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Elon Musk's transgender daughter seeks name change, doesn't wish to be related 'in any way, shape or form'

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Elon Musk has previously been slammed for his comments on the transgender community.
  • Elon Musk's transgender daughter has applied to legally change her name, per Reuters.
  • She said she does not "wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."
  • Xavier Musk is also seeking a name change to have her gender identity recognised, per TMZ.
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Elon Musk's transgender daughter has applied to legally change her name as she no longer wants to be associated with her father.

Per Reuters, Xavier Musk said she no longer wished to be "related to my biological father in any way, shape or form."

According to legal documents filed by the younger Musk in a California court in April, the other reason stated for the name change was "gender identity," TMZ reported. The teenager, who turned 18 recently — the age of consent in the state — wants to be legally recognised as female and by her new name, per the outlet.

Musk's mother is Canadian author Justine Wilson, who was married to the billionaire from 2000 to 2008, per Reuters.

The elder Musk previously came under fire over comments he made concerning the transgender community. 

In a December 2020 tweet, he shared a cartoon picture of a soldier rubbing blood on his face next to the words "when you put he/him in ur bio." The soldier is shown wearing a hat that says "I love to oppress."

Days later, he tweeted: "I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare."

Musk also pointed out how his electric car company, Tesla, had topped an annual list of the best places for LGBTQ people to work. However, the Human Rights Campaign — the group behind the list — later called out Musk and said he should apologise for his "insensitive comments" about gender pronouns, per CNBC

Musk did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. 


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