ELON Musk's controversial comments about transgender people have resurfaced after his child filed a petition to change her gender.
The former Xavier Alexander Musk, 18, submitted the paperwork in California on April 18 to change her name.
The petition reveals that she wants to change her gender identity from male to female and to be known as Vivian Jenna Wilson, TMZ reported.
She said she’s changing her name because she “no longer lives with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form”.
Following the news, dad-of-seven Musk's comments on transgender people quickly resurfaced.
In July 2020, he tweeted: "Pronouns suck."
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His partner at the time, the singer Grimes, replied: "I love you but please turn off ur phone or give me a [call]. I cannot support hate.
"Please stop this. I know this isn't your heart."
He then shared a meme which appeared to mock the use of pronouns in online bios.
Facing backlash, he wrote: "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."
Earlier this year he tweeted: "Netflix waiting for the war to end to make a movie about a black Ukraine guy falls in love with a transgender Russian soldier."
And last month, he said: "We are simultaneously being told that gender differences do not exist and that genders are so profoundly different that irreversible surgery is the only option."
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"Perhaps someone wiser than me can explain this dichotomy," he added.
Musk also responded to claims comedian Ricky Gervais' new show was transphobic.
He said: "The 'critics' seek not to critique, but rather to virtue signal. They are out of touch with the people, and so lose their credibility with the people."
And after news of Musk's plans to take over Twitter broke, one staffer there asked the company's chief people and diversity officer: "What should we tell the LGTBQ community at recruiting conferences we're lined up to attend when they ask us why they should come work at Twitter when we just sold ourselves to an open homophobe and transphobe?"
Musk has also voiced support for Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
The Republican's 'Don't Say Gay' bill forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
The policy has drawn intense national scrutiny from critics who argue it marginalizes LGBTQ people.
Vivian's mom is Justine Wilson, who divorced Musk in 2008.
She and Musk had twins Xavier and Griffin and triplets Damian, Kai, and Saxon, who are 16.
They welcomed the twins in 2004 after losing their first son Nevada Alexander Musk at 10 weeks old in 2002.
In March 2022, billionaire Musk then welcomed his second child with the pop star Grimes.
She accidentally announced the couple’s baby news in an interview with Vanity Fair.
She attempted to hide her daughter's birth from the public, but the secret was revealed when a baby was heard crying upstairs during the interview.
Exa Dark Sideræl Musk is known as Y and joins older brother X Æ A-12, who is similarly referred to as X.
On Fathers Day, Musk tweeted that he loved all of his kids "so much".
It's not known if Musk was aware of the court documents being filed.
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A lawyer for Ms Musk nor Tesla have released a statement.
The hearing is set to be held on Friday.
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