SNL cast members threw subtle shade after Elon Musk confirmed as guest host

Sinead Butler
Tuesday 27 April 2021 18:21
Showbiz

Some SNL members aren’t too happy with their latest host, Elon Musk.

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It looks like some SNL cast members are failing to see the funny side of Elon Musk hosting their latest episode in May.

On 25 April, SNL announced that Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk would be presenting the comedy sketch show, describing it as “Musk See TV.”

The surprising choice garnered a lot of mixed reactions on social media as the controversial billionaire has never presented at TV show nor dipped his toes into comedy before.

The show is currently taking a one month break and the latest episode will air on May 8. Musk will also be joined by musician, Miley Cyrus.

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But it’s not just the public who were upset about the choice of host, some SNL cast members have even took their dissatisfaction to social media too.

Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant published posts on social media that seemed to indicate that they weren’t thrilled about the matter.

Bowen reacted to the news in an Instagram Story with a simple frowning face, which was then screenshot and shared on Twitter over the weekend.

After this not-so-subtle shade, the Tesla and SpaceX founder tweeted, “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is😈,”

Bowen, obviously not impressed with Musk’s comment, reshared his tweet adding the caption: “What the f**k does that even mean?”

To be honest, we have no idea either.

Again, this animosity was picked up by people on Twitter.

Another fellow cast member, Aidy Byrant was more subtle in her dig at Musk, sharing a tweet from Bernie Sanders about the “moral obscenity” in regards to the lack of wealth distribution in America.

Though this is not the first time “SNL” cast members have called out a controversial hosting choice.

Seth Meyers, Maya Rudolph and Colin Jost have all publicly said that they hated with Donald Trump when he hosted the show back in 2004 and again in 2015 before he became president.

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