One of Elon Musk’s children has applied for a name change, stating that “I no longer live or wish to have a relationship with my biological father in any way, shape or form.”
The 18-year-old – whose full name we are hiding for privacy reasons – wants to take the maternal name of her mother, Justin Musk, who was Elon’s first wife.
An application to formally recognize her gender as a female and to officially change her name to a new birth certificate was filed in the California Supreme Court in April and will be heard relatively later this month.
TMZ was the first to mention the deposit, which suddenly went viral on Reddit and Twitter this weekend.
The Daily Beast emailed Elon Musk about his daughter’s request before the TMZ report, to which he replied: “He does not want to be a public figure. I think it is important to defend her right to privacy. “Please do not expel anyone against their will – it is not right.”
Then there are many other media, including The Los Angeles Timesposted the news.
The Daily Beast could not contact Justin Musk or her daughter for comment. But mom tweeted as the story began to spread.
Cathy Renna, communications director for the National LGBTQ Working Group, told the Daily Beast that the group “would never approve or approve of a young man leaving because he has famous parents”.
“One would hope that this would be a wake-up call for Elon Musk, who has a history of commenting on transgender and disrespectful people, especially on the use of the pronoun. “We hope she will find support from other family members and she knows she has a great community that supports her no matter what,” Rena added.
The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, a self-proclaimed “absolute freedom of speech”, came under fire in 2020 for writing on Twitter that “pronouns suck” —even pushing his then-partner Grimes to ask him out. to hang up his phone because “he can not support hatred.”
Months later, Musk insisted in another tweet that he “fully supports trans, but all these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”
In other tweets, Musk scoffed at the idea of gender differences, writing on June 11 that “they tell us at the same time that there are no differences between the sexes and that the sexes are so deeply different that irreversible surgery is the only option.” .
“Perhaps someone wiser than me can explain this dichotomy,” he added.
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At the same time, he and singer Grimes – who is described as “gender neutral” – have reportedly adopted a gender-neutral parenting system for their two children.
“I do not want to give them sex if they do not feel that way in their lives,” Grimes said earlier during a live YouTube stream.
Musk has five children – twins and triplets – with Justin, who in 2010 wrote a scathing essay about Marie Claire for their wedding.
“He had grown up in the male-dominated culture of South Africa and the will to compete and dominate that made him so successful in business did not magically close when he returned home. “This, and the huge financial imbalance between us, meant that in the months following our marriage, a certain dynamic began to prevail,” he wrote.
“Elon’s judgment rejected mine and constantly commented on the ways in which I missed it. “I am your wife,” I told him repeatedly, “not your servant.” “If you were my servant,” he said just as often, “I would fire you.”
After their divorce, Justine, a successful novelist, continued to raise her children out of the limelight, although she recently attracted attention because she tweeted about the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit, in which Elon Musk played a secondary role.
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