When Saturday Night Live announced that Elon Musk would be hosting the show some people were less than thrilled. While some were over the moon about the choice (see what we did there?), others were both dumbfounded by the choice as much as they were upset by it. Multiple cast members that include Aidy Bryant, Bowen Yang, and Andrew Dismukes took small digs at the host on social media, causing a source with the show to report that no cast member will be forced to appear on this episode.
Last night, Pete Davidson went on Late Night w/ Seth Meyers and confessed he doesn’t quite understand all the hate. “I don’t know why people are freaking out,” Davidson said. “Like ‘Oh, I can’t believe that Elon Musk is hosting.’ And I’m like ‘The guy that makes the Earth better kinda and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?’” He also said that 100 percent he would go to space if Musk asked him to, and 1000 percent yes he would at the very least get stoned with him.
And while it is of course too early to tell whether or not Musk will crush it on the show, what we do know is this: Lots of people will be watching. Some people may even be hate watching, which helps the show get higher ratings all the same.