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The Matrix Director Says 'F*** You' To Elon Musk After He Tweeted About Taking 'The Red Pill'

The Matrix Director Says 'F*** You' To Elon Musk After He Tweeted About Taking 'The Red Pill'

One of the directors from The Matrix has hit out against Elon Musk for using an iconic line from her movie.

Lilly Wachowski, along with her sister Lana, directed the incredible trilogy and she wasn't one bit happy with the Tesla boss for referencing 'the red pill' in a tweet.

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It's not clear exactly what Musk means in the post, but he also gained the attention of Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, who added 'taken'.

Ms Wachowski hit back at both of them, saying: "F*** both of you."

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Credit: Twitter

Short. Sharp. Brutal.

Some people have likened 'the red pill' in Elon's tweet to mean he's now a Republican, whereas others reckon he's talking about the lockdown laws in California or across the US. To add another element to the story, Elon Musk has previously thrown his support behind the idea that we could be living in a simulation.

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So, who knows what the hell he meant.

In The Matrix, Morpheus (played by Laurence Fishburne) asks Neo (portrayed by Keanu Reeves) whether he would like to take the Blue Pill, which will allow him to go back to his normal life and pretend everything is okay, or take the Red Pill, and he would 'stay in Wonderland' and he would be shown what the world is really like.

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The Blue Pill x Red Pill isn't an idea solely confined to The Matrix. It's also been seen in Total Recall and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and simply represents making a choice between discovering an unpleasant truth or remaining in blissful ignorance.

Elon followed the tweet with a meme involving taking both the blue and red pill, but it didn't help clarify what was going on in the original tweet.

He's been firing off a bunch of tweets recently that have raised eyebrows.

Last week he threatened to pull his Tesla factory out of California because social distancing rules in the country prevented him from reopening the building.

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Credit: PA

The Tesla plant has been closed since March 23 after the state was placed under a Stay at Home order, which requires people to only leave their property if they're conducting an essential service like grocery shopping or a visit to the doctor. As a result, small businesses and factories have had to close.

However, the Tesla boss defied the order and said he will restart the factory line.

Writing on Twitter, Musk said: "Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.

"California approved, but an unelected county official illegally overrode. Also, all other auto companies in US are approved to resume. Only Tesla has been singled out. This is super messed up!"

Musk's tweet alluded to the fact that while the state of California has eased lockdown rules to allow manufacturing, Alameda County, where the Tesla plant is located, has stricter rules.

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.