Grimes is a gifted and innovative musician capable of crafting both delicious pop and mind-expanding sonic experiments. But these days, she’s better known for, what else, posting. Social media is a dark whirlpool in the center of culture that is slowly pulling us all towards the black void of nothingness at its center, so it’s understandable that even the most creative of us would find our energies reformed by its sinister gravitational force. And her latest post was a doozy. “World is 4000 years old,” she tweeted. “Dinosaurs were planted by god to confuse us” Send tweet!
World is 4000 years old. Dinosaurs were planted by god to confuse us
— 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰 (@Grimezsz) September 13, 2022
Look, representation is important and we don’t want to interrupt the fundamentalist homeschool graduate celebration here. But it’s equally important to note that Grimes, like her on-again-off-again boyfriend Elon Musk, loves a good troll and not every tweet should be taken at face value. This is a woman who, last month, held a Twitter poll to decide if she should convert to Greco Roman polytheism or ancient Egyptian polytheism. She later said she was at work on her own “experimental polytheistic religion.” No word on that religion’s position on the age of the earth.
All of this comes as Grimes’ ex finds himself in a tough spot on multiple fronts. He’s caught up in a lawsuit over that $44 billion Twitter acquisition he tried to pull out of. He fathered secret twins with one of his top executives. Leaked documents alleged a Space X flight attendant was paid $25,000 for silence about Musk exposing himself to her — a report Musk has denied.
But none of this has stopped the world’s richest guy from posting, since even wealth provides no relief from the vortex. He’s gotten very into a concern about “population collapse,” urging his 100 million followers to have more kids. Experts say doomsday concerns about a population collapse are overblown, but “be fruitful and multiply” might be just the prediluvian link Musk and Grimes need to make things work.