Elon Musk has hit out at the parents who went viral for stating that they didn't want to have children, as he branded it "awful morality".
As previously reported, Lilly Anne and her husband Evan took to TikTok to take part in the "of course" trend where people reveal if they belong to a select group, such as twins, couples, skincare fanatics, and anime lovers.
Putting themself in the group of DINKS, which stands for "dual-income no kids", they revealed what this means for them.
"We’re DINKs," Lilly said. "We’re gonna get asked daily when we plan on having kids," while Evan chimed in with: "Of course, we’re gonna go out to eat every night after work."
They also said: "We don’t have to ask our family for financial help or watch our kid when we wanna go out," before adding: "We are going to go to Costco and buy all the snacks that we want."
Alongside this, the couple expressed pleasure that they can spend their money freely without the burden of having to look after a child.
It's safe to say that not everyone is pleased with the couple's decision to remain child-free, including billionaire Tesla owner Elon Musk.
Responding to the video that was circulating on X, Musk wrote: "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. That’s messed up."
Musk has long been outspoken about his desire to boost the population of the planet, but judging by the replies to his comment, people tend to disagree with him.
One person replied: "I may not have kids, but we're paying for other people's kids through our taxes...aren't we? So, they can take care of me when I'm older. Fair is fair."
A second said: "I love you, Elon, but you are very mixed up on this. You won’t take care of your dad, you’ll pay someone. If your mother gets Alzheimers you’ll need professional caretakers.
"Children SHOULDN’T have to take care of parents. That’s the opposite of the ideal. Also, some of us didn’t find the right partner, have parents who would have shunned children out of wedlock. Your comment is very close-minded, though I love you."
A third chimed in with: "I’ve never had children, but I still have to “pay” to educate the kids of others. Pay for school lunches, pay for buses to get them to school, pay for “free” community camps for their kids to go to in the summer. I’d say we are even Steven."
Having kids isn't for everyone!