Grimes clarified her decision to defend boyfriend Elon Musk’s donations to the Republican Party on Wednesday, (July 25) after fans scrutinized her position. Musk, the founder of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, and a leader in combating climate change, reportedly donated almost $40,000 to support House Republicans this year.
Grimes first defended Musk on Twitter, writing “every aerospace company has to donate to republicans in order to function.” She continued to say “it’s the price of doing business in america,” and that Musk donates “way more money, like absurdly more, to environmental causes.”
every aerospace company has to donate to republicans in order to function. in fact most major companies across the board do, in some capacity. it’s the price of doing business in america. e donates way more money, like absurdly more, to environmental causes
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) July 23, 2018
After sources began reporting Grimes’ tweet, she clarified that she does not support donating to Republicans.
hey..u can ask for an interview instead of taking deleted tweets out of context.. i’d appreciate if you’d reach out 2 us 4 comment before posting articles based partial info _—-??(ps i don’t support donating to republicans)
— Grimes (@Grimezsz) July 26, 2018
Grimes also told followers that she had tried to “instigate [a] union vote so y’all would lay off,” after a complaint was filed by the National Labor Relations Board, accusing Musk of threatening to strip benefits from Tesla workers who supported unionization.