The Internet Roasted Elon Musk After He Said Trans Pronouns Aren’t Aesthetically Pleasing

December 17, 2020 / Posted by:

Elon Musk is a rocket scientist, which either means his brain is very smart, or his brain is working just hard enough to know how to keep other people hustling for him. But can you believe it, there is something that is just way beyond Elon’s scope of understanding, too far out of his mental grasp to comprehend. And that’s pronouns.

Back in July, Elon tweeted the #sobrave and #sobold statement that “pronouns suck,” a broad accusation with the flavor of transphobia and zero basis in fact or proof, unless you were looking for proof that Elon is king of the edgelords (to be fair, you don’t have to look that hard). Elon was never able to articulate exactly why he hated pronouns so much. But it sounds like the hamster running on the wheel in his head finally squeaked out something that resembled an argument for his tweet. Elon has once again tweeted about pronouns, and once again, the internet is dragging him for it.

The reason Elon’s shady pronoun tweets feel transphobic is because that’s kind of the garden where they grow. The practice of displaying pronouns in social media bios and whatnot comes from a place of wanting to be more inclusive or create a space where trans or non-binary people would feel comfortable, as it’s sometimes important for them to establish personal pronouns as part of their identity. But Elon would like you to know that pronouns hurt his eyes.

This came after CleanTechnica posted an article about a meme Elon recently retweeted which read: “When you put he/him in your bio” above a picture of a soldier with “I love to oppress” written on their hat. CleanTechnica wrote that Elon’s retweet essentially was an attack on marginalized people and an attack on the people who support marginalized people. Elon stressed that he’s absolutely not transphobic, but added a but:

An aesthetic nightmare? No Elon, the Jokerman font is an aesthetic nightmare. But again, Elon wants to stress he’s not coming from a place of phobia.

Writer Charlotte Clymer, who was a former press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, quickly pointed out to Elon that he should be so proud, because a business can easily lose LGBTQ equality points for anti-pronoun tweets, like his.ย But how does Grimes, the mother of Elon’s youngest child X AE A-Xii Musk, feel about all of this? Well, we don’t know if she’s yelling at him from inside the same home in Texas. But she did tweet a link to an LGBTQ charity she “loves.”

The internet of course was much more clear about Elon claiming that pronouns were not ~vibes~ or whatever. Most pointed out the massive hypocrisy of his tweet:

Maybe Elon doesn’t see the irony here (to be fair, he’s too busy trying to look away from those visually displeasing pronouns). Because when it comes time for his son X Vowel Consonant Vowel Whatever to type out their Twitter bio, their smartest option would literally be to write, “Literally just call me He/Him/They, I don’t care. It’s impersonal, but looking at it won’t trigger a migraine like my birth name will.


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