David Draiman Slams Elon Musk Over Anti-Defamation League Controversy

David Draiman of Disturbed recently took to Twitter to criticize Elon Musk for his Anti-Defamation League campaign, which intends to ban ADL from X.

The singer’s reaction came after the hashtag #BanTheADL has gained support from far-right groups, including white nationalists. Musk even ‘liked’ a tweet from a white nationalist who started the hashtag. Draiman slammed the CEO by writing:

“Et tu, Elon Musk? Pushing the #BanTheADL campaign? I don’t always agree with their modern-day partisan stances, but they still do a world of good? Don’t you realize the ramifications of supporting such a campaign? Devastating, truly.”

Musk replied to the vocalists’ tweet:

“Despite the immense harm ADL has done to X/Twitter, they still will not be banned in this platform, unless they break the law.”

Draiman continued, questioning the CEO’s motives to support the campaign:

“Then why stand behind the campaign? Have you had a look at the level of hatred it’s unleashed? Not against the ADL specifically, but at the Jews in general?”

The singer wrote another response to Musk, expressing his concern over the comments on the platform:

“Look at all the comments. Are you really okay with all this? Is this the legacy you want to leave? Are these really the people you identify or agree with? Is this the ‘free speech’ haven you envisioned?”

In a separate tweet, Musk declared his intent to sue ADL, saying:

“To clear our platform’s name on the matter of anti-Semitism, it looks like we have no choice but to file a defamation lawsuit against the Anti-Defamation League… Oh, the irony!”

Later, in another post, Musk also said that X’s advertising earnings are still down by 60% in the U.S. He claimed that advertisers have told X that they are making this decision because of pressure from the ADL. Previously, the CEO also suggested that he might conduct a poll about banning ADL from X.

You can see all the tweets below.