‘Rick and Morty’ writer and comedian Heather Anne Campbell is currently facing a wave of backlash after virtue signaling that she had cancelled her order for a Tesla Cybertruck in protest of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter.
Campbnell, who joined the Adult Swim series’ writing staff starting with its sixth season, took to the Musk-owned platform on December 12th to announce her cancellation.Sharing a screenshot of her relevant customer support request, the comedian declared, “They asked for a reason I said ‘Elon Musk’s Twitter.'”
However, it should be noted that the screenshot Campbell provided included no personal identifiers, thus making it hard to prove whether or not she actually had and cancelled an order herself or if she was merely sharing a generic image for disingenuous clout.
Regardless, rather than a storm of adulation for her bravery, Campbell was met by other users who were quick to point out the irony behind her using Musk’s own recently-acquired social media platform to signal her self-righteousness.
“And you’re posting this on Twitter,” noted @RealSaltySlim, including two crying emojis to add insult to injury.
“And then went and posted it on ‘Elon Musk’s Twitter'” likewise pointed out @powerbottomdad1.
@capeandcowell sarcastically wrote, “[Your] bravery here will redefine the history books. Thank you, hero.”
“Cool I’ll get mine sooner,” celebrated @RossSchaumann, implying that his own order on the waiting list for a Tesla Cybertruck has moved up one spot after Campbell cancelled hers.
Brandon Herrera, known on YouTube as ‘The AK Guy’, also celebrated the fact that Campbell had cancelled her order, gleefully declaring, “Sweet, hopefully I get mine faster now.”
“So brave,” joked @CAMELOT331. “Now continue using the smartphone, which is only made possible with child labor. Being morally superior is exhausting yeah?”
Offering his thanks to Campbell and those who reacted just as hysterically as she had, @hwfeinstein praised, “Everyone canceling their Cybertruck is a blessing for the other 1m+ reservation holders. Thank you!”
“Your boos mean nithing; I’ve seen what makes you cheer,” read a witty remark made by @MaxNordau, who used a line from the very show Campbell works on to call out her woke and shameless bleating.
Meanwhile, some users called Campbell’s entire story, from order to cancellation, into question.
@WholeMarsBlog raised their doubts by sharing a fairly fascinating series ot tweets from 2020 wherein Campbell can be seen asking her followers whether it’s acceptable to pre-order a Tesla Cybertruck or whether that may lead her to be seen as a Donald Trump supporter.
“Is it acceptable to preorder a cybertruck or will everyone think i’m a trump supporter, legit question here,” asked the woke writer on Twitter back in August of 2020.
“Here’s the shot,” she explained of her thought process. “My datsun won’t start *again* and the idea of fixing it *again* is exhausting and I kind of want an electric car, but also I want a truck.”
A bit over an hour later, Campbell asserted, “Alright update: I won’t get the cybertruck”.
Putting these doubts into words, @TheRealOzzieB replied to Campbell, “You literally added the truck and canceled the same day- this was made up to look lik you’re ‘taking action'”.
However, the Rick and Morty writer met these accusations by making sure to have “brought receipts”.
As proof that she not only placed an order but it did it before publishing her initial tweet, Campbell shared a screenshot of an email from Tesla customer support confirming that she had made her reservation in June of this year (Gmail only lists a date’s year if it is not the current calendar year).
Interestingly, Elon Musk announced his plans to purchase Twitter in April of this year, which is a whole two months before Campbell decided to make her order.
At the time, woke leftists like the writer herself were up in arms over Musk’s potential Twitter acquisition and it is very likely that this did not go unnoticed by Campbell, who is very active on the popular social media platform.
Ultimately, shortly after turning on her virtue signal, Campbell revealed that instead of a Cybertruck, she would instead be getting a Rivian-produced electric truck (which she notably considered as an alternative during her initial search for new vehicle suggestions).