Friday, 21 Sep 2018
Business

Elon Musk apologizes for calling the rescuer a ‘pedophile’ in Thailand

After days of much criticism, Elon Musk has apologized to call “pedophile” to Vernon Unsworth, one of the rescuers of the children trapped in a cave in Thailand .

“My words were said in the midst of anger after Mr. Unsworth said some falsehoods and suggested that I engage in a sexual act with him. minisubmarine “, Musk tweeted on Tuesday night.” Still, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and that is why I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and the companies I represent as a leader. The fault is mine and only mine. ”

In a tweet on Sunday, Musk called Unsworth, a diver who helped rescue the 12 children and his soccer coach who were trapped in a cave, a “pedophile.” Musk made this comment after Unsworth criticized his submarine and rescue plan. The tweet has been deleted.

Musk was criticized harshly after publishing the tweet. Some of the criticism came from Tesla investors.

On Monday, Unsworth told the AFP news agency that he was considering legal action against Musk.

On Tuesday, Tesla’s investors scolded the chief executive of the electric vehicle and space signature company SpaceX in a open letter . Gene Munster of Loup Ventures said Musk’s comments were “over the top”.

With the collaboration of Suan Pineda.

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