Actress Alyssa Milano was criticized on Twitter, including by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, after saying she had “given back” her Tesla and replaced it with a Volkswagen.
“I returned my Tesla,” Milano, a prominent Democrat supporter, said on Twitter. posted Saturday. “I bought the VW ev. I love it. I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. The products of public companies being pushed in line with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model.”
Twitter users, many of them conservative, criticized Milano for the tweet, with many pointing to Volkswagen’s ties to the Nazi Party during the early days of its formation.
“Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazis and Hitler,” conservative political commentators The Hodge Twins posted, yielding a crying laughing emoji and a “100” emoji of Tesla CEO Elon Musk who recently bought Twitter.
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“Wait until you find out who founded Volkswagen!” Political strategist Pete D’Abresca posted.
“Lulz,” New Hampshire’s Libertarian Party tweeted along with references to Volkswagen’s beginnings as a state-sponsored auto company during Hitler’s reign in Germany.
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Representatives for Alyssa Milano did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.
Milano’s tweet suggested she’d found a way to return her Tesla in response to Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter and the controversy surrounding his decision to bring back accounts deleted for violating the company’s terms of service, including former president Donald from Trump.
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“The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted after a poll he posted to Twitter showed that the majority of respondents wanted the former president back on the platform. “Trump will be reinstated. Vox Populi, Vox Dei.”