David Rothschild Torched on Twitter for Complaining about Elon Musk’s 'Privilege'
'You’re literally a Rothschild'
David Rothschild faced massive ridicule on Twitter after complaining about Elon Musk growing up in “privilege.”
One user pointed out the obvious, “You’re literally a Rothschild.”
Rothschild, a market analyst, tweeted:
“Rich white son of emerald mine owner who grew up in apartheid South Africa is the real victim in our society #ThoughtsAndPrayers.”
Rich white son of emerald mine owner who grew up in apartheid South Africa is the real victim in our society #ThoughtsAndPrayers— David Rothschild 🇺🇦 (@DavMicRot) May 18, 2022
The tweet was in response to Musk saying he can no longer vote Democrat because they have become the party of “division and hate,” and that he will vote Republican.
Twitter users’ responses quickly became a trending topic.
“You are literally a Rothschild,” said one respondent.
You are literally a Rothschild https://t.co/RcOX8ZCq3U— The Villain Formerly Known As Hani 🏴 (@VividVillainy) May 19, 2022
“A Rothschild complaining about other peoples privileges. The joke tells itself,” remarked another.
A rothschild complaining about other peoples privileges. The joke tells itself— Juan Manuel Blanco (@JuanBlancoArg) May 18, 2022
“Oh for f*** sake…its getting comical now. A Rothschild whinging about musks privileges…,” wrote John Kelly.
Oh for f*** sake...its getting comical now. A Rothschild whinging about musks privileges... https://t.co/N4STWuqRfZ— John Kelly (@JohnJKelly20) May 18, 2022
Others were not lost on the irony.
A FUCKING ROTHSCHILD IS TWEETING AT MUSK ABOUT PRIVILEGE. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/bBTeZXdsn5— Whatevs (@j035ich5pach) May 19, 2022
Rothschild countered by claiming he had no links to the banking dynasty.
If I did come from a wealthy banking family (which I do not) and you hate elites, why would you be mad at me for advocating massive inheritance taxes, rights of workers to organize, more spending on infrastructure to increase economic opportunity? Would that not be a good thing?— David Rothschild 🇺🇦 (@DavMicRot) May 18, 2022
As to Rothschild’s apartheid smear, back in March Musk vociferously denied his family ever owned an emerald mine, or that their money came from exploiting apartheid.