Elon Musk's stunning 'pedo' Twitter tirade at hero British diver

Elon Musk tweeted about his visit to Tham Luang on July 10

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".

Musk was criticised by many, some of whom accused Musk of using his sizeable (22 million) Twitter following to incite ill will towards people, and others saying his comments were clearly libelous.

In this undated photo released by Royal Thai Navy on Saturday, July 7, 2018, Thai rescue team members walk inside a cave where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand.

"It had absolutely no chance of working".

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. He wrote: "We will make [a video] of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problemo". But that wasn't enough, he then called Unsworth, "Pedo guy", and that is where he might be getting himself in serious trouble.

Unsworth initially pinpointed where he thought the boys would be in the trapped cave. They were found 200m from that spot.

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He was involved in the rescue for the whole 17 days.

Doctors say the boys are in good health following a successful three-day operation which ended on July 10, when teams of Thai Navy SEALs and global cave diving experts hauled the last five members of the team to safety.

Meanwhile the two Australians who helped in the worldwide rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team were given diplomatic immunity in the event anything went wrong during the treacherous rescue.

The Tesla CEO had traveled to Thailand earlier this week, touting his "mini-sub" that he said was built with rocket parts and could be carried by two divers.

It would seem by the outrage, still pouring in hours after Musk's Twitter tantrum, that any good publicity Musk did get for his submersible, intended or otherwise, is all but lost now. "If the rain holds out it may well be used".

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