Elon Musk, you know that guy who once put a car in space and broke the internet for about a week.\nHe also builds cars and seems to be interested in trying to make the world a better place for people.\nBut he’s taking a lot of flak online right now for his role in the Thai rescue operation.\n@elonmuskembedded via\nIf 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.\nThankfully 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.\nThe 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\n— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018\nMusk 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.\nThe 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\n— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2018\nWhy 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\n— Harshit Gupta (@hkrgupta) July 10, 2018\nI 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\n— Vishnu Narayanan (@NarayananVI) July 10, 2018\nHowever not everyone agreed, with some saying that Musk obviously wanted to help it just happened that none of his solutions ended up being needed.\nElon 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!\n— Wendy Lang (@wendylang) July 10, 2018\nPeople are being jerks about @elonmusk mini submarine not being needed in the #ThaiCaveRescue I wonder what THEY did to help the efforts?\n— Corey (@corey2b) July 10, 2018\nAt least one person in Thailand Tweeted to Musk directly thanking him for just showing up and trying.\nThank 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.\n— Chaiyo Organic Farm (@paphakul) July 10, 2018\nWhatever 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.