Elon Musk, known for his outspoken nature, recently took on a sports blog’s claim that a young Kansas City Chiefs fan wore blackface at an NFL game. Musk, an advocate for free speech, called out the blog for spreading misleading information.
This young Kansas City Chiefs fan is being accused of ‘blackface’ by sports media outlet Deadspin.
The boy painted his face with black and red, the colors of his favorite team and wore a Native American headdress to watch a game. 🏈
What do you think of this? pic.twitter.com/7DGIMTG1w4
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) November 28, 2023
In the spotlight is Carron J. Phillips, a Deadspin writer, who accused the fan of making a racist statement. However, a broader view of the footage reveals the fan’s face paint honoring the Chiefs, with no racial connotations.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2023
Musk, sharing the Deadspin article on his platform X, expressed his skepticism and highlighted the exposure of deception.
Responding to a user’s comment about deceptive camera angles, Musk criticized Phillips, calling him an “unapologetic racist and a deceiver.” This controversy led to a community note correction on Twitter (X), with Musk tagging Community Note in his comments.
This is Deadspin senior editor and writer Carron J. Phillips.
Yesterday, he wrote a defamatory hit on a white boy for wearing face paint (his team colors). He even used a deceptive camera angle to make it look like blackface.
A glance at his past writings show that his entire… pic.twitter.com/2qabPBFzLW
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) November 28, 2023