Elon Musk to Karl Marx? Grimes trolled for 'fake candids' with Communist Manifesto
Singer Grimes, who recently announced her split with Elon Musk, was papped recently in downtown Los Angeles while reading 'The Communist Manifesto'. The popular book by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is regarded as the global handbook for communism and leftist ideals. For Grimes, it made many heads turn given the fact that she was with the world's richest man for the past few years. However, the singer perhaps did not anticipate the flak she would earn for the same. She was trolled brutally on social media for taking 'fake candids' while reading the 'anti-capitalistic' vademecum and donning a luxury outfit at the same time.
Tech mogul Elon Musk and Canadian musician Grimes dated for three years and even welcomed their son X Æ A-Xii Musk in 2020. Recently they announced their 'semi-separation', where the 50-year-old billionaire asserted that they were on good terms with each other and will continue to co-parent their one-year-old son. “We are semi-separated but still love each other, see each other frequently, and are on great terms.” He added, “It’s mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or traveling overseas and her work is primarily in LA. She’s staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room.”
On Friday, October 1, Grimes was photographed in downtown Los Angeles in her first public appearance since the breakup. The 33-year-old singer wore a spacey brown and black Elf-esque outfit with a long, hooded cape. She appeared quite absorbed in the socialist literature, but her papped photos seemed prim and prop — something that made Twitter users particularly skeptical.
"Grimes is experiencing the dream of most people who read the Communist Manifesto in a coffee shop: having people notice that you’re reading it," a Twitter user wrote.
Rick and Morty writer Heather Anne Campbell joked, "grimes sure did get you all to talk about grimes."
Another user tweeted, "Grimes dresses like she's gonna reveal a Dune spoiler," while a fourth user said, "the irony of Grimes having someone take fake candids of her pretending to read the communist manifesto in an outfit that costs more than my entire salary for a year."
Comedian Jesse McLaren photoshopped the pictures and tweeted a meme saying, "Grimes but she's reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased."
Podcaster Carey O'Donnell shared a Halloween special video saying, "Grimes walking around LA reading Karl Marx".
Grimes is experiencing the dream of most people who read the Communist Manifesto in a coffee shop: having people notice that you’re reading it— Alan (@findomearle) October 3, 2021
grimes sure did get you all to talk about grimes— Heather Anne Campbell (@heathercampbell) October 3, 2021
Grimes dresses like she's gonna reveal a Dune spoiler pic.twitter.com/I4PTZSjOhf— WJ Reid (@WJReid3) October 3, 2021
the irony of Grimes having someone take fake candids of her pretending to read the communist manifesto in an outfit that costs more than my entire salary for a year https://t.co/ekYtEXOwvl— shitter @Unique and Digitally Scarce (@cavegremlin) October 2, 2021
Grimes but she's reading the Handbook for the Recently Deceased. pic.twitter.com/7PSaCUuSM8— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 3, 2021
Grimes walking around LA reading Karl Marx pic.twitter.com/NQlebHX3Zc— Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) October 2, 2021