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Elon Musk calls trans pronouns ‘esthetic nightmare’; netizens call him out

Elon Musk's tweets caused a stir on social media with netizens calling him out for "not respecting trans people"

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
December 17, 2020 6:20:21 pm
elon muskElon Musk's tweet on trans pronouns did not go down well with netizens. (Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Elon Musk has landed himself in a controversy with the transgender community after pointing out the use of trans pronouns.

A while ago, the Tesla CEO shared a meme on Twitter depicting a British Red Coat with “love to oppress” written on his hat against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War, with the caption “when you put he/him in (yo)ur bio”.

Recently, Musk posted another tweet in which he wrote, “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.”

The 49-year-old then went on to share a 2017 tweet by Tesla claiming it had scored 100 out of 100 for the fourth year in a row in LGBTQ equality, and captioned it “Oh and umm…”

Musk’s tweets caused a stir on social media with netizens calling him out for “not respecting trans people”.

“Dude you named your kid XÿLôphœń,” wrote a Twitter user.

“Most of the time it’s literally just he/him, she/her, or they/them in someone’s bio. Seriously, get over it,” said another.

Here’s how others reacted:

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