On Sunday night, Elon Musk appeared on comedian Dave Chappelle’s show to somewhat confused applause and frenzied whistling.
Videos of his speech immediately appeared on Twitter. The video, shot by user CleoPat48937885, contained much of Musk’s speech and quickly went viral. That Twitter account has since disappeared, and some Twitter users have accused the network and Musk of censorship.
“Technically, it was 90% cheers and 10% boos,” he tweeted after the embarrassing performance, as claims The Verge, and suggested it was because he “offended SF’s unhinged leftists.”
But Musk’s tweet can’t be found right now.
Dave Chappelle himself has been repeatedly criticized for his remarks against queer people, particularly trans people, in his comedy acts.
Last year, Netflix employees protested the streaming service’s decision to air a Chappelle special containing transphobic remarks. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos made it clear at the time that he would allow Chappelle’s specials to appear on Netflix because he believed they did not contain hate speech but provided financial value to the company.