Saturday Night Live The cast will not be forced to appear with Elon Musk when he guest-stars the show next month, according to a new report.
Billionaire Tesla and CEO of SpaceX is set to headline the NBC comedy show on May 8, but some cast members have already expressed their dissatisfaction with the look.
But they wouldn’t be forced to perform alongside Musk, who would become the first artist or athlete to host him since Donald Trump, by show president Lorne Michaels if they didn’t want to, an insider said. New York Post.
A source told the newspaper: “With historical talk, if a cast member is so unhappy, they shouldn’t do it.”
“[‘SNL’ boss Lorne Michaels] You will not make them do anything they do not want to do. “
Musk, the second-richest person in the world with a personal fortune of $ 175 billion, received a response after he tweeted, “Let’s find out how Saturday Night Live really is.”
Staff member Bowen Yang posted a photo of the tweet, with the reply, “What does this even mean?”
After the businessman’s hosting party was announced, cast member Eddie Bryant posted a retweet from Senator Bernie Sanders that the legislator called “moral outrage” that “The 50 richest people in America today have more wealth than the bottom half of our people.”
All of the social media posts have since been deleted.
A frequent Twitter user, Musk has become a polarizing figure with a loyal fan base of tech enthusiasts and Tesla enthusiasts.
But he sparked controversy during the pandemic with his views on Covid-19 and the response of officials in California, which shuttered Tesla production facilities.
The National Labor Relations Board also ordered Tesla to have Musk delete a tweet that was seen as a threat to work regulators within the company after he threatened to withdraw stock options if they moved to the union.
Pop star Miley Cyrus will be the guest star of Musk’s show.