Mothers used to beg the fathers of their children to not go to war. Now they beg them to log off.
oh wow. pic.twitter.com/zoa2foOdZc
— Julia Alexander (@loudmouthjulia) July 25, 2020
Musk, whose chaotic Twitter presence is notoriously the bane of his investors, tweeted “pronouns suck.” Many interpreted the tweet as expressing a distaste for clarifying one’s personal pronouns, a practice common among trans people, gender non-conforming people and their allies.
Grimes, no stranger to playing with names and gender, asked Musk to log off and call her, saying “I know this isn’t in your heart.” The tweet was deleted but not before it was screenshot and widely shared. At one point, Big Tech Alert tweeted that Musk had stopped following Grimes on Twitter, but that is no longer the case.
— Big Tech Alert (@BigTechAlert) July 25, 2020
While the coupling status of Musk and Grimes remains unclear, the brief, public squabble between the two nonetheless lead to schadenfreude for Twitter users who find the pair insufferable.
elon musk and grimes are onision and laineybot for people whose usd is bitcoin
— sn00b | bio link (@lNTHERAlN) July 25, 2020
elon musk and grimes are a social experiment conducted by harvard pic.twitter.com/GxuvO7slXt
— jihane (@successiontheme) July 25, 2020
grimes calling out elon musk for saying he hates pronouns while naming her baby after a CIA military surveillance plane that was used in vietnam is peak lib shit pic.twitter.com/UX20yGoUnK
— ☀️👀 (@zei_squirrel) July 25, 2020
Grimes, after having had an entire fucking sentient human baby with Elon Musk: woww my anata Elon-san i know this isn’t the real u~~ 😔
Complete Strangers Who’ve Seen pic.twitter.com/0lDIlUWcWo
— Jake Paul Sartre (@PissJugTycoon) July 25, 2020
elon musk when grimes replied to the pronouns tweet pic.twitter.com/vIDyvXnC0e
— ꒰ ✉ ꒱ ↬ speed (@wormsona) July 25, 2020
Grimes: Elon, this isn’t who you are
Elon Musk (in Afrikaans accent): i’m just trolling yeh, pickle rick style
— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) July 25, 2020
elon musk will post on twitter like ‘white lives matter 🤣👌’ and grimes will reply ‘honey we’ve talked about this. i love you 🖤’
— 𝔟𝔞𝔫𝔡𝔦𝔱 (@banditVEVO) July 25, 2020