Elon Musk apologizes to diver who called pedophile

After using Twitter to call pedophile British diver Vern Unsworth, one of those responsible for removing boys trapped in a cave in Thailand, Elon Musk returned to the same social network to apologize. In a message posted on Wednesday (18), the South African billionaire regretted the words spoken during the weekend.

According to him, they were written in a moment of anger after Unsworth "said some untruths and suggested that I engaged in a sexual act with the mini submarine." The equipment, says Musk, "was made as an act of kindness and according to the specifications of the dive team leader."

"However, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, so I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and the companies I represent as a leader, " wrote the executive. "It's solely my fault."

Nonetheless, 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. The fault is mine and mine alone.

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 18, 2018

Investor Request

Musk's apology comes shortly after a group of Tesla investors, one of his companies, issued an open letter asking him to apologize to the British diver. The document was published on Tuesday (17) and is signed by Gene Munster, one of the representatives of LoupVentures.

In the letter, Munster cited recent controversial events from the founder and president of Tesla, SpaceX and The Boring Company. More specifically, the investor referred to Musk's irritation with questions he considered annoying from analysts during a conference call in March and public accusations made to a former employee in June.

"The exchange [of accusations] with Vern Unsworth has pushed the boundaries, " Munster noted. He continued by stating that Musk's behavior "feeds an unhelpful perception of his leadership - very sensitive and short tempered."

In addition to asking Musk to apologize to Unsworth, Munster suggested that the executive take lighter use of social media. “You should consider a Twitter sabbatical, ” he wrote. "It may help keep Tesla in the news, but it will not help continuous improvements in product and production, " he continued.


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