Elon Musk got in a Twitter fight with his partner Grimes over pronouns. She won.

Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met Gala.
Elon Musk and Grimes at the 2018 Met Gala. Photo: Shutterstock

Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire CEO of Tesla, Inc., tweeted that pronouns “suck” in an apparent anti-transgender tweet, and Twitter was not having it.

On Saturday, Musk posted a short tweet: “Pronouns suck.” And his partner, Canadian musician Grimes, wasn’t having it.

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The tweet echoes language common on the internet that makes fun of using the correct pronouns to refer to transgender and non-binary people.

Grimes immediately told him to “turn off ur phone or give me a dall [sic],” saying that she knows “hate… isn’t your heart.” Her tweet was later deleted.

The rest of Twitter wasn’t as understanding. Out actor Jameela Jamil – best known for her work on NBC’s The Good Place – made fun of Musk for naming his child “X AE A-XII.”

Former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasten, who’s a teacher, also responded.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly identified Grimes’ and Musk’s relationship as a marriage. We regret the error.

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