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Musk, who has been a vocal critic of California’s lockdown orders and threatened to move Tesla production to Texas, tweeted “Take the red pill” over the weekend.


“Taken!” Trump said in response to Musk’s tweet, prompting Wachowski, who co-wrote and co-directed the film trilogy, to respond “F--- both of you.”


In a follow-up tweet, she urged her followers to support the BraveSpace Alliance, an LGBTQ social-services organization based in Chicago.

The phrase "take the red pill" derives from a scene in "The Matrix" in which the protagonist, Neo, is offered a pill that allows him to see past the truth of his world. Another "blue" pill would allow him to live in ignorance of his true surroundings.

It has since been adopted on the right as a metaphor for facing unpleasant truths over comforting illusions, initially by opponents of feminism and later by people describing their politics shifting right in general.