While the Associated Press described Musk’s performance as a mixture of humility and arrogance, the 49-year-old Tesla boss and SpaceX founder came to promote his brand.
“The moderation on Saturday Night Live is awesome, and I mean that. Sometimes when I say something, I have to add that I mean it,” said Musk, accused of speaking very monotonously. He also said he was the first superviser of the show with Asperger’s syndrome – or at least the first to admit it.
According to the Associated Press, this may be the first time a successful businessman has publicly said that he suffers from this mild type of autism, which, among other things, makes social connections difficult.
In one scene, Musk plays a fictional financial analyst. He also referred to dogecoin and confessed with a laugh, “Yes, it’s a hoax.” The coin slid 28 percent after the program aired on cryptocurrency exchange Binance, according to Reuters.
Video: Elon Musk at the SNL Show (May 8, 2021):
In the live broadcast, Musk did not leave the jokes on his own, which Reuters also attributes to the show’s scriptwriters, who tried to quell Musk’s strange appearance on television. “To everyone who has ever insulted him, I mean I invented a new version of electric cars and sent people to Mars in a space rocket. Do you think I would be a normal, wonderful man?” Musk said.
The decision to cast the hit show as guest moderator Mosca was met with criticism. According to some SNLs, at a time of massive financial disparity due to the covid-19 pandemic, they are celebrating an incredibly wealthy man and woman who downplayed the severity of the coronavirus on Twitter.
Musk is possibly the richest anchor that has ever appeared on a TV show. Forbes estimates his fortune at $ 151 billion (more than three trillion crowns). However, he is not the first wealthy businessman in the exhibition’s 40-year history. In 1996, Steve Forbes published it, and in 2004 and 2015, former US President Donald Trump published it. Since taking office in 2016, the statesman has become the main target of political jokes and sketches.
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