Elon Musk and Claire Boucher, identified by her stage title, Grimes, just lately went by means of a high-profile breakup, “semi-separated” as Musk described it.
Grimes had a little bit of enjoyable in her first public look because the break up, by posing with a duplicate of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto for photographers. Grimes was snapped flicking by means of the anti-capitalist ebook whereas strolling, wearing what gave the impression to be cyberpunk or fantasy cosplay.
The publicity stunt aligns with Grimes’ previous quip about organising a “Lesbian Area Commune” on Europa, to rival Musk’s dream of creating a settler colony on Mars.
“Grimes” quickly started trending on Twitter, as Twitter customers discovered the staged nature of the photograph hilarious.
The images are ironic not simply due to Musk’s huge hoard of wealth, however as a reference to Grime’s perceived ideological shift. Previous to relationship Musk, Grimes described herself as “exhausting, exhausting left,” and beforehand baffled followers with a tongue-in-cheek proposition to implement totally automated luxurious communism, with the assistance of AI.
“If applied accurately, AI might really theoretically remedy for abundance,” she stated on the time, in a TikTok publish. “Like, we might completely get to a scenario the place no one has to work, everyone is supplied for with a cushty state of being, snug dwelling.”
On Twitter, Grimes is recurrently criticized for defending Musk’s donations to Republicans and alleged union busting; some followers speculate that Grimes was all the time posing as a leftist to look extra fascinating, sporting the ideology like a dressing up.
Some Twitter customers triumphantly retweeted their outdated tweets, seemingly having predicted Grimes’ return to performative progressivism.
Others expressed optimism that Grimes’ feigned curiosity in leftism might assist unfold the phrase to her followers.
One consumer identified the ability of the publicity stunt, and Grimes’ potential to draw consideration.
Ultimately, Grimes responded to the stunt through Instagram, clarifying that she shouldn’t be actually a communist, and vaguely proposed her personal answer to lowering financial inequality, which entails video video games, for some purpose.
Grimes and Musk, it appears, each have a penchant for teasing the general public and press with eye-grabbing publicity stunts; maybe Musk will reply with a photograph of himself studying Atlas Shrugged.