Elon Musk’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ hosting gig sparks pushback
NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has been hit with backlash after announcing billionaire Elon Musk would host an upcoming episode.
Musk, the owner of Tesla and SpaceX and one of the richest people on Earth, is slated to host the sketch comedy show on May 8 with Miley Cyrus as the musical guest.
The announcement was met with pushback on social media, including from members of the show’s regular cast, who highlighted the growing wealth disparity in America.
Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang’s posts on their instagram stories after Elon Musk was announced as the next SNL host!!! Even the show’s cast hates him!!!!! Why didn’t they just give Miley Cyrus double duty as she deserves!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0Ivu8BUwX6
— Georgia (@Georgia39410) April 25, 2021
Eve 6 vocalist Max Collins said Musk “is incapable of being funny.”
elon musk is incapable of being funny which in and of itself is funny but im sure snl will figure out a way to make it not funny
— hyper relevisation (@Eve6) April 24, 2021
SNL has become peak neoliberal with their “orange man bad!!!!!” tier comedy and now they’re giving a braindead billionaire the main stage, we love to see it
— human racket (@human_racket) April 25, 2021
Lorne Michaels remains the undefeated bootlicker https://t.co/NMo5Y125sM
— Ben Schouten (@BenGSchout) April 24, 2021
Musk celebrated in a tweet of his own over the weekend, saying: “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is.”
Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021