Tech billionaire, Elon Musk is scheduled to guest-host Saturday Night Live on May 8th. NBC announced that the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla will be featured along with Miley Cyrus as the musical talent. This set off a new Elon Musk controversy.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 24, 2021
The decision is proving to be controversial. And cast members’ discontentment initially rippled through Studio 8H and spilled over onto social media.
Hours after NBC posted the announcement Musk sent out word on Twitter to his 52 million followers. “Am hosting SNL on May 8.” And on the next post… “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is” for good measure he added a purple devil emoji.
Social media posts by SNL castmembers Bowen Yang, Aidy Bryant, and Andrew Dismukes appeared after Musk’s attempt at humor. And it appears some of the comediennes did not like his joke.
And another took issue with the fact that Elon Musk is currently one of the wealthiest men in the world.