Elon Musk Makes Disability Joke, Fires Twitter Employees Who Talk Bad About Him In Slack

Elon Musk Makes Disability Joke Fires Twitter Employees Who Rip Him In Slack

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If Mark Cuban thought Elon Musk was turning Twitter into a “nightmare” last week, wait until he sees what has been happening this week.

Elon Musk has been mass firing Twitter employees who talked bad about him the company’s Slack and even made a disability joke about one of them on the way out.

Yes, it’s been quite a day.

Much of it began Tuesday morning when a Twitter account, @unusual_whales, wrote, “Elon has fired numerous employees who were critical of him on Twitter and the company’s Slack, according to Protocal.”

Being the true leader that he is, Elon Musk, of course, fired back with a smartass comment.

One of those fired Twitter employees, software engineer Nick Morgan, the tech lead of the Tweet Service, posted a photo of the email he received at midnight Monday night.

Gizmodo reports that Morgan had been working at Twitter for more than 11 years.

“My twitter account was protected at the time, so I can only assume this was for not showing 100% loyalty in slack,” Morgan wrote in a follow up tweet. “I’ve heard the same thing has happened to many others now.”

According to software engineer Sasha Solomon, the co-tech lead of Twitter’s Core API platform team, Morgan wasn’t wrong.


Two other Twitter engineers also tweeted they were fired for the same offense.

Musk has apparently been following all of the Twitter firings being posted on the account @libsoftiktok because he’s spending a lot of time commenting on their tweets. On one of them, Musk made a disability joke about the fired Sasha Solomon.

Many users of Twitter, for obvious reasons, took offense to Musk’s tweet joking about a disability

All of this comes the day after Musk got into a Twitter fight with another longtime Twitter software engineer, Eric Frohnhoefer, who publicly disagreed with Musk over why Twitter was running slow in some regions.

Sparing you all the rest of Frohnhoefer’s tweet replies to Musk, here they are in one image.

Musk almost immediately tweeted out, then deleted, that he was firing Frohnhoefer.

Several of the employees fired overnight took to, you guessed it, Twitter to express their disappointment

“That’s it for me. 8.5 years as an SRE at Twitter and I’ve just been fired. I’m grateful to all my colleagues for getting to learn from and grow with you all. I’m proud of the thing we built. I’m sad to see what’s happened to it. Looking forward to taking a break,” another fired Twitter employee wrote.

Oh, and don’t worry about Frohnhoefer. He appears to be doing just fine.

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