening. The video had already been viewed 10.4 million times at the time of this writing.
“Found in a cupboard at Twitter headquarters,” Musk mentioned in a Twitter post, adding two laughing emojis to the post. The abbreviation “fr” means “for real” (for real). In the video, a person is heard laughing alongside Musk, while talking about a “secret closet.”
What is Wokism?
Wokism is a school of thought that denounces injustice and discrimination, according to the dictionary Robert. The term woke means “awake”. While the original purpose was to speak out against social injustices, the movement has expanded and a more radical version now advocates political correctness and censorship.
The term “woke” is now used by figures on the right of the political spectrum to mock so-called “progressive” causes.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey himself wore one of these t-shirts in 2016.
Recall that Elon Musk must struggle to keep the Twitter social network afloat, which he bought for 44 billion US dollars. After laying off half of the employees, Musk now wants to change the culture of the company.