What does Elon Musk not do

No joke: Elon Musk is not welcome

Elon Musk, 49, is not wanted. At least not everywhere. The success-spoiled boss of the electric car manufacturer Tesla and the space company SpaceX is well known not only a very busy entrepreneur, but also a gifted self-marketer. His last stunt was the announcement to appear on May 8 as a guest presenter on "Saturday Night Live" (SNL): This would take the man on the stage of America's most famous sketch comedy show and would be the first non-actor there since Donald Trump before six Years. Musk then casually cut out this tweet: "We'll see how live SNL really is." And that apparently didn't go down well.

Musk's appearance should be "morally obscene"?

Some of the regular cast members are far from happy with Musk. Comedian Bowen Yang wrote in an Instagram story that he had hoped that Musk's announcement was "just a bad joke": "I don't even know what the hell he meant by his tweet." And his colleague Aidy Bryant published the screenshot of a tweet by Bernie Sanders, in which the politician complained about the wealth gap in the USA, a clear blow to Musk, after all the third richest person in the world: "It is absurd that the 50 richest in this country have more money than the roughly 165 million poorest. That is a moral obscenity. "

Let's find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is 😈

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021

Fans of the show are trying to spark a shit storm against Musk's appearance. And are not very squeamish about it. Among other things, they accuse him of providing false information about the corona pandemic because in March 2020 he described the virus concern as "stupid" and published the prognosis that there will be "hardly more than zero cases" in the USA. Others consider Musk to be inhumane because he once said in an interview that “a lot of people will probably die” on his Mars mission. Comment: “How can you give such a guy such a legendary platform at SNL? Isn't it enough to have made this mistake with Trump? "

Invulnerable: Musk can no longer embarrass anything

In short, a billionaire can't, shouldn't, shouldn't be funny. When it comes to an appearance as a comedian, Musk will not only strengthen the regular cast for the skits, but also give the opening monologue. This is the ultimate difficulty: Can Musk do stand-up comedy? In any case, he can do cabaret if you want to include his sometimes erratic messages on the short message service Twitter. Musk is in an enviable, invulnerable state, not least because of his unbridled lust for quick, embarrassing, insulting or simply nonsensical tweet: Because you can trust him to do everything, nothing can embarrass him.

Whatever. Musk will be able to assert himself, he has a large following on Twitter. And in addition to his love of Twitter, he can also refer to his experience in film and show business, just think of his guest appearances on "Iron Man 2", "The Big Bang Theory" and the animated series "The Simpsons". Nothing the man doesn't do: He's even been active as a rapper, just think of the almost two-minute song "RIP Harambe" from 2019. Speaking of music: Musk will be supported by the experienced Miley Cyrus as a musical guest at SNL - it is her sixth appearance on the show.