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Ivanka Trump Cheers Musk's 'Red Pill' Tweet, Matrix Director Angry

Ivanka Trump Cheers Musk's 'Red Pill' Tweet, Matrix Director Angry”

Garossino's comments followed Musk's tweet on Sunday in which he encouraged his 34.3 million Twitter followers to "take the red pill" - a reference to a scene in "The Matrix", which has become a heavily politicized meme often associated with hard-right causes, including men's rights activism. This, however, angered one of the makers of the 1999 film "The Matrix", from which the phrase originated.

Musk has recently drawn attention by openly defying the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, saying it goes against freedoms written in the U.S. constitution and even calling the virus-induced measures "fascist".

Trump's retweet of the "red pill" suggests that she believes Musk is moving closer to the Trump political worldview.

Musk, known for union-busting practices at his companies, had obliquely tweeted: "Take the red pill " - and Grimes' mum was not impressed. Last week, he threatened to relocate Tesla's headquarters and sue San Francisco's Alameda County for maintaining its shelter-in-place guidelines, despite other counties relaxing them. "WTF is wrong with you?" "You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes".

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Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski, co-creator of "The Matrix' franchise, has hit back at Tesla CEO Elon Musk and US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump for quoting her movie".

"F*** both of you", she replied on Twitter to Trump, before following up with a tweet supporting the Brave Space Alliance, which describes itself as "the first Black and trans-led LGBTQIA center located on the South Side of Chicago".

The "red pill" phrase comes from the Matrix movie trilogy directed by sisters Lilly and Lana Wachowski, in which taking a red pill reveals the dystopian world as it truly is.



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