Anytime I ever see a Tesla speeding down the street, I think to myself, “they’re kinda nice cars, I should get one someday” (Tesla would totally accept my proposed payment plan of $50/month over 10,000 years, right?) But then, as quickly as I begin fantasizing about my custom Hello Kitty plush interiors, I’m reminded that Elon Musk is a cartoon supervillain come to life. And yesterday, Elon must have been bored and decided to fuck with people, because he shared his unprovoked thoughts on gender pronouns. And you can pretty much guess how it went.
Elon was on fire yesterday and decided to not only speak on pronouns, but also about stimulus packages. And then Bernie called him “pathetic” and a “hypocrite.”
What a hypocrite. Elon Musk has received billions in corporate welfare from U.S. taxpayers. Now he wants to stop 30 million Americans who lost jobs from receiving $600 a week in unemployment benefits, while his wealth has gone up by $46.7 billion over the past 4 months. Pathetic. https://t.co/hECaTul3ZI
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 24, 2020
In between speaking for the people, Elon took another stance on a subject of which he is apparently an expert and decided to burp out his opinions on pronouns. You see, unlike J.K. Rowling, who actually tries to use big words and long, meandering sentences to justify her transphobic thoughts, Elon kept it simple and went with:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 25, 2020
As you can imagine (and as he probably planned all along), the sentiment pissed off a ton of people, many of whom hopped on yesterday’s bandwagon of calling him out including Grimes, the mother of the child they gave that robot serial number name to. Grimes has said before that she doesn’t want to gender her baby, so she wasn’t one of the 200,000 who liked that tweet:
Elon hasn’t removed the tweet, nor has he publicly responded to Grimes. And no word if he managed to give her a dall. Cut to Grimes working on a 130-page thesis about the history of gender erasure that she plans to use to enlighten Elon. Or the former anti-imperialist will just shrug and go back to lounging in her capitalist boyfriend’s Tesla-brand nap pod.