Billionaire Elon Musk, the owner of X (formerly known as Twitter), recently shared his thoughts on the videos and images of looting that took place in Philadelphia. In a tweet, Musk controversially compared the looting to the actions of the Joker, a fictional character known for causing chaos.
The looting took place separately from a peaceful protest over the dismissal of charges against a white police officer who shot a Black resident. Philadelphia Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw, clarified that the individuals involved in the looting were not affiliated with the protest. Masked individuals were seen rushing into stores, grabbing merchandise, and fleeing the scene.
In response to a video showing the chaos in Philadelphia, Musk tweeted, “This is why America needs to go full Joker,” expressing his disbelief at the destruction caused by the looters. Another video surfaced showing looters ransacking an Apple store while a woman screamed and celebrated the stolen goods.
These incidents occurred amid an already tumultuous period in California, where a wave of violent crime has forced countless businesses to go on strike. The situation has become so severe that hundreds of businesses are taking a stand against the rising crime rates.
In relation to these events, police have already made at least 52 arrests connected to the looting in Philadelphia. Fox News Digital’s Lawrence Richard provided valuable insights for this report.
While Musk’s comments on the looting in Philadelphia have sparked controversy, they highlight the ongoing issue of violent crime plaguing certain areas of the country. As the debate surrounding these incidents continues to unfold, it is crucial to address the underlying causes behind these disturbing acts of vandalism and theft.