Elon Musk

Eyes rolled when Elon Musk announced his plan to send a mini submarine to Thailand to assist in the rescue of a boys’ soccer team trapped in a flooded cave.

All 12 members of the soccer team and their 25-year-old coach were rescued from the cave — without the assistance of Musk’s mini submarine.

He left his contraption in Thailand “in case it may be useful in the future.”

Thai officials said Musk’s mini submarine was “good technology but not practical for this mission”.

But others weren’t so kind. Some in the tech industry accused Musk of inserting himself in the rescue for attention-grabbing headlines.

Hurt and dismayed, Musk took to Twitter.com on Wednesday to defend his decision.

“This reaction has shaken my opinion of many people. We were asked to create a backup option & worked hard to do so. Checked with dive team many times to confirm it was worthwhile. Now it’s there for anyone who needs it in future. Something’s messed up if this is not a good thing.”

He also posted an email to prove he was asked by someone to insert himself in the rescue operation.

But others pointed out that the luxury carmaker ignored the layout of the cave when he proposed sending the submarine. The most challenging section of the cave is only 15 inches across — equivalent to 3 Mars candy bars placed end to end.

Clearly Musk didn’t think his plan through — beyond his insatiable need for attention.

Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images

  • KLove

    He gets an E for effort LOL

  • Meme

    The headline ??. “Elon Musk responds to criticism over inserting himself in Thai boys…….” “…….cave rescue” Oh phew?

  • Rainbowbelow

    Log out…???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    So glad the boys are safe maybe they can use the submarine in the future … Sounds like a bunch of nothing … Just glad they were rescued

  • Trace da Ace

    Bottom line is the boys are out and safe…Musk tried to provide alternative..at this point…they need to leave it alone. They are out, period.

  • hi-liter

    The way they were talking about those boys were going to have to learn to scuba dive, and saying they could be in the cave for months…Mr. Musk prolly thought the submarine could help them in some way….at least he offered.

  • hi-liter

    Sandra, lets get a post on the 91 year old Mexican man (who lives in Mexico but visiting fam in CA) who was beaten with a brick while taking a walk. I bet my last dollar on this being a white woman who beat this man, but noooooooo, it was 30 year old CA resident Laquisha Jones. Dumb batch is locked up on $200,000 bond.

    Yall niggas out here fighting the battle of a racist president…looked this heffa up on FB and she on her profile pic with a Whole Blunt in her mouth.

  • Vonn

    At least he tried. He really would have caught hell if he didn’t try to help, since he was asked.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I saw that sweet Jesus … Like seriously to an elder like that… Folks make me damn sick…

  • AmericanDream

    Elon musk like so many of his peers in Silicon Valley is afflicted by what I call the ‘Steve jobs syndrome ‘ . He’s so desperate to be seen as smart , Visionary ,genius , that in the end he comes across as exactly what he truly is —a man with a severe Napoleon complex and severe narcissistic disorder .

  • Roxie Moxie

    Boy, I tell ya. Black folk fight all the wrong kinds of battles. smh

  • iWasteTime

    Aww!
    Kulture Kiari Cephus is here.
    #CancerSeason

  • iWasteTime

    Aww!
    Kulture Kiari Cephus is here.
    #CancerSeason

  • Coy little wink

    Those Teslas are kinda fly…that’s all I got for this…

  • Roxie Moxie

    Hahaha!!! I see a thesaurus might have been needed here. lol Maybe using the word “introduced” might have been better.

  • Rainbowbelow

    She just beat his azz because he’s Mexican?

  • hi-liter

    Precisely.

  • hi-liter

    Who that is?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    When it comes to any elder … Whew Chile bout like kids to me. . When I see that… Whew gets under my skin. .

  • hi-liter

    Just no damn respect. I thought I was finna drag a white cave demon and then I saw Laquisha Jones…..smh…

  • iWasteTime

    Cardi and offset daughter

  • hi-liter

    Ohhhh OK…that was a quick 9 months..

  • Meme

    No no you know that was a Sandra special she like to “insert” shade any way it will go ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ROFL ?? chile … Just all out of line…. Now what do your coward azz get out of beating a 91 year old… Cowards out here …. Stupid beesh …. I love my elders this new generation quick to throw them away when these elders have knowledge …. Just mean… Folks do children thee same… These smart indigo children know more than the damn parents got way more sense but then they shoot them down too…. Just mean… Ugh!

