The Herald reports:
Billionaire Elon Musk has labelled a British diver involved in the dramatic rescue of 12 trapped Thai soccer players and their coach a “pedo”.
The Tesla and SpaceX founder brought a mini submarine to Thailand, which he suggested could be used to get the boys out, but the idea was rejected by officials as “not practical”.
British diver Vern Unsworth, 63, a key member of the rescue team, shot down Musk’s idea in an interview about the ordeal with CNN. …
On Twitter, Musk responded to the reporter’s piece.
“Never saw this British expat guy who lives in Thailand (sus) at any point when we were in the caves,” Musk tweeted. …
“You know what, don’t bother showing the video. We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo. Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it.”
For some time on Twitter Musk has been acting stupidly. A lowlight was him argung with Michelle Dickinson (a nanotechnologist) as to whether nanotechnology was real or just a slogan.
But this is a new low. Calling one of the diving rescue team a pedophile just because he criticised the practicality of the mini sub Musk delivered.
When challenged on his accusation he doubled down and said “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true”.