By Jonathon Van Maren
It has become a popular online hobby for progressives to bash Elon Musk as some sort of supervillain due to his refusal to embrace the censorship codes necessary for the maintenance of their ideology in the public square. Musk is liberal, libertarian, and libertine—that’s no longer good enough. Thus, progressive Twitter was delighted to find out that Musk’s 18-year-old son Xavier has filed court documents to legally change his gender from male to female and his name to “Vivian Jenna Wilson,” Wilson being his mother’s maiden name (Musk was married to Justine Wilson from 2000 to 2008).
Xavier, who lives in Santa Monica, is apparently seeking to distance himself from his father, stating: “I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape, or form.” Xavier has a twin brother, Griffin, as well as 16-year-old triplet brothers—Musk and Wilson share joint custody of the teenagers, and Musk also has two children with Grimes, a Canadian singer.
Musk has boasted of Tesla’s record on LGBT issues—the company consistently wins accolades for being a good place for LGBT people to work—and is not opposed to the LGBT agenda in any tangible way, and thus the specific reason for Xavier’s public repudiation of his father is hard to determine. Progressive critics have consistently slammed Musk for his “transphobia,” but Musk’s comments on the issue are sparse and amount to irritation at the all-encompassing wokeness of recent discourse.