Elon Musk, you know that guy who once put a car in space and broke the internet for about a week.

He also builds cars and seems to be interested in trying to make the world a better place for people.

But he’s taking a lot of flak online right now for his role in the Thai rescue operation. 

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If you somehow haven’t heard, a young soccer team and their coach got lost in some caves and couldn’t get out as the caves flooded

Thankfully today all of them have been successfully rescued, but Elon Musk was there as well and people are accusing him of using the rescue operation as a way of promoting his own business.

The former Thai provincial governor (described inaccurately as “rescue chief”) is not the subject matter expert. That would be Dick Stanton, who co-led the dive rescue team. This is our direct correspondence: pic.twitter.com/dmC9l3jiZR

July 10, 2018

Musk had said on Twitter that he wanted to help rescue the team and the coach but seeing as nothing he did was used in the rescue many online are saying he only did this to give his brands more awareness.   

The former Thai provincial governor (described inaccurately as “rescue chief”) is not the subject matter expert. That would be Dick Stanton, who co-led the dive rescue team. This is our direct correspondence: pic.twitter.com/dmC9l3jiZR

July 10, 2018

Why is Elon Musk trying to hijack the spotlight from the amazing Thai rescue team through his unsolicited insertion into the mission? If he really wanted to help he could easily have been more subtle, just like countless other international cave experts and divers. #tasteless

July 10, 2018

I studied engineering. Anyone who's known to have a basic knowledge of geography and engineering know that Elon Musk's "Escape Pod Submarine" is not helpful at this present situation. Still he played along, trying to seek global attention. @elonmusk you're wrong! #ThaiCaveResue

July 10, 2018

However not everyone agreed, with some saying that Musk obviously wanted to help it just happened that none of his solutions ended up being needed.

Elon Musk and his team probably don't need me defending them, but why is there negativity about the kid submarine? Sure, it wasn't suitable for the Thai cave rescue mission, but it could be in the future. They tried to help in the best way they knew how. It's more than I can do!

July 10, 2018

People are being jerks about @elonmusk mini submarine not being needed in the #ThaiCaveRescue I wonder what THEY did to help the efforts?

July 10, 2018

At least one person in Thailand Tweeted to Musk directly thanking him for just showing up and trying.

Thank you very much for your help of all of us in Thailand will never forget for the grace in the rescue is one of the heroes of us.

July 10, 2018

Whatever side of this argument you come down on you can bet that this certainly won't be the last time that Musk takes some heat online for something he does.