If you haven't heard the strange—yet unfortunately, indicative of the times—news, Amazon has slapped a three-day pause on reviews for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Which, you know, isn't totally fun, considering we dig the show.
That said, we wish Amazon had the power to censor Twitter for ONE exception: Elon Musk's account. Over the long weekend, the Tesla CEO dropped two rather uninspired thoughts about the series, which debuted last Thursday. "Tolkien is turning in his grave," Musk wrote, referring to The Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien, who certainly didn't ask to be included in this narrative. In the second tweet, the real-life Sauron quipped, "Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice." Silly woke Amazon, only letting the girl character be a good person! Nice one, Elon.
Tolkien is turning in his grave
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 5, 2022
Musk's read on the first two Rings of Power episodes are impressively drunk. Yes, Galadriel is brave, nice, and smart. Probably the bravest, nicest and smartest of the characters we've met so far. Which is great! She's a damn hero! But Musk calling "almost every male character" a coward or a jerk is a damn insult to my boys Durin and Sadoc Burrows. Hell, what does Musk think of Ismael Cruz Córdova's Arondir, whose whole thing is being a brave dude?
I have a message for you Sir Elon Musk, of the great lands of Khazad-Dumbass: it's OK for girls and boys and everyone else to be Good. I promise.
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