Tesla Billionaire and new Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, has hit out at what he describes as “forcing your pronouns on others when they didn’t ask” – referring to the demands from transgender activists that everybody declare whether they are male to female and sign off emails with statements on whether they ‘identify’ as she/he.
He argued that such compulsion “is neither good not kind to anyone”, and pointed out that those who did not comply would be “ostracized”.
While only a tiny fraction of people are ‘non-binary’, aggressive campaigns by activists have led to controversy and cancel campaigns when high profile figures either refused to engage, or in the case of comedian Dave Chappelle, made a joke of something he considered absurd.
Musk’s comment came in response to a reply on his assertion that his pronouns were ‘Prosecute. Fauci’ – a reference to his belief that the Chief White House adviser should face questioning about gain-of-function research in the Wuhan lab where some believe Covid originated.
“Elon, please don’t mock and promote hate toward already marginalized and at-risk-of-violence members of the #LGBTQ+ community. They are real people with real feelings. Furthermore, Dr Fauci is a dedicated public servant whose sole motivation was saving lives,” one Twitter user replied to Musk.
“I strongly disagree. Forcing your pronouns upon others when they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those who don’t, is neither good nor kind to anyone,” Musk said in response.Elon Musk slams trend to ‘force pronouns on others’ – Gript