Culture

People Are Roasting Elon Musk After He Got Real Salty About The Thailand Cave Rescue

They're coming out of the cave, Elon's not doing fine.

In case you haven’t already heard the joyous news, the junior soccer team trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand has finally been rescued.

The boys emerged from the caves late on Tuesday along with a team of Thai Navy SEALs after a massive coordinated effort involving hundreds of divers, experts, officials and volunteers. Their rescue has been celebrated around the globe, and praised as an inspiring example of international cooperation in an increasingly divided world.

Also, Elon Musk was there.

“I’m helping”.

The tech billionaire has been trying to insert himself into the rescue operation for some time now, and recently visited Chiang Rai to drop off a mini submarine he believed could help get the boys out.

The team in charge of the rescue operations ultimately decided not to take Musk up on his offer, with Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn telling the BBC that the submarine was “not practical”.

“Even though their equipment is technologically sophisticated, it doesn’t fit with our mission to go in the cave,” Osatanakorn said.

To which Musk responded with a stroppy tweet declaring that Osatanakorn was “not the subject matter expert”. He also shared his email correspondence with Dick Stanton, the British diver who helped locate the trapped boys.

Musk went on to insist that the mini-sub definitely would have worked.

Of course, whether or not Musk is right about the sub is sort of beside the point, since a) the boys have already been rescued, and b) he’s been acting like a bit of a tosser, and the internet is letting him know about it.

Internet, you done good.

Images of Musk via Wikimedia.