Entertainment Miley Cyrus promotes SNL appearance with Elon Musk to cold response
Some 'SNL' cast members don't seem thrilled that Elon Musk is signed on to host
Aidy Bryant, Bowen Yang, and Andrew Dismukes appeared to react to the controversial May 8 lineup on social media the day after it was announced.Hours after NBC posted the lineup, which features Miley Cyrus as the musical guest, Musk reiterated the news on Twitter. "Am hosting SNL on May 8," the 49-year-old wrote to his 52 million followers.
received plenty of feedback from fans after promoting her upcoming appearance with .
Cyrus and Musk are slated to appear in a dual appearance on the May 8 edition of the NBC stalwart.
A fan tweeted a picture to Musk with him sitting on a massive wrecking ball in a parody of her 2013 video for the hit Wrecking Ball. The fan captioned the shot: 'Alright Elon just…. hear me out.'
Musk said in response, 'Might be something there haha,' to which Cyrus responded, 'I’m down if you are!' with an emoji of a rocket, moon and Saturn. She added, '#MileyAndMusk to the moon!'
'SNL' cast members appear to have deleted veiled criticism of Elon Musk hosting an upcoming show
Posts from 'SNL' cast members - which appeared to be a rebelling against the decision to invite Elon Musk to host on May 8 - have disappeared.After NBC announced that the Tesla and SpaceX CEO would be the guest host on May 8, some cast members did not seem thrilled with the news.
Some took Cyrus to task among her cozy demeanor with the SpaceX magnate, who Forbes has estimated to be worth in the neighborhood of $177 billion.
One user wrote, 'Delete this we will pretend that we didn't see,' while another said, 'Bestieeeee it’s not too late delete this.'
A Cyrus fan wrote, 'Miley please you don’t have to pretend to like him,' while another said, 'No thanks we only want miley.'
Another user brought up Musk's massive wealth, writing: 'Yes queen infiltrate and redistribute that wealth we love to see it.'
Other past business moguls to host the show include late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1990, and former NBC programming president Brandon Tartikoff in 1983.
'SNL' alum Conan O'Brien called Elon Musk a 'dream guest' for the show
Conan O'Brien was a writer for "SNL" from 1988 to 1991 and said that non-comedians were funnier in sketches because they were "fish out of water."Some current cast members including Aidy Bryant, Bowen Yang, and Andrew Dismukes didn't seem thrilled that Musk had signed to host the May 8 show, and have since deleted posts that appeared to be thinly-veiled digs at the Tesla CEO.
Cyrus has been a musical guest on the show on five previous occasions.
Her most recent came in April 2020 during an at-home episode in which she sang the Pink Floyd song Wish You Were Here. She's hosted the show in 2011, 2013 and 2015, also being the musical guest in the latter two.
The music superstar is getting ready to release a collaboration with The Kid Laroi's called Without You, which is set to be released Friday.
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