Elon Musk Slammed for Mocking Gender Pronouns on Twitter | 22 Words

Elon Musk has come under serious fire this week after he shared his opinion on pronouns over Twitter.

Has he finally taken it too far?

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Now, Tesla and SpaceX founder is no stranger to a little online controversy, with him always making it into the headlines with both his professional ventures and his personal ones.

Who remembers Tesla's Cybertruck disaster?

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In one of the most memorable moments in the company's history, Musk claimed that their new state-of-the-art Cybertruck was 100 percent unbreakable.

He was so confident in this belief that, at the unveiling event, Musk ordered Tesla's design chief, Franz von Holshausen, to throw a ball at the Cybertrucks window.

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Well, we all remember what happened next, don't we?

The rock completely shattered the first window...

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And, when Musk demanded that von Holshausen throw a second rock, the same thing happened again.

"It worked in rehearsals..."

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As Musk attempted to laugh off the embarrassing blunder, viewers from all over the world couldn't help but cringe.

Inevitably, the incident led to people mocking Tesla...

And Musk himself received a lot of criticism for the bizarre car design alone.

Not that Musk seemed to care.

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In fact, the Cybertruck sales boomed following the incident so, it's safe to say, the entrepreneur bounced back pretty quickly.

But, putting smashed up Cybertrucks to one side, many aspects of Musk's personal life has wound up in the headlines, too.

In May this year, Musk welcomed a baby boy with his girlfriend, Canadian DJ, Grimes.

But, of course, this unconventional couple were never going to christen their child with a conventional name...

Shortly after the birth, Musk took to Twitter to announce that his child was named "X Æ A-12 Musk."

People hoped it was a joke...

But, of course, it wasn't.

And, just to add even more flames to fire...

Grimes then revealed that baby X Æ A-12 would be raised gender neutral, despite Musk repeatedly referring to his son as "he."

Evidently, Musk isn't on board with the whole idea of being gender-neutral...

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And, this week, he elaborated further on his stance on the use of pronouns - a controversial move he might not be able to bounce so smoothly back from.

Musk was responding to an article criticizing him for sharing a meme earlier this week deriding people who display their pronouns in online bios...

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A gesture meant to show support for people whose gender identities are different from those they were given at birth.

However, the Twitter community was not impressed with his snippy reply...

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And, as a result, he was flooded with a wave of criticism, with many pointing out the overtly unconventional name he had given his own child.

This is what he Tweeted:

"I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an [sic] esthetic nightmare."

What do you think?

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Has Musk taken it too far? Or was he merely expressing a valid opinion? For more on the Tesla founder, keep scrolling to hear just how he became the second richest man in the world...