Following remarks about “Rings of Power,” Neil Gaiman mocks Elon Musk’s Twitter deal.


Tuesday, best-selling author Neil Gaiman attacked Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his recent criticism of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

Gaiman, who is being sued by Twitter for trying to back out of his deal to acquire the social media platform, bitingly remarked that he wouldn’t ask Musk for advice on creative endeavors because the wealthy businessman doesn’t ask him “for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter.”

According to the company, 25 million people watched the critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings spinoff that debuted on Amazon Prime Video on Friday. Musk may have watched the show at some point, but based on the tweets he posted on Monday, he didn’t seem particularly impressed.

Musk tweetedwhich J.R. The Lord of the Rings author Tolkien said, “Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk, or both,” and that he was “turning in his grave.” Galadriel alone possesses these qualities.

Gaiman has been in the news lately as a result of the acclaimed reception and significant viewership received when the Netflix adaptation of his well-known DC comic book series The Sandman debuted in August. On Twitter, a fan questioned Gaiman, the creator and executive producer of The Sandman series, regarding Musk’s remarks regarding Rings of Power.

The author of Coraline responded, “Elon Musk doesn’t come to me for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter, and I don’t go to him for film, TV, or literature criticism.”

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and Musk have a history of feuding; last year, when Musk passed Bezos on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, he mocked the fellow billionaire. With each man owning his own spaceflight service business, the two have also engaged in competition in space travel.

Many people view Musk’s tweets as offensive because Bezos has mentioned how important The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is to him personally.

Clay Travis, a host of a conservative podcast, summed up his perspective as follows:tweeting“Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are now fighting over Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ show, which is an incredibly awesome nerd battle for the ages,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

Gaiman is not the only person who has mocked Musk’s interpretation of Rings of Power on Twitter.

In response to Musk, journalist and feminist author Laurie Penny tweeted, “I don’t know how to explain to you that’making men look good’ is not and never has been the point of fiction.

Musk addressed Rings of Power once more as a follow-up to his remarks from Monday. On Tuesday, he replied to a tweet that linked to a Daily Wire article discussing how some Hollywood critics have referred to online critics as “racist” for criticizing the show.

Musk wrote: “Those who claim any criticism of Rings of Power makes you a racist are coming out as closet racists.

Gaiman and Musk have been contacted by Newsweek for comment.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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