  • Roxie Moxie

    Me too girl…..it pisses me off to no end. This guy was JUST walking and had nothing to do with nothing. But you know that weak individuals always pick on those that they know they can mess with.

    I’m sure LaQuisha isn’t knocking down doors of local legislators and politicians who actually have an effect on her daily life. Nope. She’s like the bully; she get harassed for being black and told to go back to Africa, so she found an opportunity to bully someone in the same way. Definitely a mental issue here.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I read about that and look and it’s a pic of that hood rat with the brick in hand.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Hahahaha!!!! Always throwing that shade. lol

  • Rayne

    Now that’s a damn shame! Beating up old ppl. Smh

  • Logan Roberts

    The kids are out, how many times we gonna keep this story fetch?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And why her name gotta be Laquisha ? off topic a bit but thats my car name… My beetle ain’t no punk beesh … Shewt ?… Folks make sick

  • Roxie Moxie

    I wanna see her ass…..I can’t find a pic of her though.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I read it through aol I think. His family member took the pic and posted it on social media.

  • hi-liter

    Right. He going back to Mexico where he actually lives and her azz is going to prison. Bih thinks Dump is going to say Job Well Done and Pardon her…..

  • Trace da Ace

    damn shame….oh and your last comment…..my thoughts exactly…

  • justlooking

    Remember the first 5 to 6 she was hush….

  • Rainbowbelow

    I just read that she thought the man bumped into her kid…

  • Jethro
  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I dunno….I heard or read somewhere that musk was asked for his opinion how to rescue the boys. And he sent engineers to volunteer.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I agree. I love seeing that car.

  • hi-liter

    That’s not true. The man said “I didn’t even bump into her kid”….he was trying to rationalize why she beat him, He didn’t do anything but be Mexican. And if he did? Shat he 91 years old.

  • dru and neil

    He said he was asked, well “who” asked? That may add validity to his story. Did the Thai government ask? He was “asked by someone” is vague.

  • dru and neil

    I agree, there are people who know so much that they cannot recognize it when they don’t know something and simply do not have the upper hand in a situation. They always just assume they have all the answers to a problem.

  • Black4life

    He’s a flake…he is not a genius and his car have cause death to some drivers. He’s posing doing the favorite hand signs and his so-call mother is a transgender. These so-called elites are really pushing it. Some of us known who they really are.

  • Rainbowbelow

    I think it was probably her rugrats running around unsupervised. Whatever the reason is, she needs her azz beat with a brick and a comb.

  • Scorpio

    Steve Jobs syndrome. That’s a good analogy. I thought he was a little peculiar, and for some reason, it seemed that when he got sick, he believed he was going to cure himself, but then it was too late.

  • Scorpio

    Mother is transgender? LMAO! where did you get that from?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The sheep chile … Failing miserably ?

  • BingBangBoom

    Dude is busy building nice cars and rockets. He tried to do a good deed. I’m pretty sure that little submarine that was created with recycled SpaceX parts will be used in the future. Thanks for your help. I didn’t see all the other billionaire boys club stand up!

  • Black4life

    Do you believe everything the media tells you ? Read and research for yourself. I said you don’t have to believe it. https://youtu.be/CJIkfOHU05Q

  • Dowoop

    Good grief..Im so tired of people’s complaints. Even if he inserted himself for the attention, who cares. I bet the boys parents don’t care.

  • Dowoop

    So she beat him with a brick? That is one dumb woman.

  • Waya Hedia

    No good deed goes unpunished.

  • Waya Hedia

    If Musk wants to help humanity he should crate an electric car without all the bells and whistles of the Tesla models at this point. Just a simple electric with a radio and a 300 mile range for $20k.

  • Rainbowbelow

    Yes she did..smh

  • Jennifer

    Agreed! And Tesla is my dream car. Sharp from the inside out.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. But never will I get into a self driving anything.

  • yep

    …lol. He probably has a basement full of old SpaceX parts just waiting for some ish like this. I thought it was sweet. He needs thicker skin.