Elon Musk Apologizes for Calling British Diver a “Pedo”
Vernon Unsworth said Musk’s submarine was a “PR stunt.”
Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver who was intricately involved in the Thai cave rescue a “pedo guy.”
This very public feud started after Vernon Unsworth, who played a crucial role in the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave system in Thailand, called a submarine built by engineers from Musk’s companies, SpaceX and Tesla, a “PR stunt” and it had “absolutely no chance of working.” During an interview with CNN, Unsworth said Musk could “stick his submarine where it hurts,” according to Quartz.
He said it not me! ?
Cave rescuer slams Elon Musk’s submarine idea, says “He can stick his submarine where it hurts,wouldn’t have made the first 50m, Just a PR stunt” -CNN $TSLA
(Repost for twitter video h/t @TezzlaCFO) pic.twitter.com/GHWiILrPq5
— Brodie Ferguson (@brodieferguson) July 13, 2018
Musk responded through a series of tweets in which he called Unsworth a pedophile. But he apologized through a new series of tweets on Thursday, saying his words were “spoken in anger.”
“Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader,” Musk said in the tweets.
Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 18, 2018
Tesla’s stock fell by as much as 3 percent on Monday after Unsworth said he was considering suing Musk for libel. Shares recovered on Tuesday.
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