'Matrix' Creator Has Blunt Reply To 'Red Pill' Tweets From Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk - 2020-05-18

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F364.png 'Matrix' Creator Has Blunt Reply To 'Red Pill' Tweets From Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk May 18, 2020, Josephine Harvey, Huffington Post

"Matrix" co-creator Lilly Wachowski did not approve of Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump invoking her film on Twitter this weekend.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted "Take the red pill" on Sunday morning, referencing a famous point in the first "Matrix" film. The protagonist Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, learns he's been living in a computer simulation and is offered a choice: Take a blue pill to return to his life and forget everything or take a red pill to learn the truth about the Matrix.

However, the phrase has taken on new meaning online to signify an individual shifting their political views to the right. It was first used in this fashion by misogynistic men's rights groups in the TheRedPill Reddit community.

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