Ivanka Trump has caught another backlash this week for her infamous "Red Pill" tweet.
Over the weekend, Elon Musk shared a post on Twitter. The tech entrepreneur said, "take the red pill," which also came with an emoji of a red rose.
As fans would recall, the red pill is a very iconic scene from the first Matrix movie. In the film, the lead character, Neo, is given the opportunity to decide which pill he would take. Taking the blue pill would allow him to remain "blissfully ignorant, while the red pill would wake him from his fantasy to accept the "uncomfortable reality," according to New York Daily News.
It remains unknown, however, what the tweet is all about. But, netizens were shocked when Ivanka Trump chimed in to retweet the post. Upon retweeting, she said "taken!" as a response to Elon Musk's "offer."
As per Business Insider, the "red pill" analogy has been adopted by the "far right" to deem their "political awakening" in recent years. It has also reportedly become a phrase that are typically utilized by individuals who are devoted to "white supremacy, men's rights," and Donald Trump.
In recent weeks, Elon Musk has been deemed a huge supporter of the Trump administration. As stated, he is also known to be "against" the coronavirus restrictions in the United States, and even describing it as "fascist."
It made total sense why Ivanka responded to his "red pill offer" on social media. Being a supporter of her father, as well as the administration's policies, it is likely why she responded that she has already "taken" the red pill.
Despite being assertive, Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk have met tons of criticisms and objections because of the post. Even one of Matrix's creators, Lilly Wachowski, did not, reportedly, appreciate the reference.
As reported, the movie director slammed the two famous personalities on the same thread on the platform. She responded to the main red pill tweet by saying "F*** both of you."
Several netizens seemingly agreed to what the director said. The majority of them also went on to slam both Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk for their posts.
Some individuals pointed out that it is a "shame" that the First Daughter does not seemingly know what the true meaning of red pill is. As explained, the phrase "red pill" has become a term that most men, who push against women's rights, use it for their causes. One netizen shared that millions of women "feel enraged" with the things Ivanka Trump says and writes. It "painful," and there is a "deep sense of humiliation on your behalf," the netizen added.