You're Not Alone: 'SNL' Cast Also Peeved Elon Musk Is Hosting Next Month
Feeling some kinda way about billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk hosting Saturday Night Live next month? Well folks, it seems you're not alone -- since the show announced that Musk would be appearing as a guest host on May 8, several SNL cast members have taken to social media to express their less-than-excited opinions on the matter, seemingly throwing a little shade at the exec.
First up? Bowen Yang. The comedian took to his Instagram story to respond to a tweet from Musk saying “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is” captioning a screenshot of the post with “what the fuck does this even mean?”
Aidy Bryant too got in on the action. In the days following the announcement, Bryant headed to her Instagram account to share a tweet from Sen. Bernie Sanders about the wealth disparity in our nation, per CNBC. “The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people,” the tweet reads. Although seemingly irrelevant considering Musk is the 7th wealthiest person in the nation with a net worth of roughly $68 billion, according to Forbes, many interpreted this post to be a slight towards the SpaceX founder.
According to the financial outlet, Andrew Dismukes also took to his Instagram story to decry Musk's appearance on the show. “ONLY CEO I WANT TO DO A SKETCH WITH IS Cher-E Oteri," he wrote alongside a photo of the SNL alum appearing to be on the cover of a magazine.
Over the past several years, Musk, a quintessential D&D true neutral, has become a highly divisive figure. Aside from championing Mars travel, selling an item that is definitely not a flamethrower and looking to revolutionize transportation (a.k.a. reinventing the subway), the entrepreneur has found himself at the center of several controversies, including downplaying the threat of coronavirus, questioning the efficacy of Covid-19 tests, earning him the moniker of “Space Karen,” and respectively sending his stocks skyrocketing and plummeting, much to the chagrin of the SEC.