Some of ‘SNL’s’ cast is confused, annoyed that Elon Musk is hosting show

SpaceX operator and Tesla CEO Elon Musk poses as he arrives on the pink carpet for the Axel Springer Awards ceremony, in Berlin, on December 1, 2020.

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Elon Musk hasn’t appeared on “Saturday Night time Are living” nevertheless, but he is currently receiving panned by some of its forged members.

SNL declared Saturday on Twitter that the small business mogul will host the late-evening demonstrate on May possibly 8. Other significant names in the company globe that have hosted NBC’s well-liked late-night time show contain Donald Trump, ahead of he was president, and Steve Forbes.

Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has grow to be known for his eclectic and typically controversial remarks. He has confronted backlash over his opinions about the Covid-19 pandemic. He has spoken out about nationwide remain-at-household orders, comparing it in a tweet to “de facto household arrest.” He downplayed the possibility of the novel coronavirus and stated he would not get the vaccine for it in an job interview with journalist Kara Swisher on an episode of “Sway,” a podcast from The New York Times.

Having said that, this month Musk stated on Twitter that he supports “vaccines in basic & covid vaccines especially.”

SNL’s final decision to give Musk the phase drew skepticism and criticism on social media.

Some of that criticism came from the show’s own solid. In an Instagram story, Bowen Yang responded to a single of Musk’s tweets about his forthcoming appearance. On Saturday, Musk had tweeted, saying “Let’s obtain out just how are living Saturday Night time Live definitely is.”

Yang reacted at 1st with a frowning encounter. Then, he posted Musk’s tweet with a information previously mentioned: “What the f— does that even imply?”

Andrew Dismukes, a different solid member, also gave his choose in an Instagram tale. Over a photograph of SNL alumna Cheri Oteri, which seemed like a magazine deal with, Dismukes wrote “ONLY CEO I WANT TO DO A SKETCH WITH IS Cher-E Oteri.”

A 3rd solid member, Aidy Bryant, subtly criticized Musk, too. In an Instagram tale, Bryant shared a tweet from former presidential applicant and Senator Bernie Sanders. In it, Sanders criticized the sharp prosperity inequality in the country, noting that “the 50 wealthiest men and women in this nation individual extra prosperity than some 165 million Americans” and he known as that “a ethical obscenity.”

Sudi Green, a writer for SNL, shared the same Sanders’ publish, way too.

Musk is the next richest human being in the country, immediately after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

SNL cast members’ reactions ended up beforehand claimed by Bustle and The Wrap. SNL was not straight away readily available to remark.

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