SNL cast members won't be forced to act alongside host Elon Musk if they don't want to, report says
Saturday Night Live" cast members don't have to act with Elon Muskif they don't want to, a report says.
- But no cast members have pulled out of the show yet, a source told Page Six.
- The decision to have Musk host the show next week led to discontentment amongst some cast members.
But several members of the comedy show posted veiled criticisms on social media shortly after the announcement.Bowen Yang, who joined the show as a staff writer in 2018, posted a frowning emoji on his Instagram story around the same time the lineup was announced. It remains unclear whether Yang's story was related to the announcement. However, he later responded directly to Musk's tweet, writing: "what the f--- does this even mean" on his Instagram story. The comment is no longer on his account.
Aidy Bryant, a repertory player on the "SNL" roster since 2012, also reshared a tweet by Sen. Bernie Sanders about the "absurd" economic inequality in the US shortly after the announcement.
Although the tweet itself didn't directly mention Musk, it did point to the "50 wealthiest people in this country." With a net worth of $179.5 billion, Musk is on top of this list, according to Forbes. Fans have since noted that Bryant removed the retweet.Musk is expected to host SNL on May 8, with Miley Cyrus featuring as the musical guest.
NBC did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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