On Sunday morning, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted a cryptic tweet, saying “Take the pink capsule” with an emoji of a pink rose.
As most film buffs know, “take the pink capsule” is a reference from the Wachowski sisters’ sci-fi blockbuster “The Matrix.” Within the film, Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) reveals to the protagonist Neo (Keanu Reeves) that he’s been residing in a pc simulation. He provides Neo a alternative: Take a blue capsule and return to his life and overlook about every part, or take a pink capsule to be taught the reality concerning the Matrix and his faux actuality.
Nevertheless, the phrase “take the pink capsule” has taken on a brand new that means in Web subculture, and it normally refers to conservative political views. It may well now imply shifting one’s political alignment to the precise, and it’s typically utilized in Web boards associated to Donald Trump or males’s rights teams.
Musk’s tweet drew loads of controversy within the feedback, and had greater than 190,000 likes by Sunday afternoon. Ivanka Trump then quoted “Taken!” on Musk’s tweet, prompting Wachowski to answer “F— each of you”
Wachowski then shared a hyperlink to the LGBTQ social service Courageous Area Alliance, urging individuals drawn in by the viral tweets to donate.
Musk’s tweet is the newest in a string of weird social media posts. Final week, he threatened to relocate Tesla’s headquarters and sue the Bay Space’s Alameda County for sustaining its shelter-in-place tips, regardless of different counties stress-free them.
Wachowski is at present engaged on a fourth installment within the “Matrix” franchise, with Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss each returning. Manufacturing on the movie halted as a result of coronavirus pandemic, however the workforce added eight more weeks to the schedule to hopefully resume in July.