Elon Musk is known for his implicit comedic memes on Twitter. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO is always commenting on new developments, whether they’re national or global. Musk always gives his reactions, no matter how controversial a situation he might be going through. He recently posted a meme about the U.S. government trying to free up Brittney Griner.

The U.S. government revealed earlier this week that they would try to bring the WNBA player back from incarceration in Russia. The star was arrested in March on marijuana charges and has stayed imprisoned in Russia ever since.

Griner made multiple attempts at getting support from the U.S. government. While she wasn’t initially successful, she did manage to find support from other celebrities. After many public figures advocated for her release, the U.S. government did come up with a plan. However, it includes the trading of a Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout as well, who is ominously nicknamed the ‘Merchant of Death.’

Musk took to Twitter and posted a meme. He called out the hypocrisy of the U.S. government in bringing back Brittney Griner after she was arrested on drug charges. While she gets saved for having some pot on Russian soil, thousands of people still remain incarcerated in the U.S. for using or possessing marijuana.

People in the US in jail for weed while the government trades a Russian war criminal to free a woman’s basketball player in jail for weed

Donald Trump also gave his criticism on the situation. However, he thinks that bringing back Brittney Griner shouldn’t be on the U.S. government. While the talks between the two parties have taken place, something conclusive is yet to be reported.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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