00:55 GMT08 August 2020
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    The Tesla and SpaceX boss has had a field day on Twitter, criticising government policies, mocking an entire political movement, and getting scolded by his wife over the use of pronouns.

    He might be into numerals, after all.

    Elon Musk has got into family trouble after tweeting that “pronouns suck”, in an apparent swipe at the use of gender-neutral pronouns by transgender people.

    His wife, singer Grimes, tweeted in response: ““I love you but please turn off ur phone or give me a dall [sic]. I cannot support hate. Please stop this. I know this isn’t your heart.”

    ​Grimes soon deleted her tweet, though Musk’s post is still on as of writing this.

    The spat is all the more surprising given that Musk and Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, have previously agreed to the gender-neutral parenting of their first child, X Æ A-12, born in May this year.

    Although the baby is biologically male, Grimes said she would like him to choose his own gender identity and referred to the baby as “them”.

    “I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their life,” she told fans via a livestream in February.

    Elon Musk, whose off-handed tweets once cost him the position of Tesla chairman and triggered a defamation lawsuit, added a red rose to his Twitter name on Friday, apparently mocking the symbol of the Democratic Socialists of America.

    The billionaire entrepreneur also contended that another federal stimulus package is “not in the best interests of the people”, suggesting that any such measure should provide direct payments to customers.

    He then tweeted that “Twitter sucks”, before announcing his position on pronouns. And while some people agreed that making fun of pronouns wasn’t funny…

    ​Grimes really is like "Elon you're better than this :(" when she's dating a billionaire empathy lacking capitalist. What did she expect??

    ​Many others suggested that calling out Elon over the issue was somewhat hypocritical from his wife.

    ​grimes and elon are not some cute “opposites attract” relationship it’s just a racist and an enabler lmao

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