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Elon Musk is asked to apologize for his “insensitive” comments on gender pronouns

On Wednesday, Musk shared a meme in which he made fun of the use of pronouns in social media biographies. In a follow-up, he said, “I absolutely support trans, but all of these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”

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Elon Musk is asked to apologize for his “insensitive” comments on gender pronouns
Elon Musk is asked to apologize for his “insensitive” comments on gender pronouns

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  • Previously, the group had placed Tesla at the top of their Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which measures jobs in their LGBTQ non-discrimination policy.
  • “Musk should apologize,” said the HRC chairman.

The managing director of Tesla, Elon Musk, should apologize for the “insensitive” comments ridiculing gender pronouns, he said CNBC Activism group LGBTQ human rights campaign (HRC).

Previously, the group had placed Tesla at the top of its Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which measures jobs in its non-discrimination policy. LGBTQ.

Musk shared a photo on Monday Twitter of a soldier rubbing bloody hands over his face with the headline “If you put ‘that’ in your bio” referring to people who add pronouns to their bio on social media.

Advocacy group GLAAD says the use of pronouns in social media biography normalizes pronoun exchange and “can help promote a more trans-friendly social media environment”.

After backlash from people accusing Musk of being transphobic, he tweeted, “I totally agree with Trans, but all of these pronouns are an aesthetic nightmare.”

Musk also shared a tweet from his electric vehicle maker Tesla in 2017 that included a link to HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). He said the company was “very proud” of its score and that LGBTQ involvement was a “part”. important “of their culture.

The CEI evaluates employers each year based on their LGBTQ non-discrimination policies, practices and performance.

However, the HRC was not impressed with his recent comments.

“The CEI is not a cover for personal misconduct, and the HRC condemns Musk’s tweets making fun of pronouns,” the group said CNBC.

“Musk’s insensitive comments are completely at odds with what HRC’s Workplace Equality Program works with companies on a daily basis to provide a safe, inclusive and fair working environment for employees,” he said.

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“Musk should apologize,” added its president Alphonso David.

A former spokesman for the group tweeted: “Points can also be deducted for things like … this tweet.”

Tesla received the highest score in the HRC rankings this year and is also a signatory to an HRC coalition of leading American employers that support laws that provide greater protection for LGBTQ people at the federal level.

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