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The Tesla and SpaceX CEO caused controversy earlier this week after posting a meme comparing people who put ‘he/him’ in their Twitter bios to a redcoat with “I love to oppress” written on his hat. Some Twitter users have taken to adding “he/him” or “she/her” into their Twitter bios to indicate their preferred gender pronouns.
This has been done both by users who are transgender themselves and by others seeking to normalise the practice out of solidarity.
Replying to an article criticising the meme he posted Mr Musk said: “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”
He also shared a 2017 report by Human Rights Campaign which gave Tesla “100/100 for the fourth year in a row in LGBTQ equality”.
Transgender people have a gender identity different from the sex they received after being born.
“All these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare”
Elon Musk’s comments sparked a mixed response on Twitter
Some seek to fully transition from one sex to another with the aid of modern medical expertise.
Mr Musk’s post sparked a heated debate and mixed response.
John Gibbs posted: “Agreed. I want new pronouns.
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“THAT IS INCORRECT GRAMMAR! (whew, feels good to scream that).”
Another Twitter user added: “Exactly. Need better naming system.
“Also, what do I care what your orientation is and why should you care what orientation I am?
“Strange you would use the pronouns as self-introduction.”
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Some Twitter users have taken to adding “he/him” or “she/her” into their Twitter bios
However other Twitter users were less impressed, with a number noting Mr Musk and his girlfriend Grimes had given their son the gender-neutral name of X Æ A-Xii.
Los Angeles based writer Jeff Yang commented: “Dude you named your kid ‘X Æ A-12’.”
A similar point was made by a gaming journalist from Leeds, in the UK, who posted: “You literally called your child X Æ A-Xii.”
Another Twitter user added: “Fellas, what’s more an aesthetic nightmare?
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“Using words that already exist in the English language, or giving your kid a name that sounds like a rejected Doctor Who character?”
Mr Musk made the controversial remark in reply to an article published by CleanTechnica in response to the meme he posted.
Author Jennifer Sensiba, who described herself as “a big fan of Elon Musk”, wrote: “Attacking marginalized people is never cool or funny.
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“Attacking the people who support them is also uncool.
“Elon Musk’s recent tweet did both of these things, regardless of whether he meant to do that.”
Earlier this month Mr Musk overtook LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault to become the second richest person in the world.