Tesla share price drops after Elon Musk's 'pedo' comment

Thailand cave rescuer considers legal action against Elon Musk for 'pedo' comment

Elon Musk's controversial tweet about a diver who helped rescue 12 boys from a cave in Thailand has prompted some Tesla investors to express concern his behavior could affect the performance of his electric auto company.

Unsworth says he felt "astonished and very angry" at the attack and told The Guardian that he would consider legal action.

Musk called Unsworth a "pedo", or pedophile, in a tweet that he later deleted. Asked which law firm he would hire, Unsworth said: "I don't know yet". The original tweet and a second one doubling down on the message were later deleted.

Mr Chowdhry said that like other important innovators, Mr Musk has zero tolerance for any distractions from his goals, even if he lacks the public relations skills of most CEOs, and that within five to 10 years, Tesla's innovations will be more appreciated.

A spokesperson for Tesla declined to comment when Business Insider inquired about the political donations.

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Unsworth told journalists at the cave site, where a cleanup operation is under way, the remarks about him were an attack on the entire rescue crew.

Since then, he has been arguing with people who accuse him of shoehorning himself into the drama and imagining hypotheticals in which rescuers had not deemed his hastily built submarine unnecessary and impractical.

SHARES in the US-based luxury electric vehicle brand Tesla dropped in value by 4 percent on Monday, after its CEO Elon Musk called a hero of the recent Thai cave rescue "pedo".

Musk's spat with Unsworth started last week, after rescue teams rejected Musk's offer of a mini-submarine created by his rocket company SpaceX to help extract the youth soccer team and the coach from the labyrinth of partly flooded passages. "The submarine, I believe, was about 5 feet 6 inches [1.7m] long, rigid, so it wouldn't have gone round corners or round any obstacles".

Unsworth, 63, said he hadn't actually met Musk face to face when Musk visited the cave during the rescue effort.

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There is no indication the disparaging claim musk made to his 22 million followers is true. "The challenge is that he would have to find assets of Musk's outside of the America".

Musk also regularly uses Twitter to criticize media reports on Tesla, which has struggled to meet its own production targets for its Model 3 sedan, which is seen as key to the company's profitability.

Reuters could not immediately reach Unsworth for comment.

The episode also seemed to repel some of Tesla's closest backers, including alternative-energy loyalists who saw in Tesla a worthy opponent to the juggernauts of the oil and gas industries.

John Volanthen, an IT consultant, and Rick Stanton, a firefighter, were among the other divers that helped to bring the Wild Boar football team to safety after they became trapped in an underground cave network in the Chiang-Rai province for 18 days.

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