Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Miley Cyrus… as fans of the show react to the surprising choice: ‘No one wants this’
Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be flexing his comedic prowess as he makes his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on May 8.
The longtime NBC variety show made the announcement via social media as they shared a photo with Musk’s name alongside Miley Cyrus — who was tapped as musical guest — captioning the image ‘Musk See TV.’
The news came as shock to many as the program does not usually tap business moguls such as the SpaceX founder to play host, but it seemed a lucrative move on SNL’s part.
‘Musk See TV’: Elon Musk is tapped to host Saturday Night Live on May 8 with musical guest Miley Cyrus
Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars.
Amongst a flurry of ‘OMG, NO,’ comments on the show’s Instagram account and Twitter, one remark of approval was hard to come by.
‘Someone needs to tell them that absolutely no one wants this. i can not think of a single person who wants this,’ a Twitter user wrote.
Another wrote ‘We are in the bad place,’ as they referenced the horror novel by Dean Koontz, while someone else remarked: ‘Was literally NO ONE else available to host?’
Controversial choice: Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars
And others were quick to say ‘SNL has really fallen off,’ while another snarky patron wrote: ‘OK amplify billionaires voices lol.’
Though visionary, Musk has become a controversial figure on account of his out of the box business moves and has also shot himself in the foot on more than one occasion via Twitter.
In May 2020 he tweeted: ‘Tesla stock price is too high imo,’ which wiped $14B off the company’s value.
In response to the COVID-19 lockdown he tweeted ‘FREE AMERICA NOW,’ and some began to dub him ‘Elon Mask.’