• Elon Musk Defames Thai Rescue Diver Calling Him a "Pedo"
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Basic timeline is as follows: Rescue diver on the team that saved the children is asked what he thought of Elon's submarine. Says he can "stick it where it hurts" and that it was completely impractical, and just a publicity stunt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TmjpIkVDrU Journalist expands on the situation, writes an article and gives some points on why Elon was probably doing more harm than good. https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1018456864026132480 https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1018462715701071872 https://twitter.com/zeynep/status/1018463442670444549 Elon responds to this with irritation, focusing on the diver. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1018494440648859648 https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1018496446415306752 Then he decides to start a PR disaster by calling the rescuer a "pedo" - completely baselessly, purely to insult. He also sets out to push the submarine he built through the cave despite the fact that the kids are already out just to prove to everyone that it maybe could have done it. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1018497953051258880 Then to make things even worse, when someone pointed out how not classy that is to do, he doubled down on it. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1018513369404493824 Will our hero Elon survive two PR disasters in two days? Will his mini sub make it through the cave? Will Vern Unsworth sue for defamation? Find out next time! https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1018506614616178688
100% unsurprising.
I am ELON MUSK the savior of human. Bow to me or I'll call you a pedo on twitter.
imagine if the sub fails to make it through the cave after all this shit, that would be the definition of balls exposed on stream
The Musk Mine reports a 75% increase in salt production, with no signs of stoppage.
weirdo billionaire vows to solve world crises only after he's done shoving an expensive tube through a cave to prove randos on twitter wrong
nice job doing a cool and helpful thing and then immediately fucking up your own image surrounding it
haha, he called him out on it. oh wow, this guy is great
Fuck you too, Musk. Seriously, how thin-skinned are you?
Journalism is completely dead if 2 assholes having a slap fight on twitter is considered news. I should have gone to school to be a journalist. I could have made millions by just posting twitter screenshots into a news article.
Oh fuck off Elon.
2 assholes? The diver didn't do anything wrong. Also it is pretty note worthy when one of the most influential people on the planet with a huge audience and following calls a hero a pedophile over being called out for his shit.
Musk is a public figure. The Thai rescue was a very public incident. Musk got publicly involved. It's news, if it's not news that interests you then don't click it Do you really think these journalists are making millions? How fucking sheltered are you that you think random reporters live that easy?
Boy I sure wish "why reply" was still a ban reason!
"Rocket Jesus" everyone...
if it was then this post would be bannable too
What was the first one? People finding out that he, as a CEO, donates money to the Republican party? Because if so I'd hardly call that a PR disaster.
I swear, this always happens with Musk - whenever someone criticizes one of his saving-the-day initiatives, however lightly or harshly, he resorts to being childish. The things that have emerged from his work have been mostly good, but the way he presents himself sometimes is shocking. It's like he's a kid playing at being a superhero, and when someone tells him he can't have all the superpowers in the world he throws a tantrum.
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if Musk really does want to put the kids back in the cave for the sake of making himself a hero.
2 assholes having a slap fight on twitter =/=The man who's planning to build a colony on mars called a rescue diver a pedophile.
He really shouldn't of said that, it's a pretty baseless accusation and not sure what he hoped to gain from it.
Musk is a public figure, the rescue was a public event. Post twitter slap fights aren't really apart of that event. "Hey Elon, shove your philanthropy up your ASS" "screw you PEDO" BREAKING NEWS 2 assholes are having a philanthropy dick measuring contest on twitter. Bono still trying to figure out how to throw his dick into the ring. Slow your role pedro it was a joke. Take it easy. Forgive me for not taking a thread about a twitter argument completely seriously.
Elon's a very defensive person. He's been like this his whole life. A side effect of being a defensive person is saying stupid shit, being unable to let things slide, and taking everything personally. People have been attacking him for what he believes to be good things and he couldn't let it slide.
Yeah that's all well and good. But he seems to want to put people into a dangerous situation again just to attack someone on twitter.
Yeah this brit guy is basically a hero, bad move Musk. Pretty stupid thing to say since all of those Koch backed publications are looking to take him down.
Oh my god why is Elon Musk fueling the already bad preception the public has of him, does he want to be known as an asshole??
Doesn't stop the fact that what he said was dumb af Come on, plenty of other celebrities and public figures get harassed or got placed under bigger pressure, and yet they all know how to respond. Probably because he does his own PR
This is just indefensible now. Absolutely ridiculous behaviour, I hope he gets sued
Even if Musk's baseless allegations end up being true, there's no way you can polish that Trump-esque turd. What an asshat.
I want to keep thinking Elon is a good person who is trying to revolutionize an industry, but he does stuff like this. What a fucking idiot.
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