Steven Van Zandt Suspects Being Targeted By Elon Musk
Steven Van Zandt is not only a musician and actor but also a political figure who has been in many headlines regarding his political views. He uses his Twitter generally for making comments about the politics in the USA, and this side of him began after the E Street Band’s 1980–81 tour when he realized that he knows what America needs and doesn’t need. Since then, his music has been openly political, and his Twitter account is full of observations.
Recently, with Elon Musk buying Twitter and his controversial decisions over suspended Twitter accounts, Steven Van Zandt thinks he is a victim of Musk for his words. He stated that Musk is deleting his followers, making his follower count drop, although no one is mad at him for his political comments.
“Losing followers by the hour, and I’m not even pissing anybody off!” he tweeted in a recent post. “Maybe Elon is upset because I revealed his buddy DeSantis is a nazi and part of the wanna-be Fourth Reich with Trump, Bannon, Miller, Gorka, Stone, Flynn, West, Fuentes, Jones, Greene, Carlson, McCarthy, et al.”
His strong claims were against the politician Ron DeSantis who he claimed was a part of the Fourth Reich. The Fourth Reich is a hypothetical successor of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich, which carries the ideas of the Nazis and is allegedly reviving their ideas in the 21st century. Steven Van Zandt gave many names that he thought were a part of this.
This is not the first time Steven talked about Ron DeSantis as a successor of Hitler. In August, he posted a tweet calling him ‘Little Hitler DeSantis.’ In October, he also complained about Musk allowing Donald Trump to access Twitter, “You will be making the biggest mistake of your life if you put Adolf Hitler back on the most effective means of communication in the modern world.”
Who’s the happiest dude in America tonight? Little Hitler DeSantis. I’m sure he gave the FBI all the cooperation they needed!
— 🕉🇺🇦Stevie Van Zandt☮️💙 (@StevieVanZandt) August 9, 2022
Dear Elon Musk. Some free advice from the world’s consigliere. You will be making the biggest mistake of your life if you put Adolf Hitler back on the most effective means of communication in the modern world. The kind of mistake you will never, ever be forgiven for. @elonmusk
— 🕉🇺🇦Stevie Van Zandt☮️💙 (@StevieVanZandt) October 28, 2022
After such comments about these politicians, DeSantis specifically, Van Zandt thinks that Musk is punishing him by subtracting his followers. According to the musician, his fans have no problems with his claims, but the replies to his tweets vary from one person to another. While some of his current followers follow him and support the guitarist for his political views, others use harsh words and tell him just to play music and ignore politics.
Losing followers by the hour and I’m not even pissing anybody off! Maybe Elon is upset because I revealed his buddy DeSantis is a nazi and part of the Wanna Be Fourth Reich with Trump, Bannon, Miller, Gorka, Stone, Flynn, West, Fuentes, Jones, Greene, Carlson, McCarthy, et al.
— 🕉🇺🇦Stevie Van Zandt☮️💙 (@StevieVanZandt) December 2, 2022