Tesla Shares Go Down After Elon Musk's "Pedo Guy" Twitter Rant

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In the same month that he refused to pay an artist for an image he used of a farting unicorn, it has now been revealed that Musk was a major donor to a Republican political action committee.

A British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue has said he is considering suing Elon Musk for describing him as a "pedo".

Musk has since deleted the nefarious tweet.

Yes, it's weird, rude and wildly inappropriate. Many couldn't swim through the seasonal rains that had flooded the caves with quick moving, bone-chilling water. He's lectured analysts about asking better questions, questioned the credibility of the media, hated on short sellers, and even got into a Twitter scrape with one of the Thailand cave rescuers.

Elon Musk has been on a tear this year. He posted video footage of his sub in development and tweets about how it would work (below).

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He said Mr Musk appeared to be following in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump in using Twitter to vent frustration and insult anyone with whom he disagrees. Unsworth had criticized the plan to CNN, saying, "It just had absolutely no chance of working. He had no conception of what the cave passage was like".

"It wouldn't have made the first 50 metres into the cave from the dive start point".

The diving expert blasted the Silicon Valley billionaire for trying to help with the rescue in Thailand, calling his involvement and mini-submarine idea "a PR stunt".

"Yes", Mr Unsworth said when asked if he would consider legal action. "And so he should have been".

He later deleted the tweets - which were sent to his more than 22 million followers - and is yet to publicly respond to the outcry. We will make one of the mini-sub/pod going all the way to Cave 5 no problem. "Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it", Musk concluded.

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

The Silicon Valley engineer and billionaire was briefly seen in Thailand last week, hauling a miniature submarine to the mouth of the cave just before an global dive team rescued the boys without it.

He later doubled down on his comments, insisting to one critic that he'd bet "a signed dollar it was true", before deleting all the tweets about Unsworth.

Musk gave no evidence for alleging Unsworth was a pedophile.

"It's all based around this rabid Elon Musk fan base". In an interview last week, Musk said he was reforming from his belief that Twitter was a no-holds-barred battleground where "if you attack me, it is therefore okay for me to attack back". The drop from $318.87 to $307.20 translates into a $2 billion loss from the company's market value, but it could also signal the beginning of the end for Musk, if we're to believe more somber analysts. His statements come at a good time as his recent comments may have led to financial repercussions Musk simply can not afford.

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