APEC CEO Summit representatives told KRON4 that Musk had a schedule change that prevented him from coming.
“We’re thankful for his offer to join the session remotely, however it was agreed among all speakers that participation would be in person. We look forward to Elon joining us at a future APEC CEO Summit.”
Musk was supposed to speak on the future of AI with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff but has been replaced by John Kerry, according to the APEC program. The session, “A Summit Spotlight 1:1 Conversation on AI and the Future,” will feature Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. It is scheduled for 4:45 p.m.
The news came after Musk publicly agreed with a Tweet saying the Jewish community was pushing hate against white people amid the war in Gaza.
Musk responded to a tweet from a user who goes by the name “Artist Formerly Known As Eric” claiming that the Jewish community has been “pushing the same dialectical hatred against whites that they claim to want people to stop using against them,” with, “You have said the actual truth.”
Musk’s comment spurred a response on X from Jewish advocacy group Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt saying, “it is indisputably dangerous to use one’s influence to validate and promote antisemitic theories.”
Musk’s Tesla did not immediately return request for comment.