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Elon Musk seems more concerned about pitching “SNL” skits than facing backlash.
The controversial Tesla CEO asked fans to share their sketch ideas as he prepares to host “SNL” on May 8 — after some of the show’s stars expressed outrage that he nabbed the gig.
“Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?” the 49-year-old asked his 52.5 million Twitter followers over the weekend.
Musk followed up the tweet with three of his own pitches: “Woke James Bond,” “Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank,” and “Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony.”
Many of the responses to Musk’s tweets were zingers.
“You meeting with SNL writers using the same motivational techniques you use with $TSLA engineers. Elon: I need this done tomorrow or you’re fired. SNL Writer: In your dreams a––hole,” one user responded.
Another followed with, “*some writer pitches idea* Elon pauses “You can go, thanks.” “Whom else has an idea? We are optimizing for laughs. Typical audience laugh targets are stagnant at 68%. A good idea is one that gets us to 70-72%.”
Musk’s comments during the COVID-19 pandemic have been polarizing — like when he called the pandemic “dumb” in March 2020. Two Tesla plant employees also claimed last year that they were fired after staying home because of the virus, although Musk said attendance was not mandatory.
In recent weeks he said that a “bunch of people will probably die” during his planned Mars mission.
Both “Saturday Night Live” cast members and fans were in an uproar after Musk was announced as host.
“What the f––k does this even mean,” star Bowen Yang, 30, wrote on his Instagram Story after Musk tweeted, “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is.”
In response to the backlash, a source told Page Six that the show’s boss, Lorne Michaels, would never force a cast member to work with Musk if they don’t want to. “Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,” the source explained adding Michaels “won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.”
No cast members have pulled out of working on the upcoming show with Musk — so far.
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