The new cryptic message from the billionaire, who has been repeatedly tweeting out bizarre things lately, arrived on Sunday afternoon.
Unlike the lengthy and even less coherent threads Musk produced in the past, this time he stuck to a short form worthy of a true masterpiece.
“Take the red pill,” he stated, posting a red rose emoji.
Take the red pill 🌹
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2020
The obvious Matrix reference has been a popular meme for years already, associated with getting “woke” one way or another, but recently it’s been linked to a shift towards more conservative views.
Followed by another obscure Matrix-related meme, the message exploded on Twitter, getting over 300,000 likes and more than 20,000 replies, outdoing even the ‘success’ of his recent “Tesla stock price is too high” rant.
— KracQlactaka (@qlactaka) May 17, 2020
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 17, 2020
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 17, 2020
Elon Musk “How Dare You!”
Of course, the ones downing blue pills weren’t to happy with Elon, espessially one of the Matrix co-creators, Lilly Wachowski.
Of course the billionaire wants you to take red pill. Means less taxes, less regulation, lower wages, and less accountability for how he manages his workforce. Take that red pill at your own peril. I'd rather ride that blue 🌊 & have a government working for people, not the 1%. pic.twitter.com/p8w2GrHRDo
— MikeXimena (@_mikeneezy) May 17, 2020
Blue Pill Bots BS
Does @elonmusk understand that red-pilling is commonly meant to refer to the alt-right selling racism and their identitarian ideologies?
— Robert Burnier (@robert_burnier) May 17, 2020
Even do I do agree that we should open the country, this is just the elite Musk alight himself with his new daddy Trump to gain more power. People thinking that the elite are woke is the biggest joke of this times.
— Alex Vazquez (@AlexVaz48946607) May 18, 2020
So confused by these tweets. Pretty sure you’re activitely deploying up to 44,000 satellites to cage the entire earth (w 1million base stations) ? YOU ARE the Matrix sir. “Neuralink”= Transhumamism. Not sure you care to continue BIOLOGICAL LIFE on Earth?
— Crystal (@crystalibra) May 18, 2020
— BookHoarder 🌊🌊🌊 (@DeniseG53) May 17, 2020