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‘You crushed my hope’: Fans Blast Neil Gaiman for Defending Diverse Rings of Power Series, Say Elon Musk Was Right for Saying Every New Age Male Character’s “a coward, a jerk or both’

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Elon Musk’s recent comments that openly criticize the newly released The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a pretty trending topic on Twitter, much like all of his opinions. While there may be people who do agree with Musk’s opinion, Neil Gaiman proves to be an exception.

The tech-billionaire, with a net worth of more than +$250B, was critical of how the show’s male characters were written, saying “Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice.” in a tweet that has amassed over 129.6k likes. Musk’s judgment of the show, however, did not sit too well with Gaiman.

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Gaiman posing for a photo

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Neil Gaiman’s Epic Response To Musk’s Tweet

The author of The Sandman is pretty straightforward about what he thinks of Musk’s tweet when asked by a fan, and Gaiman threw a huge bomb with his reply on Twitter.

The 61-year-old’s tweet comes after fans of the original trilogy, and J.R.R. Tolkien were completely critical of Rings of Power, accusing the show of being vastly different in comparison to the source material from Tolkien’s appendices and LOTR novels.

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The angry mob of fans are not on Gaiman’s side mainly because they feel like he supports the series for having a diverse cast, which they believe is “not lore accurate”, and honestly that’s pretty racist.

Musk’s emphasis on Tolkien “turning in his grave” is a marker of how he’s part of the group that doesn’t like the show either. Neil Gaiman is, however, not a big fan of Musk’s opinion-

The tweet has been making the rounds over the internet, and it’s absolutely hilarious because Gaiman has nothing to do with the new LOTR adaptation.

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Neil Gaiman Shuts Down A Troll Fuming Over His Tweet

It seems like Neil Gaiman‘s tweet has riled up the Elon Musk fanboys. There have been hundreds of highly liked tweets on the Twitter thread following Gaiman’s tweet about Musk’s opinion, and a majority of them are not on the Coraline writer’s side.

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Gaiman posing for a photo

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Here are a few of them-

This dude is completely absorbed into net worth numbers-

How does this person not know-

This person has no idea that Gaiman, just like us, has nothing to do with the show-

While it is quite funny seeing a plethora of people fussing over Gaiman’s tweet, the author eventually hilariously replied to one of them-

Rings of Power has, however, earned a lot of good reviews from critics despite Musk’s small review and his bizarre Twitter feud with Gaiman. Musk’s comments on the other hand have added no value to the conversation rather than inciting racist fanboys to justify their hate towards the diverse cast of the TV show.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Newsweek

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is working as a content writer for FandomWire. He has written over 100 articles for the entertainment website by reporting on the latest news in the pop culture industry- whether it be on the latest Marvel flick or a groundbreaking DC update. He has previously worked for LeftOye as a content writer too, working on over 150 articles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University