Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Inc., will attend the Axel Springer Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
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In a series of tweets this week, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, mocked people who list names they would like to use to describe others in their online BIOS. Now, a group that gave Tesla the best marks for working for the LGBTQ people says he should apologize.
Companies are under more pressure than ever to create and support an inclusive environment Different workers. The practice of displaying pronouns on social media and in the administrative BIOS is used by individuals who wish to show respect or identify themselves as trans, transgender, gender-fluid, non-binary or intersex. (They are denoted by T and Q in the abbreviation LGBTQ.)
Apple uses nicknames in their Twitter BIOS for Tim Cook and Greg Joswiak, for example. Facebook’s settings allow users to customize their gender information and preferred pronouns, or not display them if they wish.
The beginning of Kasturi Tweet Includes the words “When you put him / her in ur bio”, rubbing bloody hands on his face with a picture of a soldier.
After the tweet was similarly criticized by fans and opponents, he defended himself Tweeting, “I totally support trance, but all of these pronouns are a beautiful dream.” Then he Pointed out Tesla topped the Corporate Equality Index with an annual list of the best places to work for LGBT people.
That valuable list is compiled annually Human rights campaign, A foundation focused on equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Now, the group says Musk should apologize.
In response to CNBC’s inquiry, the panel wrote that “Muskin’s insensitive comments are in stark contrast to the day-to-day development of human resource development equality programs with companies – providing a secure, inclusive and fair work environment for employees.”
Alfonso David, president of the organization, stressed, “Elon Musk’s tweet is the opposite of what leadership today looks like in mocking proverbs. It will make decisions with the best practices we advise companies.” “Kasturi should apologize,” he said.
Tesla and Musk did not immediately seek an opinion.
Kasturi has been accused of being transphobic in recent times. In July, he tweeted that he was “sucking pronouns”, but he deleted that tweet after his fellow Canadian musician Grimes confronted him.
Here is the full text of the human rights campaign:
The Corporate Equality Index (CEI) is a comprehensive measure of non-discriminatory policies, practices and benefits that is important for the full protection and recruitment of LGBTQ workers. Tesla received a score of 100 in the 2020 CEI based on this important foundation of inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits.
No standardization tool can fully calculate the daily experiences of LGBTQ workers. The CEI criteria alone are the necessary foundations for the inclusion of LGBTQ, but do not fully represent everything it takes to ensure a fully inclusive and welcoming environment. CEI is not a cover for bad personal behavior, and the HRC condemns replicas that mock Muskin’s tweets.
Muskin’s insensitive comments are in stark contrast to how HRC’s workplace equality program works to ensure that employees work with companies every day, providing a secure, inclusive and fair work environment.
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