Neil Young Reveals He'll No Longer Use X 'For Reasons That Should Be Obvious' to Owner Elon Musk

Musk recently garnered backlash from the White House for posting a "hideous" antisemitic lie on social media this week

<p>Angela Weiss/Getty; Kevin Mazur/MG22/Getty</p> Neil Young; Elon Musk

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Neil Young; Elon Musk

Neil Young is joining the growing list of Elon Musk critics.

After the Tesla, Inc. CEO recently garnered backlash from the White House for posting a "hideous" antisemitic lie last week on X (formerly Twitter), Neil Young revealed he'll no longer be posting to the Musk-owned social media platform.

"We are stopping all use of X that we can control. For reasons that should be obvious to the richest man on Earth, we are taking this action against his company," read a post shared to the Grammy winner's website on Sunday.

Related: White House Slams Elon Musk for 'Hideous' Antisemitic Remarks

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Ross Gilmore/Redferns Neil Young

"For our many Palestinian friends and our many Jewish friends, we do need to start over in the present and release our terrible connections to the past," continued Young's note.

"As bad as they are, they need to be forgotten to we can be free to move on in life together, all humanity, focused on saving our planet for future generations of all people," concluded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member.

Alongside Young's statement, he shared an image of Musk alongside the text: "Teslas should fly flags of love — not hate."

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<p>Chesnot/Getty; Getty</p> Elon Musk; White House

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Elon Musk; White House

Last week, Musk endorsed an X post falsely claiming that Jewish people were stoking hatred against White people, prompting a response from White House spokesperson Andrew Bates.

"It is unacceptable to repeat the hideous lie behind the most fatal act of Antisemitism in American history at any time, let alone one month after the deadliest day for the Jewish people since the Holocaust," read the White House's statement, shared to X on Friday.

Bates added, "We condemn this abhorrent promotion of Antisemitic and racist hate in the strongest terms, which runs against our core values as Americans. We all have a responsibility to bring people together against hate, and an obligation to speak out against anyone who attacks the dignity of their fellow Americans and compromises the safety of our communities."

<p>Nathan Laine/Bloomberg via Getty</p> Elon Musk

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Elon Musk

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Musk's controversial post saw him respond "absolute truth" to a tweet that falsely claimed that Jewish communities were pushing "hatred against whites."

As Bates himself noted, the same false conspiracy theory motivated the gunman who opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, killing 11 people.

Musk's tweet has also landed him in hot water with advertisers, with IBM suspending its ads on X after the company's corporate ads appeared next to pro-Nazi content.

<p>Angela Weiss/Getty Images</p> Neil Young

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Neil Young

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Since Hamas' Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel, in which terrorists killed hundreds of civilians and soldiers and took around 240 people hostage, antisemitism has been on the rise.

Young has long been outspoken about his social and political beliefs. He previously pulled his music from Spotify due to misinformation on the platform last year and quit Facebook for similar reasons in 2019.

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