- Saturday Night Live team members should not act with Elon Musk if they do not want to, the report said.
- But there are still no cast members who have retired from the show, a Page Six source said.
- Musk’s decision to host the show next week has sparked resentment among some cast members.
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Saturday Night Live team members should not appear with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk if it makes them uncomfortable, a source familiar with the matter told Page Six.
Last week, NBC announced that the tech billionaire would debut on the show on May 8 – a decision that apparently led to discontent among some of the members of “SNL”
“Historically speaking, if a cast member was so unhappy, they shouldn’t do it,” the source said, according to Page Six. “[‘SNL’ boss Lorne Michaels] it will never make them do something they don’t want to do. “
But there are still no cast members who have retired from the show, the source said, adding: “Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character … He is a very showman.”
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Musk confirmed his appearance on the show last week by telling his 52 million followers on Twitter, “Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is,” along with purple devil emoticons.
But several members of the comedy show posted covert criticism on social media shortly after the announcement.
Bowen Young, who joined the show as a staff writer in 2018, frowned at the emoji in his story on Instagram at the same time the band was announced.
It remains unclear whether Ian’s story is related to the message. However, he later responded directly to Musk’s tweet, writing, “what, well, does that even mean” in his Instagram story. The comment is no longer in his account.
Eddie Bryant, a player on the 2012 SNL repertoire, also shared a tweet from Senator Bernie Sanders about the “absurd” economic inequality in the United States shortly after the announcement.
Although the tweet itself does not directly mention Musk, he cites “the 50 richest people in this country.” With a net worth of $ 179.5 billion, Musk tops the list, according to Forbes. Since then, fans have noted that Bryant has removed the retweet.
Musk is expected to host SNL on May 8, with Miley Cyrus as a musical guest.
NBC did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.