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It all happened after the Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted “Take the red pill” on Sunday morning.
The phrase originally appeared in the first Matrix film ― where it amounted to facing reality ― but it has become popularised by men’s rights activists (MRAs) presumedly unhappy over women making their own choices.
When Grimes’ mother, former Canadian prosecutor and arts advocate Sandy Garossino, saw the tweet, she called out her daughter’s partner in two now-deleted tweets of her own.
“If your partner went through a challenging pregnancy and childbirth in the last two weeks... and you were over 16 years old, would you be blaring MRA bullshit on Twitter right now?” she asked in one post.
Grimes and Elon Musk welcomed their son on 4 May and gave him the name X Æ A-12 Musk.
The singer mentioned she was recovering from surgery after her partner corrected her explanation of the baby’s unusual name.
At the time of writing, Elon Musk is yet to respond publicly to Garossino’s tweet.