Tesla investors demand Elon Musk apologize for attack on Thailand diver
Tesla investors have demanded an apology from CEO Elon Musk after he lashed out at a British cave diver who rescued children in Thailand. Musk had flown to Thailand and offered to assist in the rescue mission of twelve boys and their coach from a flooded cave by providing a submarine, but leaders of the operation declined his help. Unsworth, who was instrumental in the successful rescue, later said Musk’s effort was a “PR stunt”, prompting the Silicon Valley billionaire to say he would make a video proving his “mini-sub” would have worked, adding: “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it.” The diver, who was still at the cave site assisting with clean-up, told the Guardian he was “astonished and very angry” and considering legal action. James Anderson, a partner at Baillie Gifford, Tesla’s fourth-largest shareholder, told the Guardian in an email on Tuesday that the company saw “the end of carbon as essential” but, was “frustrated that the real steps towards this are being overshadowed and undermined by this saga”. Anderson said he agreed with some of Musk’s past remarks calling out critical analysts, “but this is different.