She flew the coop.
The mayor of St. Louis mentioned she has give up Twitter, citing a now-deleted tweet by the company’s new owner, Elon Musk, that referenced the 2014 Ferguson protests.
“The ultimate straw for me. I’m out,” Mayor Tishaura O. Jones tweeted from her personal account on Thanksgiving Day, sharing a screenshot of Musk’s now-deleted put up.
On Tuesday, Musk tweeted a 12-second video of a closet filled with shirts with the slogan #StayWoke at what he claimed was Twitter’s San Francisco workplaces.
Within the now-deleted follow-up tweet, Musk wrote the shirts stemmed from the 2014 protests within the city 20 miles northwest of St. Louis, sparked by the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Musk famous that the Ferguson police officer who killed Brown, Darren Wilson, was exonerated.
“‘Fingers up don’t shoot’ was made up,” he wrote. “The entire thing was a fiction.”
Musk additionally tweeted a hyperlink to a March 2015 Department of Justice report, which mentioned accounts claiming Brown had his palms up had been “inaccurate as a result of they’re inconsistent with the bodily and forensic proof.”
In a separate report, DOJ accused Ferguson cops of racial bias and profiling, which resulted within the metropolis supervisor, police chief and municipal choose all resigning. Brown’s household additionally settled with the city in a wrongful loss of life lawsuit.
“Y’all can have this fowl app,” mentioned Jones, who’s Black, in response to Musk’s messages, including, “Pleased Thanksgiving to all who have a good time and Pleased Holidays.”
The account nonetheless remained energetic as of Saturday night.
Jones didn’t clip her Twitter wings completely, although. Hours after the private put up declaring her exit, the official mayor’s account tweeted a photograph of her at a Thanksgiving day parade.
Nick Dunne, a spokesman for Jones, mentioned that the official account will proceed to function “within the brief time period.”