Billionaire Elon Musk calls Thai rescuer a 'pedo'

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Musk responded Sunday in a weird series of tweets referring to Unsworth without using his name as "pedo guy".

In response, Musk questioned Unsworth's involvement in the rescue, describing him as a "suss" (suspicious) "British expat guy who lives in Thailand".

The insult came after Unsworth criticized the "kid-sized sub" that the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company delivered to Thailand as being a "PR stunt".

Boys rescued from Thailand cave steadily recovering at hospital, officials say Musk had offered a mini-sub to help with the rescue.

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.

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After Zeynep Tufecki, a professor who writes about the social impact of technology, penned a mostly critical New York Times opinion piece about what Musk could learn from the experience, the billionaire continued to fire back. Highlighting the dangers, a former Thai navy SEAL volunteering to work on the rescue effort died Friday while replenishing oxygen canisters that were placed along the escape route.

"The submarine, I believe, was about 5' 6" long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round the corners or round any obstacles.

Before the rescue mission began, Musk tweeted that he had designed an "escape pod" built from "the liquid oxygen transfer tube" of a SpaceX Falcon rocket that could be used as a submarine to extract the children.

"It wouldn't have made the first 50 metres into the cave from the dive start point".

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And Unsworth should know - he was instrumental in the boys' rescue, convincing Thai authorities to call on a team of English divers who knew the cave, according to the Daily Mail.

When a Twitter user called Musk out for labeling a rescue diver a "pedo", the entrepreneur doubled down on his claim, saying, "Bet ya signed dollar it's true".

But now Mr Musk has taken to Twitter in a rant against the experienced diver, adding he "never saw him in the cave". Both tweets have since been deleted. He also said that Musk was asked to leave the cave, saying that he shouldn't have been there.

Mr Unsworth said he had not reviewed the tweets in full and had only heard about them.

"He was one of the driving forces in getting everything done and clarifying for us divers what was going on".

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