Elon Musk Apologizes To Thai Cave Diver He Called “Pedo Guy”

Elon Musk has apologized to the British cave diver he labeled “pedo guy” after the Thailand cave rescue.

Shortly after British driver Vern Unsworth said Musk built his mini-submarine as a “PR stunt,” the tech entrepreneur took to Twitter to hit out at Unsworth’s claims that the sub was useful for the cave rescue, referring to him as “pedo guy.”

In response to an article detailing Musk’s involvement in the cave drama, the Tesla chief apologized to Unsworth and the companies he represents.

“My words were spoken in anger after Mr. 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.

“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.”

Speaking to Australia’s 7 News Sydney shortly after being labelled “pedo guy,” Unsworth said he was considering legal action against the billionaire.

Musk was initially angered by assertions made by Unsworth about the mini-submarine.

“It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like. The submarine, I believe, was about five-foot-six long, rigid, so it wouldn’t have gone round corners or round any obstacles,” Unsworth said.

Musk then challenged Unsworth to release video of the rescue to prove just how difficult the cave was to maneuver in. He then claimed that he would create a video showing how the mini-submarine could have reached the stranded soccer players without difficulty. “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” he said.

  • Recurring Twitter Theme

    Too late… irreparable damage done.

    • Jay

      Right on. No reason why I would forgive him either.

      Edit: I meant to say I wouldn’t forgive him.

      • AB

        Classic!! ??

    • SteersUright

      Irreparable my butt. The only thing Musk is judged by is whether or not his companies can eventually turn a profit. Bezos was nearly bankrupt for years and everyone ridiculed his business model saying it was unsustainable. Last I checked he was doing just fine.

      • Bezos was generating revenue which was being invested back into the company. Musk is just pissing money down the drain, without demonstrating that he’ll ever be able to generate the money to cover it.

    • S3XY

      Our ozone continues to deplete. Meanwhile Elon/Tesla are helping and you are not.

      • Jason Panamera

        Time goes on and Tesla fanboys are still standing.

      • Doodes

        Then buy a bicycle, and shut your worry hole!

    • Matthew Boyd

      You’re right about the damage being done, shares dropped even more following his tweet. I found out “pedo” is short for pedophile. That’s pretty low from someone from so high up. He’s really revealing his maturity level.

  • Christian

    GUYS! This is what power and white pivlige do to your. NEGATIVE ENERGI! If Drake and his God plan song saw this, It would never ever happen.

    • TheHake

      Yup, it’s ok to be rich. As long as you’re not white.

      • Christian

        Yup my brother…And not named Kanye or Dennis Rodman! I can feel your Dragon Power!

      • It’s okay to be rich as long as you don’t accuse innocent people of being paedophiles and insult an entire nation. Simmer down.

    • S3XY

      Focus on yourself dude. You’re struggling

    • Dude

      Lol is this a foozy reference?

  • Mr. EP9

    I respect him for apologizing but I doubt this is the last we’ll see another one of these twitter fights.

    • S3XY

      The stock always go up and down. Do you have a point?

    • Matthew Boyd

      Good catch. That’s the first thing I noticed, the drop! Bloomberg is relentless with their reporting on Tesla.

  • mkole1964

    Should have blamed it on auto correct – would have been more believable.

    • Doodes

      Or AutoPilot?

      • Belthronding

        damn it Doodes,that was good one:)

    • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

      The blame culture is strong with Musk. Always someone else’s fault.

      • S3XY

        Right. Elon recently said it’s his fault for being an idiot for slowing down Model 3 production.

        But ya, that’s someone else’s fault, when he admitted its his.

        • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

          Stop pretending to be a Tesla owner and just go buy one, oh wait, you probably haven’t even left school yet.

      • Silimarina

        Yeah, just as the man you call president of USA

        • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

          Said like a true Democrat who are still hysterically blaming the Russians for everything.

  • Status

    More than 48 hours later and I bet he had to get the advice of a lawyer rather than consult his own conscious.

    • S3XY

      He typed Pedo. Calm down

      • Status

        But he made accusations as such without any proof. All of it unsubstantiated.

        I know you’ve been doing damage control and downplaying this matter for the last few days, but Musk is indefensible here, and no amount of deferring to his newsworthiness or he personal wealth can detract from the fact that Musk overstepped his bounds.

    • uS’gedlemba

      LOL…maybe the Lawyer is his conscience.

  • PK

    well. his reputation is ruined now and forever.

    • S3XY


  • Brent Morrison

    He is saying that because he doesn’t want to get sued

    • designer_dick

      Unsworth would still be well within his rights to sue – what Musk Tweeted about him was defamatory and untrue, so falls under the definition of libel.

      • Brent Morrison

        Spoken like a true American… The most litigious country in the world.

      • lagunas3ca

        Defamation of what character? He’s a diver ffs.

  • TheToadPrince..~~ToadSquad

    watta dumb dumb idiot

  • Six_Tymes

    typical lame lib after the fact statement, him saying “The fault is mine and mine alone.” NO S. Sherlock. that makes him sound like a BSing political hack. I was a big fan of his.

    • Matt

      So who’s fault was it then?

  • SteersUright

    You’d expect a bit more from Musk, being in the position he is. Then again, he’s also in that position because of his quirky, genius, oddball personality just the same.

  • S3XY

    Now it’s the Pedo guys turn to apologize for saying what he said first to Elon

  • Jason Panamera

    We create our idols and we destroy them.

  • KAG25

    He is going to kill his own company doing stupid stuff

  • SamBamm

    Sounds like Musk has ‘mini submarine’ complex.

  • Craig

    Adults are just kids with wrinkles. Apologies have been made. [Or at least one apology was made] Move on.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    He should have avoided trying to advertise his products on the shoulders of someone else’s disgrace. Obviously he doesn’t understand.

  • uS’gedlemba

    “My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths
    & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub” …unless shoving a submarine up your ego is considered sexual.

  • haji

    Easy way to advertise the brand. Though I wouldn’t say it’s a good way.

  • aaronbbrown

    Elon Musk is a huckster, he is a character very much like to Howard Hughes and Preston Tucker, Equal parts genius and crazy. He’s going to wind up just like Howard, talking to himself in a bathtub in a sanitarium.

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