Staffers at Elon Musk‘s SpaceX have penned an open letter criticizing the CEO for his constant tweeting.
Posted to the company’s internal communications system Wednesday, the letter, penned by unnamed workers at the spacecraft manufacturer, calls out the famously outspoken executive for his behavior on social media – Twitter in particular.
The scathing note, which slammed Musk for tweets they deemed unprofessional, was reportedly circulated on an internal SpaceX Microsoft Teams channel that contained more than 2,600 employees.
Staffers wrote that Musk tweets, especially in recent months, have ‘become a source of distraction and embarrassment’ for the company, and asks SpaceX brass to take action against the CEO – before he further harms the company’s reputation.
‘Elon’s behavior in the public sphere is a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks,’ the letter, viewed and first reported by The Verge, reads.
‘As our CEO and most prominent spokesperson, Elon is seen as the face of SpaceX — every Tweet that Elon sends is a de facto public statement by the company.’
The note, which reportedly received more than 100 comments from staffers who generally supported those sentiments, called on leadership to address Musk’s behavior.
‘It is critical to make clear to our teams and to our potential talent pool that his messaging does not reflect our work, our mission, or our values,’ the letter reads.
Staffers went on to urge SpaceX leadership to ‘[P]ublicly address and condemn Elon’s harmful Twitter behavior’ in order to ‘explicitly separate itself from Elon’s personal brand.’
Musk, who heads both Tesla and SpaceX and is in talks to take over Twitter, has used his social media as a platform to air his own beliefs.
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