Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thailand cave rescuer a 'pedo'

by Justin King
Elon Musk apologizes for calling Thailand cave rescuer a 'pedo'

\"His actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader,\" Musk said.

Tesla chief Elon Musk has apologized for his recent Twitter comments that suggested a British expat involved in the recent Thailand cave rescue was a 'pedo.'

The executive made the inflammatory comments after Vern Unsworth said Musk's efforts to create an escape pod amounted to a "PR stunt" and had "absolutely no chance" of working. The remarks were televised in a CNN interview.

"My words were spoken in anger after Mr Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader," Musk said today on Twitter.

The outspoken executive recently told Bloomberg he was done getting into Twitter wars.

"I have made the mistaken assumption—and I will attempt to be better at this—of thinking that because somebody is on Twitter and is attacking me that it is open season," he said. "That is my mistake. I will correct it."