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Elon Musk Believes 'All These Pronouns' Are An 'Aesthetic Nightmare'

Elon Musk Believes 'All These Pronouns' Are An 'Aesthetic Nightmare'

This is coming from a guy who named his child X Æ A-12​.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Elon Musk has stated his beliefs on the idea of pronouns.

The Tesla CEO was replying to an article from Clean Technica that slagged him off about a meme he posted to Twitter.

Responding to the article, Musk said: "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."

This is coming from a guy who apparently named his child X Æ A-12.

Many people are now putting their pronouns on their social media profiles so that followers know how to refer to them in the comments section. It helps people who are gender-neutral, non-binary or trans identify themselves and not have people get it wrong.

However, Musk feels it's a bit much.

The meme he posted on Twitter showed an animated 1800s era soldier looking particularly pleased with themselves with the caption saying: "When you put he/him in ur bio."

Elon Musk/Twitter

Musk tried to downplay his beliefs by adding that Tesla 'scored 100/100 for the fourth year in a row in LGBTQ equality'.

But that didn't stop people from criticising him for his ideas.

One person wrote: "Fellas, what's more an aesthetic nightmare? Using words that already exist in the English language, or giving your kid a name that sounds like a rejected Doctor Who character?"

Another added: "Someone I respect taught me that putting pronouns in my bio was a way to make social media a more inclusive place for trans people so I did it. It's a small thing and if it helps trans people I feel good about it."

A third said: "He/she/they isn't a nightmare. Pronouns in bios hurts nobody, and may help some folks. While I personally don't get the point, if that's how someone wants to express themselves, live and let live."


It's unlikely he'll be spending much more time about this realm, considering he's busy trying to get people to Mars.

Musk hopes his ambitious Starship rocket will be able to one day transport people to the moon and Mars - something that he reckons will eventually allow us to build a sustainable colony on the red planet by 2050.

The SpaceX Starship has actually been in development since 2012 as a self-funded private spaceflight project, but more recently we've seen some exciting (although not altogether seamless) developments with testing.

By 2024, the company also plans to make the most of a planetary alignment between Mars and Earth to launch the first crude mission to Mars. This is coming from a guy who named his child X Æ A-12.

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