- Erol Musk said Elon sent him a text asking him to “keep quiet” after the recent media comments.
- Elon’s father told Daily Mail Australia that his three daughters refused to speak to him for “days”.
- But he said he misunderstood the question and has been proud of Elon since “the day he was born.”
Errol Musk said he received a text message from Elon telling him to “keep quiet” after he said he was not proud of his son.
In an interview with Daily Mail AustraliaIn a recent Australian Radio interview, Musk said he misunderstood a question by answering “no” when asked if he was proud of Elon.
“I didn’t notice her question about the feeling of pride,” he told the newspaper. “It was only when I listened to the recording afterwards that I realized.”
“If you ask any parent if he is proud of his son, you have been proud of him since the day he was born.”
However, Musk said his three daughters – Alexandra, Asha and Tosca – had not spoken to him for several days after his comments on Australian radio.
“Elon knows it’s not true, so he’s never going to get upset about it,” Musk said. “He just laughs about this kind of thing.”
He told the Daily Mail that Elon sent him a text message after his comments saying: “Dad, the press plays you like a violin, so please keep quiet.”
In the 20-minute radio interview, Musk said of his kids, “They saw a lot of things, and we did a lot of things together, but Elon actually really went overboard.”
Despite that success with Tesla and SpaceX, Musk said his son “wasn’t as happy as he would like to be” because he “feels like he’s behind schedule” with his company.
Elon Musk was sued by Twitter after walking away from a $44 billion takeover deal, but it opposed the platform. A Delaware court is due to hear the case in October.