Tech billionaire Elon Musk referred to one of the divers who assisted in the rescue of the soccer team trapped in a cave in Thailand of being a pedophile in retaliation for being questioned about the efficacy of his self-made rescue submarine. He also told CNN Musk could "stick his submarine where it hurts".
Musk created a "kid-size submarine" and went to Thailand to assist in the rescue, but authorities ended up not needing his device.
The Elon Musk story took a freakish turn Sunday morning, as the world famous entrepreneur took to Twitter to suggest a critic of his submarine rescue plan is a pedophile. "He had no conception of what the cave passage was like", Unsworth said. "It wouldn't have made the first fifty meters into the cave".
During the rescue, Musk had tweeted about his idea to help.
He also called it a PR stunt as it wouldn't be able to navigate the complex tunnels of the Tham Luang cave complex, adding Mr Musk was not needed and was asked to leave.
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Elon Musk called a hero British cave diver who criticized him a "pedo guy". "It just had absolutely no chance of working".
On Sunday, when a Twitter user pointed out that Musk was "calling the guy who found the children a pedo", the billionaire responded: "Bet ya a signed dollar it's true".
Elon Musk called British diver Vernon Unsworth a "pedo guy" in a thread of Twitter attacks on Sunday. "Thai navy seals escorted us in - total opposite of wanting us to leave", Musk wrote. Amidst the horrorshow that is his Twitter account, it was revealed by public accountability organisation ProPublica that Musk donated $40,000 to a donated almost $40,000 to a conservative group focused on ensuring that Republicans control the House of Representatives - perhaps not great optics when you're trying to maintain a look as someone on the frontline of the battle against climate change. "We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo".
Meanwhile the two Australians who helped in the global rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team were given diplomatic immunity in the event anything went wrong during the treacherous rescue.
Musk deleted his tweets a few hours later.