Elon Musk's company is staying public, and so are his thoughts. The head of Tesla took to Twitter on Tuesday night to return to a subject that has caused him grief in the past: the British cave diver whom he called "pedo guy." Vernon Unsworth, who helped free the soccer team trapped in a Thai cave, had been sharply critical of a mini-sub Musk developed to assist with the rescue. Musk's slam, for which he ultimately apologized, followed, but not eternal silence on the topic: When replying to Twitter user @yoda on Tuesday he, in the Guardian's view, "appeared to reaffirm the accusation." You can read the full exchange here, which started with a third user tweeting a Forbes profile on Musk; @yoda was commenting on it and eventually wrote, "Your dedication to facts and truth would have been wonderful if applied to that time when you called someone a pedo." In the subsequent exchange, Fast Company sees an "insinuation": That Unsworth hasn't sued as he threatened to because he truly is a "pedo." The tweets:
- Musk: "You don't think it's strange he hasn't sued me? He was offered free legal services. And you call yourself @yoda …"
- @yoda: "i think a lot of things are strange, elon. what i think is especially strange here is that you're wondering why he hasn't sued you while the rest of us are wondering why you did something so egregious that he could sue you for in the first place."
- Musk: "Did you investigate at all? I’m guessing answer is no. Why?"
- @yoda: "yes, elon. the world should police your lack of filter and everything that comes after. that's extremely convenient. and hey. sue you, he still might. or anyone else that you've whack-a-moled without thinking twice about."
- Musk: "Answer the question @yoda. You brought it up, not me. Did you investigate or not? If so, what did you actually do?"
- Musk: "So you actually did nothing & yet imply you are a truth-seeker. The Twitter name you chose is @yoda."
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