Elon Musk in trouble over controversial tweets | CMO Strategy

Elon Musk in trouble over controversial tweets | CMO Strategy”

Tesla shares closed at $310.10 U.S. before rising 1.9 per cent in after-hours trading.

Hitting back in a series of tweets, Musk said he was produce a video proving his submarine would have reached the children and in a comment aimed at Unsworth he said: "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it". It's not finished. I believe he's called me a pedophile.

Unsworth's comments came as it was reported that two Australians who assisted in the worldwide effort to help the Thai football team were given diplomatic immunity in case anything went wrong during the rescue. "By definition, I mean rescuing 12 young boys, by definition that puts everybody else in the same context". That report came after some criticism of the plan from people who argued that the relatively large submarine would not be able to fit around the tight cave network the boys had to navigate.

He had said in an earlier interview with CNN that Musk's miniature escape pod "had absolutely no chance of working".

Tesla's stock lost four percent or $2 billion of its value on Monday following Musk's comment.

Speaking to the Guardian today, Unsworth said that he hadn't seen the comments, but understood that Musk had seemingly referred to him as a paedophile.

Tesla CEO Musk launched the extraordinary tirade against Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a "PR stunt".

The accusation and reaction took some attention away from a different social media flurry on Saturday, when Musk took to Twitter to explain why he donated money to the Republican Party - specifically, $38,900 to a Republican political action committee called Protect the House. Both tweets have since been deleted.

"He's just a PR stunt merchant - that's all he is", he said.

Trying to imagine what it would look like if thing with Elon Musk calling that guy a pedo would be mentioned in like the first paragraph of every news story about him.

Last week, Narongsak Osottanakorn, the leader of the rescue operation in Thailand, rejected Musk's mini-submarine as not suitable for the task.

"[Musk] can stick his submarine where it hurts", Unsworth said in a previous interview, presumably in reference to the anus.

A number of them told Reuters, requesting anonymity, that the latest controversy is distracting Musk from Tesla's main business of producing electric cars.

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