Best-selling author Neil Gaiman from Portchester mocks Elon Musk over his views on new Lord of the Rings show the Rings of Power
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Neil Gaiman, who was born in White Hart Lane, has hit back at Elon Musk for his recent condemnation of Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Billionaire Musk took to Twitter to give the world his opinion on the show, which features Welsh-actor Morfydd Clark as main character Galadriel.
Musk said: ‘Tolkien is turning in his grave
‘Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both. Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice.’
Another Twitter user expressed shock at the comments and solicited Neil Gaiman, a best-selling author of fantasy books and comics, to give his thoughts on the matter.
Gaiman, 61, was honoured by Portsmouth City Council in 2013 when it named a short stretch of road by Canoe Lake after one of his books – The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
He said: ‘Elon Musk doesn't come to me for advice on how to fail to buy Twitter, and I don't go to him for film, TV or literature criticism.’
The Twitter taut is aimed at Musk’s aborted attempt to buy the social media platform, which saw him pull out of a purchasing deal over concerns about fake users – only to meet a legal battle to force him into honouring the sale.
Meanwhile Gaiman has recently served as an executive producer on the TV adaptation of his 75-issue comic book series, The Sandman.