Tesla CEO and everyone’s least favorite eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has added his voice to the call to end stay-at-home orders in various U.S. states against the advice of the vast majority of public health and infectious disease experts. After tweeting out the vague call to “FREE AMERICA NOW” on Tuesday, he went on a whole tangent during a call with investors about the company’s quarterly earnings.

“The extension of the shelter in place or frankly I would call it ‘forcibly imprisoning people in their homes against all their constitutional rights’—that’s my opinion—and breaking people’s freedoms in ways that are horrible and wrong and not why people came to America or built this country,” he said to some guy who was just asking about Tesla’s liquidity. “What the f***? Excuse me. Outrage.”

When someone actually asked about the effects of the pandemic on the company, he used the other F-word.

“But to say they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist. This is not democratic. This is not freedom. Give people back their goddamn freedom.”

Sounds like someone’s losing money. At the very least, Musk is worried about that, as he expressed when he first started answering the question about liquidity.

“We are a bit worried about not being able to resume production in the Bay Area. And that should be identified as a serious risk,” he said. “We only have two car factories right now: One in Shanghai and one in the Bay Area, and the Bay Area produces the vast majority of our cars.”

Few members of the public have any patience for these latest antics by Elon Musk, especially after he spent much of the months leading up to the pandemic downplaying the seriousness of the novel coronavirus and making irresponsible, Trump-like suggestions about drugs that hadn’t been tested on the virus yet.

When a follower pointed out that Musk is “losing followers and respect,” the billionaire retorted, “Bon voyage.”

After all that, as well as after years of living under an administration that has repeatedly and heavily flirted with actual fascism, reasonable people are 100 percent done with Elon freaking Musk.

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*First Published: April 30, 2020, 10:18 am