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07th Dec 2023

Elon Musk hits out at DINK couples and says lifestyle is an ‘awful morality’

Nina McLaughlin

Elon Musk has weighed in on the DINK debate

DINK couples have been the talk of the internet since a pair shared a controversial TikTok on their lifestyle.

After that got the internet talking, of course Elon Musk had to add his voice to the conversation.

For those who aren’t aware, DINK stands for dual income no kids.

Musk, who has 11 kids himself, doesn’t seem to be impressed about the lifestyle though, as he hit out in a recent tweet.

There is an awful morality to those who deliberately have no kids: they are effectively demanding that other people’s kids take care of them in their old age,” he wrote.

“That’s messed up,” he added.

However, as usual, Musk’s comments have sparked a debate.

“I know lots of people in their old age and their kids are living in the basement and they aren’t taking care of their parents,” one person responded.

“It is, but also, many many people have kids, and they don’t visit or take care of their parents in their old age,” a second agreed. “That’s not the reason people should be having kids.”

However, others agreed with the billionaire

One said: “Definitely. I hate DINKs. I can’t force anyone to have kids but I think they are not helpful for our society.”

While a second put: “I always find it funny that those are the people that effectively try to tell people how to raise their kids as well.”