Twitter owner Elon Musk blasted MSNBC after it re-shared an op-ed from 2022 claiming home fitness trends and staying healthy were a gateway to “white supremacy.”
In an article that focused on the supposed “dangers” of staying healthy, the leftist outlet even managed to slip a Hitler reference in.
The Op-ed writes:
“It appears the far right has taken advantage of pandemic at-home fitness trends to expand its decade-plus radicalization of physical mixed martial arts (MMA) and combat sports spaces.
Physical fitness has always been central to the far right. In “Mein Kampf,” Hitler fixated on boxing and jujitsu, believing they could help him create an army of millions whose aggressive spirit and impeccably trained bodies, combined with “fanatical love of the fatherland,” would do more for the German nation than any “mediocre” tactical weapons training.”
Writer Miller-Idriss also claimed that “fitness, of course, is a staple and a hobby for many people, for whom it is enjoyable and rewarding for brain health and overall well-being. Physical fitness channels dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin in ways that literally feel good.”
But, “intertwining those feelings with hateful and dehumanizing ideas, while promoting the concept that physical warriors are needed to create the strength and dominance to defend one’s people from a perceived enemy, makes for a dangerous and powerful cocktail of radicalization.”
“It’s critical that leaders, including parents, physical trainers, gym owners, coaches, and others in the fitness world understand how online grooming and recruitment can intersect with spaces that we generally think of as promoting health and well-being,” Miller-Idriss concluded.
The bizarre and ridiculous excuse for an article ignited attention on Monday after the outlet shared it on Twitter.
The article grabbed the attention of Elon Musk and Joe Rogan.
Rogan quipped, “Being healthy is “far right.” Holy f***.
Musk responded to Rogan, saying, “Parody & reality are becoming indistinguishable.”
Musk followed up, writing, “MSNBC thinks you’re a nazi if you work out lmaooo.”
A Twitter user also responded to Musk. putting perspective the how cray the MSNBC claim that staying healthy leads to white supremacy really is.
“I was doing pushups, and suddenly, a swastika tattoo appeared on my chest. Weirdest thing. I’m prone on the couch eating potato chips, hoping it will go away.”