SNL cast members will not be forced to appear alongside Elon Musk

Saturday Night Live cast members will not be forced to appear on next weekend's show along side controversial host Elon Musk, it was reported on Friday, amid an outcry from some at the Tesla CEO being selected to host the show.

After SNL announced on Saturday that Musk will host the May 8 episode, cast members Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant posted Instagram Stories taking aim at the billionaire.  

'Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don't have to do it,' a source told The New York Post. 

They said that Lorne Michaels, the boss of SNL, 'won't ever make them do anything they don't want to do.' 

Several Saturday Night Live cast members have aimed sly digs at Elon Musk in their Instagram stories, expressing annoyance that the Tesla CEO has been selected to host the show

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Several Saturday Night Live cast members have aimed sly digs at Elon Musk in their Instagram stories, expressing annoyance that the Tesla CEO has been selected to host the show

None of the cast members of SNL have yet pulled out of the show due to Musk hosting

None of the cast members of SNL have yet pulled out of the show due to Musk hosting

No cast members have pulled out of the show yet, the paper said. 

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday. 

The source added: 'Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character. He's very much a showman.' 

Musk, known for his unique banter on Twitter, tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is.' 

Yang posted the tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean'.

And hours after the hosting announcement, Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders calling it a 'moral obscenity' that the 50 richest people in America own more than the bottom half combined.

Bowen Yang

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Bowen Yang posted Musk's tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean' after Musk tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is'

Bowen Yang posted Musk's tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean' after Musk tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is'

Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season after serving as a writer since 2017, also joined in, joking 'Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri' in reference to the former SNL star.

The snide remarks were made on Stories that disappear after 24 hours, but eagle-eyed fans took screenshots. 

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