In a tweet on Thursday, Musk stated, "This is a major problem. I will be actively lobbying to criminalize making severe, irreversible changes to children below the age of consent. Shame on those who advocate this! It is utterly contemptible."
This is not the first time Musk has expressed his views on the issue. In April, he tweeted, "My position is simply that we should wait until an individual is mature enough to make their own decisions before other adults make permanent, serious physical changes to them."
Musk, who owns Twitter, has also stated that he uses people's preferred pronouns and names as a matter of "good manners."
The Daily Wire's Jeremy Boreing published a tweet thread on Thursday detailing the company's experience attempting to promote Matt Walsh's "What Is a Woman?" documentary on Twitter. According to Boreing, the social media platform offered the company the opportunity "to buy a package to host the movie on a dedicated event page and to promote the event to every Twitter user over the first 10 hours."
The conservative company signed an agreement, but after Twitter reviewed the documentary, the social media platform not only rescinded the advertising opportunity but also said it would limit the movie's reach.
Boreing tweeted, "After reviewing the film, though, Twitter let us know that not only could we no longer purchase the package they offered, they would no longer provide us any support and would actually limit the reach of the film and label it as 'hateful conduct' because of 'misgendering.'" He added that when the company asked how much Twitter would limit the visibility if they posted the film anyway, Twitter replied that their followers could not see it in their feeds. According to Twitter, this is part of their "speech not reach" policy.
Despite Twitter's actions, the Daily Wire plans to post the film on Thursday evening. The tweet containing the movie currently carries a "Visibility Limited" label that says the tweet might breach the platform's "rules against Hateful Conduct." Comments, retweets, and likes are all currently disabled on the post.
Musk has expressed his support for the Daily Wire, stating that the company's post will be updated so that those who follow @realDailyWire will see it in their feed, but it won't be recommended to non-followers. He added that commenting and deliberate sharing would be allowed, but sensitive content won't be pushed on people unless they ask for it or a friend sends it to them.