One of Elon MuskHer children filed a request to change their name, stating that “I no longer live with or want to be related in any way to my biological father.”
The 18-year-old – whose full new name we’re keeping for privacy reasons – wants to take her mother’s maiden name, Justine Musk, Elon’s first wife.
The petition to officially recognize her gender as female and have her name officially changed on the new birth certificate was filed in the California Superior Court in April and there will be a hearing on the matter. this issue later this month.
TMZ was the first to report the filing, which suddenly started going viral on Reddit and Twitter this weekend.
The Daily Beast emailed Elon Musk about his daughter’s petition in light of the TMZ report, and he replied, “She doesn’t want to be a public figure. I think it’s important to protect her privacy. Please don’t send someone away against their will — that’s not right. ”
Then several other media, including Los Angeles Timespublished news.
The Daily Beast could not be reached by Justine Musk or her daughter for comment. But the mother tweeted as the story began to spread.
Cathy Renna, communications director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, told The Daily Beast the group “would never approve or share a young person’s outings because they have celebrity parents.” language.”
“It is hoped this will be a wake-up call for Elon Musk, who has a history of making objectionable and disrespectful comments, especially regarding the use of pronouns. We hope that she finds support from other family members and know that she has a large community that will support her no matter what,” added Renna.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO, a self-described person “The tyranny of free speech” burned in 2020 because of tweet that “pronouns are too catchy” — even prompted his teammate at the time, Grimes, to ask him to turn off his phone because she “couldn’t resist the hate.”
Months later, Musk asserted in another tweet that he was “totally in favor of being transgender, but all of these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”
In other tweets, Musk scoffed at the idea of gender differences, tweeting on June 11 that “we were simultaneously informed that gender differences don’t exist and that gender is different.” The distinction is so profound that irreversible surgery is the only option.”
“Perhaps someone wiser than me can explain this dichotomy,” he added.
At the same time, he and singer Grimes—people who identify as “gender neutral”—Accepted to have adopted a gender-neutral parenting system for their two children.
“I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their lives,” Grimes previously said during a YouTube live stream.
Musk has five children – twins and triplets – with Justine, who in 2010 wrote a horrifying essay for Marie Claire about their marriage.
“He grew up in a male-dominated culture in South Africa, and the will to compete and dominate that has helped him succeed in business didn’t magically turn off when he returned home. This, and the massive economic imbalance between us, meant that in the months after our wedding, a certain dynamic began to exist,” she wrote.
“Elon’s judgment has appreciated my judgment, and he is constantly commenting on the ways he sees me as lacking. “I’m your wife,” I told him several times, “not your employee.” “If you were my employee,” he said often, “I would fire you.”
After her divorce, Justine, a successful novelist, continued to raise their children out of the limelight, although she recently made headlines when she tweeted about her defamation trial. Amber Heard-Johnny Depp, in which Elon Musk plays a supporting role.
—Dawn Ennis contributed reporting