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Elon Musk issued the world’s weakest apology to the Thai cave rescuer he called a ‘pedo’

The man can build a rocket that lands itself, but when it comes to issuing a proper apology, all bets are off.

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Vern Unsworth, one of the rescuers who was responsible for helping save a Thai football team trapped in the caves of Thailand was recently called a pedo by Elon Musk on Monday. Today, Musk kinda issued him an apology. Sort of.

Typically, when someone apologizes to someone, the right way to do it is face to face. I mean, if that isn’t possible, you could go as far as sending a personal note or email to the person you offended. In the worst case scenario, a direct tweet also suffices. However, this wasn’t the case with Musk. Instead, he responded to a Twitter user who shared “a thorough piece of reporting” on the question/answer website Quora. The post was basically a jerk-off session defending Musk and his efforts to save the children trapped in the caves of Thailand.

In his Twitter reply, he basically conveys that when he called Unsworth a pedo (btw, he’s the CEO of two companies), he did it in anger and basically said that Unsworth “said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub.” Again, this is a CEO of a car and rocket company.

Thankfully, in the end, Musk admitted, he should not have accused Unsworth of being a pedophile.

Sounds to me like good ole Elon Musk is acting like a big fat stupid baby.

Now, there’s a lot of questions to be asked here. Why is Musk suddenly apologizing for his actions on Monday? The obvious answer is that just yesterday, Tesla’s share prices took a nose dive when news broke that Unsworth was considering a lawsuit against Musk, which prompted Musk to delete his original tweet calling the rescue diver a pedo, as well as another tweet in which he doubled down on the accusations.

It’s a shit show, I know.

Jon Russel of TechCrunch points out a valid observation,

It took Musk two days to apologize; he didn’t do it directly; he took action only after the Tesla stock price fluctuated; and — finally — he continues to be scathing of media by endorsing the Quora “reporting.”

As usual, Musk is making it all about himself and tarnishing a valiant rescue effort lead by Unsworth. Hopefully, his latest antics don’t come back to bite him in the ass, again

What are your thoughts on this mess? Do you think Elon Musk is in the right? Let us know your thoughts down below.

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