She claimed she made the switch to defy “hate and white supremacy” and businesses buying ads on Twitter.
“I gave back my Tesla,” Milano tweeted on Musk’s platform. “I bought the VW ev. I love it. I’m not sure how advertisers can buy space on Twitter. Publicly traded company’s products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn’t seem to be a winning business model.”
Twitter is owned by Elon Musk, who is also the chief executive officer of Tesla.
But Twitter users were quick to point out that Volkswagen was engineered and built during Germany in the 1930’s when Adolf Hitler was the country’s chancellor beginning in 1933.
“@Alyssa_Milano hates @elonmusk so much she got rid of her Tesla for a VW, and the irony is epic,” country singer John Rich of the duo Big and Rich tweeted.
Comedians and conservatives Hodgetwins responded to Milano, pointing out Volkswagen’s history with Hitler and Nazi Germany.
“Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazi’s and Hitler,” the Hodgetwins tweeted to their 1.3 million followers.
A professed Trump supporter called Milano a “special kind of stupid.”
“Imagine selling your Tesla because the owner supports free speech then going and buying a car founded by Nazis,” Collin Rugg wrote. “@Alyssa_Milano, you are a special kind of stupid.”