Has Elon Musk followed the white rabbit out of Wonderland? After telling people to “take the red pill,” he has now called for an end to cancel culture.
“Cancel Cancel Culture!” the billionaire tweeted on Tuesday. “More fun, less shun!” he followed up.
More fun, less shun!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2020
The pronouncement comes just days after he tweeted “take the red pill” – a reference to “The Matrix” in which the main character Neo must swallow a red pill to awaken from his existence in a fake reality. The term “red pilling” took on political connotations during and after the 2016 election, when it was used as a way of describing waking up from a leftist worldview.
Whatever Elon Musk meant in the original tweet, his denouncement of cancel culture on Tuesday indicates that he might be seeing the world through a different point of view in light of the COVID-19 lockdown, which he now opposes after being targeted directly by Alameda County, California, authorities, who moved to shut down his Tesla plant.