Musk Praises Woody Harrelson’s “Based” Anti-Vax Rant

Yahoo News reports:

Woody Harrelson’s opening monologue during “Saturday Night Live,” where he referenced the COVID-19 pandemic and collaboration between the medical industry and the government to push vaccines, has sparked backlash online and Twitter CEO Elon Musk chimed in on the discussion.

The comments were widely covered by media outlets, who called them “anti-vax” or “vax conspiracies.” People on social media continued the conversation — with many people agreeing with the actor — then Musk chimed in.

“So based. Nice work,” Musk responded. When one Twitter user warned for people to “get ready for the meltdowns,” Musk said: “Maybe they [media outlets] don’t realize that their propaganda is wrong?”

Read the full article. “Based” – should you be blissfully unaware – is popular far-right term meaning to be unconcerned with the beliefs of others and how others view your own beliefs. One of the most notorious far-right extremists calls himself “Based Stickman” after a viral photo showed him beating a man with a stick at a Trump rally. Last year GOP Sen. Mike Lee launched a new Twitter account with the handle “BasedMikeLee.”