Elon Musk slammed as 'transphobic' for calling pronouns an aesthetic nightmare: ‘Your child’s name is X Æ A-12’

'Your company is involved with literal rocket science but you can’t wrap your head around pronouns,' said a user


                            Elon Musk slammed as 'transphobic' for calling pronouns an aesthetic nightmare: ‘Your child’s name is X Æ A-12’
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Speeding up his rank on the world's list of the richest men, Elon Musk, the billionaire Tesla CEO shared a controversial meme, a few days back, allegedly mocking Internet users who specify their preferred pronouns on their profile description for which he got slammed on the Internet. Then on Wednesday, December 16, he once again said, "pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."

Apart from these two incidents, Musk was also in news when he said, "Pronouns sucks," back in July 2020. The meme shared by Elon Musk on Monday, December 14, depicts a British Redcoat wearing a hat featuring the words “I love to oppress” on a backdrop showing a painting of the American Revolutionary War. As soon as the meme came to light, people started slamming him for being "transphobic". Replying to a news story about his derogatory post, Musk wrote, "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."



 



 

As soon as these comments came to light, people started slamming him, as one Internet user took a jibe on him and replied saying, "You literally named your child X Æ A-12 and think pronouns are an esthetic nightmare." While another one said, "taking back my most recent tweet bc elon musk called his child X Æ A-12 but doesn’t want to call people ‘they’ lol ok". Another one replied to his statement saying, "pronouns are import to trans people. Not respecting them is not respecting trans people." Sharing a funny meme another one wrote, "So you a billionaire, is mad about people having preferred pronouns? You named your child like a type of software system but pronouns are an issue?"



 



 



 



 

Another one questioned, "Fellas, what's more an aesthetic nightmare? Using words that already exist in the English language, or giving your kid a name that sounds like a rejected Doctor Who character?" While one disappointed fan said, "Elon you are a genius, and I admire you for real, but are you seriously dissing pronouns for real man when you named your kid X Æ A-12 , and no offense I am sure it's a lovely name but I still cannot pronounce it, you sound I dunno man a tad pretentious, and hypocritical."



 



 

Another one called his baby an "android baby" and said, "I still don't believe for a second that X Æ A-Xii is a human baby. I'm utterly convinced that it's an android or form of robot. It's not as far fetched as it sounds considering how OUT THERE Elon's mind is. ANDROID...BABIES! THE FUTURE!" While one sarcastically wrote, "Thank you for making Tesla and SpaceX some of the most LGBT friendly companies to work at". While asking him to "donate" to the Trans community, another one replied saying, "Trans guy here and you owe me money for making me read this tweet with my own two eyes. Also, how 'bout donating some of your literal millions to trans orgs/policies/people? Since so many of us have been homeless, abused, or suicidal. :)" While another one slammed him saying, "your company is involved with literal rocket science but you can’t wrap your head around pronouns".



 



 

 



 



 

Musk and his Canadian singer girlfriend, Grimes' welcomed their newborn son on May 4, 2020. Soon the boy grabbed headlines when Musk decided to name him, X Æ A-12. Grimes herself tweeted out a more detailed explanation of why the various name parts were chosen. She called X "the unknown variable," and said that Æ was "my elven spelling of Ai," which she explained as "love and/or artificial intelligence." As for the A-12, she called the plane "our favorite aircraft," going on to tout its "no weapons, no defenses, just speed. Great in battle, but non-violent." Grimes also noted that the A in A-12 stood for "Archangel," which she stated was "my favorite song." She didn't specify the name of the song, as numerous songs are titled "Archangel" -- but some music sites are guessing she could mean the song by the band Burial. Grimes once cited Burial's 'Archangel' song as a favorite on her Tumblr.

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