LOS ANGELES — “Matrix” co-creator Lilly Wachowski wasn’t completely overjoyed that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump bask in been quoting her film.
On Sunday morning, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted a cryptic tweet, announcing “Need the red capsule” with an emoji of a red rose.
As most film buffs know, “decide the red capsule” is a reference from the Wachowski sisters’ sci-fi blockbuster “The Matrix.” In the film, Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) finds to the protagonist Neo (Keanu Reeves) that he’s been living in a pc simulation. He provides Neo a preference: Want a blue capsule and return to his lifestyles and ignore every thing, or decide a red capsule to be taught the real fact about the Matrix and his spurious fact.
Nonetheless, the phrase “decide the red capsule” has taken on a brand recent that formulation in records superhighway subculture, and it in most cases refers to conservative affairs of divulge. It’s going to now imply transferring one’s political alignment to the upright, and it be generally ancient in records superhighway forums linked to President Donald Trump or men’s rights groups.
Musk’s tweet drew loads of controversy within the feedback, and had more than 190,000 likes by Sunday afternoon. Ivanka Trump then quoted “Taken!” on Musk’s tweet, prompting Wachowski to reply “F– both of you”
Wachowski then shared a link to the LGBTQ social carrier Plucky Keep Alliance, urging folks drawn in by the viral tweets to donate.