Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla and owner of X (formerly Twitter), has been locked in a battle with Disney since the children’s giant decided to remove all of their advertising on X over Musk’s posts on his platform.
The controversy came to a head and advertisers began pulling money from X after Musk replied in agreement to a post that claimed Jewish communities have been pushing “hatred” against whites.
Well it seems that Elon has now decided to take another shot at Disney, as Tesla has removed the Disney+ app from their car screens.
Tesla users have taken to, ironically, Musk’s X site, to complain about the app being removed, complaining that it keeps them from being able to occupy their kids with Disney content on their long drives.
It’s reported that Tesla informed Disney they would be removing the app from their “Tesla Theatre” function in their vehicles, but didn’t give the company a reason why. (Although I think we all know why).
Tesla users who have accessed the app previously can reportedly still use Disney+, and it’s also reported that you can still get to Disney+ through the app’s browser, so it seems like there are workarounds.
But it’s still entertaining watching two billionaires feuding with each other by pulling petty stunts like this – although maybe not to the parents who drive Teslas and want to keep their kids entertained.
So Disney+ has now been removed from Tesla vehicles. I’m assuming this is in retaliation to Disney pulling advertising from X (which they have every right to do).
So now I, as a mom, get to deal with telling my toddlers we can’t watch Disney+ while in our Tesla and deal with… pic.twitter.com/YYuDLQDtIc