Elon Musk delights fan video about “Chemistry” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Elon Musk’s response to a tweet suggesting he has “sexual chemistry” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) “is an insult to AOC.”
The Tesla CEO responded to a tweet of a heavily edited video of himself and the congressmen making it look like they were flirting.
He used the Love Heart Hands emoji in response to the video captioned, “Elon Musk and AOC have finally worked out their differences. The chemistry between these two is insane.”
according to dr Finn Mackay, a sociology lecturer at the University of the West of England, said Musk’s response was “possibly sexist,” but there was “no doubt he thinks he’s being smart or being ironic.”
“But the mere idea that AOC would be attracted to him is an insult to AOC,” Mackay added.
The lecturer added that the entire Twitter thread is problematic for indulging in “regressive playground gender politics” for suggesting when two people of opposite sexes who also have “opposite differences in politics and ethics” are secretly attracted to one another would have to.
“Or more commonly, as history goes, the woman is likely to desire the man and be seduced by his authority,” Mackay explained.
“This narrative minimizes women’s intelligence, autonomy and independence. It taps into old stereotypes in which women are portrayed as needing to be controlled by men and subconsciously desiring such control.”
Mackay added, “Children are socialized into this ideology that heterosexuality is based on boys chasing and teasing girls they are actually attracted to, and therefore girls should be flattered by negative attention from boys because it means that they like them. These are dangerous myths.”
It’s not the first time Musk has sexualized Ocasio-Cortez, who has been his vocal critic since he bought Twitter for $44 billion last month.
When his plans to buy the social media site broke in April, Ocasio-Cortez smacked him for buying the “massive communications platform.”
“Tired of having to collectively stress what explosion of hate crimes is happening because a billionaire with an ego problem unilaterally controls a vast communications platform and distorts it because Tucker Carlson or Peter Thiel took him out to dinner and made him feel like he was admitting something special be,” Ocasio- Cortez tweeted.
The multi-billionaire responded by teasing her, adding a blushing emoji: “Stop hit on me, I’m really shy.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded to Musk by saying, “I was talking about Zuckerberg but ok,” but has since deleted the tweet, according to ProPublica.
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz participated in their exchange by retweeting it and adding several “fire” emojis.
The congresswoman lashed out at Musk again for promising “free speech” on Twitter while offering a “Blue Check” plan for $8 a month.
“Lmao at a billionaire who is seriously trying to sell people the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually an $8 a month subscription plan,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted earlier this month.
Musk replied, “We appreciate your feedback, pay $8 now.” He then pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter profile.
He announced this week that he plans to shelve the launch of the Blue Verified after a disastrous response.
The Blue Verified subscription was suspended last week after a number of spoof accounts were created with it.
“Blue Verified relaunch will be postponed until there is high confidence to stop impersonation. Will likely use a different color check for organizations than individuals,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.
news week has reached out to the Musk and Ocasio-Cortez press teams for comment.
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