Elon Musk Is Set To Host SNL — And Fans Are Not Happy

Elon Musk Is Set To Host SNL — And Fans Are Not Happy

Elon Musk Is Set To Host SNL — And Fans Are Not Happy

The controversial billionaire is set to host May 8th alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus.

The controversial billionaire is set to host May 8th alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus.

Text: Lauren Gruber

Usually the one to mock controversial news headlines, SNL is now facing a few of its own. SNL announced Saturday that their May 8 host will be none other than Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX CEO and second richest man in the world.

Not only is Musk's net worth over $174 billion dollars — his net worth tripled during a pandemic with historically high unemployment rates — but he made comments downplaying the severity of COVID-19 and previously stated that he would not not get the vaccine. He has since changed his views and tweeted in support of the COVID-19 vaccine.

His host announcement has resulted in backlash from SNL cast members and the internet alike. In response to Musk's tweet "Let's find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is," Bowen wrote "What the f*ck does this even mean?" in an Instagram story.

Yang's cast member Aidy Bryant seemingly condemned the decision as well, reposting a tweet from Bernie Sanders on his Instagram story that read: “The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.” SNL  writer and comedian Andrew Dismukes echoed similar disapproval, stating, “Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri."

Twitter had unsavory reactions to the announcement, which sparked a flurry of negative tweets.

The controversial billionaire will host SNL on May 8, along with musical guest Miley Cyrus. In a meantime, he should probably stay off Twitter.

Credits: Cover image via Getty

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