No Musk, Please. 'SNL' Cast Members Bowen Yang, Aidy Bryant & More Slam Billionaire as Host

Tuesday April 27, 2021

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Elon Musk  (Source:Associated Press)

On Saturday "Saturday Night Live" tweeted that Tesla-mogul Elon Musk would be hosting the show on May 8 with musical guest Miley Cyrus.


It didn't go down so well with some of the show's cast members, as well as many on social media, reports Entertainment Weekly.


"Standout Bowen Yang first simply reacted with a frowning face on his Instagram story, only to soon respond to Musk's tweet of 'Let's find out just how live "Saturday Night Live" really is' with 'What the f--- does that even mean?'"

Musk, the polarizing Tesla CEO, will be the first non-actor and non-athlete to host the show since Donald Trump in 2015, writes Page Six.

Yang was joined by cast member Andrew Dismukes who tweeted, "ONLY CEO I WANT TO DO A SKETCH WITH IS CHER-E OTERI" alongside a photo of SNL legend Cheri Oteri," adds EW.

Aidy Bryant also entered the debate about the third-richest person in the world (according to Forbes real-time billionaire billboard) hosting the show by reposting a tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders that was seen as an indirect swipe at Musk. "The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people."

"Let me repeat that, because it is almost too absurd to believe: the 50 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is a moral obscenity," her post continued.

The "SNL" regulars' posts were subsequently deleted. "Spokespeople for the comedians did not immediately respond to The Post's request for comment. Reps for "Saturday Night Live" were also not available to comment."


In addition, there is a Change.org petition to "SNL" producer Lorne Michaels to rescind the invitation for Musk to host.

But on Twitter, there were plenty of comments, both for and against: