After making a reference to The Matrix on Twitter, Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk were so off base that Matrix director Lilly Wachowski arrived to set them straight.
On Twitter, Elon Musk tweeted "take the red pill," a reference to a scene from the Matrix where protagonist Neo must choose to take either a red pill (complicated reality) or a blue one (blissful ignorance).
In recent years, the phrase has been co-opted by the alt-right to represent an acceptance of (occasionally extremist) conservative views.
Take the red pill 🌹— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1589737454.0
Ivanka Trump retweeted Musk saying she was also on board!
Taken! https://t.co/Ng0S2OFC93— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump) 1589741889.0
Unfortunately for Musk and Trump, Lilly Wachowski, who directed The Matrix, had some strong feelings about their use of her art.
Wachowski, who's seen her rights as a transgender woman attacked on a regular basis by the Trump administration, also asked everyone who liked her tweet to support a very worthy LGBTQ charity, Brave Space Alliance.
Twitter couldn't have been happier than Lilly gave Musk and Trump a piece of her mind.
@Variety a round of applause for @lilly_wachowski— I Wanna Tell You A Secret (@I Wanna Tell You A Secret) 1589771334.0
@Variety What a lady 😏— DawnMichael (@DawnMichael) 1589772771.0
@Variety Amen to that 🙏🙏🙏— @prentissweston (@@prentissweston) 1589773717.0
It's obvious Ivanka and Elon do not understand the Matrix or what it was really about.
@HuffPost I think she was more upset that not only was her work turned into a far-right symbol, but also thay the d… https://t.co/4MYbfHzm5A— Ushouldknow (@Ushouldknow) 1589791680.0
Lilly's anger is certainly understandable.
@NBCNews It’s really hard to imagine a more obnoxious, entitled pair of people than Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump.— newbal (@newbal) 1589768079.0
@NBCNews Conservatives like Musk and Trump are always so pissed that pop culture has passed them by. Every time the… https://t.co/zWVQ3KeOwa— Doug Phillips (@Doug Phillips) 1589770194.0
Word of Lilly's clap back spread quickly across Twitter!
Today I watched a dudebro mock Lilly Wachowski for having pronouns in her bio, & then attempt to mansplain to LILLY… https://t.co/AXylA75vWC— Kathleen Smith (@Kathleen Smith) 1589778132.0
@KikkiPlanet Did you see her reply to Elon and Ivanka? #transpower— Kate Madden (@Kate Madden) 1589778432.0
@KikkiPlanet It’s like a “Christian” lecturing Jesus on Christianity— Gary Bauman (@Gary Bauman) 1589778269.0
Musk and Trump may have some trouble sleeping tonight after getting this much shade thrown at them.
Conservatives of the world, take note: Lilly Wachowski is done with your "red pills."