Grimes’ mother Sandy Garossino appears to condemn Elon Musk for tweeting ‘men’s rights activist bulls***’

Musk earned criticism after tweeting about the ‘red pill’ from The Matrix – a term previously co-opted by the alt-right

Adam White
Monday 18 May 2020 08:48
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Sandy Garossino, the journalist mother of pop star Grimes, has appeared to condemn Elon Musk in a series of tweets.

Musk, who recently had a baby with Grimes, which they have named X Æ A-12, earned criticism after tweeting about “red pills” on Sunday (17 May) – a popular meme inspired by The Matrix and co-opted by men’s rights activists and the alt-right.

In since-deleted tweets, Garossino wrote: “If your partner went through a challenging pregnancy and childbirth in the last two weeks, and you were over 16 years old, would you be blaring MRA bulls*** on Twitter right now?”

Garossino also replied to the Canadian activist and political consultant Gerald Butts, who tweeted: “Buddy has a 3 week old baby. Maybe step away from the broflakes.”

In response, Garossino wrote: “Not yet 2 weeks old.”

She also retweeted a message from the Pivot Podcast, which suggested Musk should be arrested for attempting to re-open his Tesla factories in California. The state has recently shuttered all businesses due to the coronavirus outbreak, a move Musk called “fascist”.

All of Garossino’s Musk-related tweets and retweets have since been removed. Garossino’s Twitter “likes”, including one which screenshots Musk’s “red pill” tweet alongside the caption “smashes face into keyboard repeatedly”, remain intact.

The Matrix director Lilly Wachowski also condemned Musk for his “red pill” tweet.

“Red pill” references a scene in the 1999 film in which Keanu Reeves’ Neo is offered a choice between seeing the truth of things (“the red pill”) or continuing to exist in blissful ignorance (“the blue pill”).

After Musk’s tweet was endorsed by Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, Wachowski tweeted at the pair: “F*** both of you”.

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