Elon Musk Is Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’—and People Have Thoughts


Saturday Night Live may have just announced its most bizarre lineup yet.

On April 24, Miley Cyrus posted the iconic sticky notes that SNL uses to declare the upcoming host and musical guest. While Cyrus fans were thrilled to see her name on that pink slip of paper, the name above hers was definitely a shock to people on Twitter: SpaceX and Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. 

While Musk is known for many things—his billionaire status, an obsession with Mars, and a cool as hell mom, to name a few—comedy is not one of them. People on Twitter had a lot to say about his upcoming role as host of Saturday Night Live on May 8, and very little of it was positive.

“Is the pandemic not enough,” Hunter Harris tweeted on April 24. Another replied directly to SNL’s tweet using a gif of the comedy show’s own sketch to express their confusion. 

“IDK how much communication you have with Lorne or the higher-ups, but someone needs to tell them that absolutely no one wants this,” another user replied to SNL. “I can not think of a single person who wants this. and I don’t mean Miley.”

It does not get better from there. 

This will be Cyrus’ sixth time performing on SNL, and many are planning on tuning in—but just for the Plastic Hearts pop star.  “JUST LET MILEY HOST,” one person tweeted, while many professed they are only interested in the musical guest. “We are watching for Miley only,” one fan said

“Please just let Miley do double duty,” another Twitter user agreed

Ultimately, people are not sure what to make of this pairing, describing it as “chaotic” and “the most random combination ever but ok.”

Clearly, this is happening no matter what people are saying online. Hopefully, we’ll at least get a funny sketch about Musk’s relationship with musician Grimes. The pair welcomed their son, X Æ A-12, on May 4, 2020, before changing his name to X Æ A-Xii in accordance with California law. As for how to pronounce moniker, Musk clarified on the Joe Rogan podcast. “It’s just X, the letter X. And then the Æ is, like, pronounced ‘ash.’ And then A-12 is my contribution,” he said. “Archangel-12, the precursor to the SR-71, coolest plane ever.”

So yeah, May 8 will definitely be an experience.


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