SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk made several people, including cast members, unhappy when he was announced as the host of Saturday Night Live for May 8.
And he keeps making the situation worse for himself.
In a thread on Twitter, Musk threw out some "skit" ideas for SNL.
Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1619905790.0
Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1619906018.0
Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1619906214.0
Woke James Bond SNL May 8— Elon Musk (@Elon Musk) 1619904982.0
Musk's tweets were dragged by everyone from SNL performer Chris Redd to former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
First I’d call Em sketches 😂 https://t.co/37liDrKYjo— Chris Redd (@Chris Redd) 1619920512.0
@elonmusk Announce that you’re giving away half your fortune to help eradicate deep poverty, fight climate change and promote world peace.— Marianne Williamson (@Marianne Williamson) 1619994038.0
Is Elon Musk sourcing sketch ideas from Twitter because none of the SNL writers want to work with him 👁️… https://t.co/73bVWKXYYl— Jezebel (@Jezebel) 1619990942.0
You will never be as funny as your double https://t.co/yErS8kornM https://t.co/QW2dbQ6aPt— Marselo (@Marselo) 1620015706.0
oh oh I know it would be so funny if you, like, ended poverty on live tv https://t.co/sNuIDYUwnr— Sarah McGonagall (@Sarah McGonagall) 1619994668.0
How about a skit on why some wealthy White people fled South Africa after Black people gained freedom and governmen… https://t.co/N6ErG4V7y5— T. Fisher King (@T. Fisher King) 1619984441.0
Musk, who has generational wealth accrued during the apartheid regime in South Africa, has attracted a lot of controversy because of his transphobic tweets, as well as his spreading misinformation surrounding the current pandemic.
Musk is a multi-billionaire.
you should walk on stage and share some of your early covid takes. those are hilarious. https://t.co/Udi4cDvrdA— Matt Binder (@Matt Binder) 1619972060.0
End Homelessness. https://t.co/SA8b88elKP— Benn 🏳️🌈🧃 (@Benn 🏳️🌈🧃) 1619922649.0
allow unionization efforts to go on at tesla plants. https://t.co/BjLQKd8pX9— CCCPD ☭ (@CCCPD ☭) 1620012231.0
Pull a John Cage and just be quiet for an hour and a half. https://t.co/tIrS1tpctp— Ronen @ Florida For Change (@Ronen @ Florida For Change) 1619969877.0
Come up with a business model that doesn’t require union busting. https://t.co/ycSErSbshy— Bradley Whitford (@Bradley Whitford) 1619919033.0
Musk then went back to his usual tweeting.
It's unclear if he internalized any of the information in these reactions.
Musk will be hosting SNL this coming Saturday, May 8, along with Miley Cyrus as a musical guest.