Elon Musk’s offer of a submarine to help rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave made for interesting news. But not everyone is thrilled with Musk. Digital Trends reports that during an interview with CNN, Vern Unsworth, a British diver who played a major role in the rescue, grew exasperated when asked his thoughts on Musk’s submarine. Unsworth called the device a “PR stunt.” He said that the sub’s design would have made it impossible to navigate the tight corridors of the cave.
The billionaire did not take kindly to Unsworth’s assertion that his submarine was a simple PR stunt. In a Twitter thread, Musk attacked Unsworth and called him a “pedo guy.” As of right now, Unsworth has not responded to Musk’s most recent comments. However, many people on Twitter felt that Musk crossed a line by accusing Unsworth of being a pedophile. At least one user went so far as to suggest Unsworth file a defamation lawsuit against Musk.