Much of the internet collectively exploded last week when Elon Musk was announced as a host for SNL. Now, an insider has revealed that unhappy cast members won’t be forced to appear alongside the billionaire when he helms the hit comedy show.
“Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,” a source told Page Six. “[‘SNL’ boss Lorne Michaels] won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.”
Certain cast members have made no secret about their displeasure of Musk appearing as a host for Saturday Night Live.When news broke of the CEO’s new gig Musk tweeted, “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is.”
“What the fuck does this even mean,” cast member Bowen Yang captioned an Instagram Story post showing a screenshot of Musk’s tweet.
SNL staff writer Andrew Dismukes also took to Instagram to hint at his distaste about Musk as a host. “Only CEO I want to do a sketch with is Cher-E Oteri,” he posted over a photo of “SNL” alum Cheri Oteri.
Many fans believe SNL quipster Aidy Bryant sent a cryptic message when he reposted a tweet by Bernie Sanders which was perceived to be a dig at Musk.
“The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.”
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“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,” the thinly veiled stab read.
One social media user picked up on the barb and tweeted reciepts.
Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang’s posts on their instagram stories after Elon Musk was announced as the next SNL host!!! Even the show’s cast hates him!!!!! Why didn’t they just give Miley Cyrus double duty as she deserves!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0Ivu8BUwX6
— Georgia👑 (@Georgia39410) April 25, 2021
Miley Cyrus will also appear on the May 8th episode as the musical guest for her sixth time, with her most recent appearance being on the April 25, 2020 episode.
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