A British diver acclaimed as a hero for rescuing the Thai cave boys criticised @elonmusk for using the emergency as a PR stunt and hampering the rescue effort.— James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) July 16, 2018
In response, without any evidence, Musk called the diver a paedophile.
Now the diver may sue.https://t.co/KOsn6MCKIm
Just returned from Cave 3. Mini-sub is ready if needed. It is made of rocket parts & named Wild Boar after kids’ soccer team. Leaving here in case it may be useful in the future. Thailand is so beautiful. pic.twitter.com/EHNh8ydaTT— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2018
Heard about @Elonmusk's rescue "submarine"? The cave-diver who masterminded the Thai cave rescue called it a "PR stunt"—that was the politest thing he said. You might be wondering: well, he tried to help. Let me explain with this thread and this NYT piece. https://t.co/ihoqDd8lMf pic.twitter.com/MWicaJKaA6— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) July 15, 2018
Thai Cave Rescue: "I can't put words to what I think of the guy but it's not finished...people around the world really need to know what this guy is really like" - British diver Vern Unsworth speaking to 7 News reporter @MyleeHogan about @elonmusk's tweet. #7News pic.twitter.com/cEdRftgq1i— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) July 16, 2018
After such a triumph, the miracle of the Thai cave rescue is at risk of being hijacked by an ugly online spat. @elonmusk has launched a bizarre attack on one of the divers involved in the heroic effort, including one serious smear, that could land the billionaire in real trouble. pic.twitter.com/5JWjMdm5qs— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) July 16, 2018
A British diver who played a critical role in the rescue of the boys in a Thailand cave is this afternoon considering his legal options after a shocking online slur. Vern Unsworth was targeted by billionaire @elonmusk who vented his fury after being accused of a publicity stunt. pic.twitter.com/OZD2rcx1Cj— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) July 16, 2018