It was controversial from the moment it was announced. Many people — including some of the SNL cast members — objected to Space X/Telsa’s Elon Musk hosting the iconic show.
And on Monday the reviews weren’t good, with one tweet blasting him, saying ‘ ‘Now everyone knows he’s not funny, witty or clever’. Ouch.
Kicking off the monologue, Musk revealed he has Aspergers explaining:
“I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL. Or, at least the first to admit it, so I won’t make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don’t worry, I’m pretty good at running human in emulation mode.”
That got confusing laughs from the small studio audience.
At one point, he joked about OJ Simpson, which most people found offensive.
“And now, all the time, I hear ‘Elon Musk, all he ever does is smoke weed on podcasts.’ Like I go from podcast to podcast, lighting up joints. It happened once. It’s like reducing O.J. Simpson to ‘murderer,'” he said to a mixed reaction from the crowd. “That was one time. Fun fact: O.J. also hosted this show in ’79, and again in ’96. Killed both times.”
At least near the end he explained himself a bit:
“Look, I know I sometimes post or say strange things, but that’s just how my brain works. To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars on a rocket ship,” which elicited cheers from the crowd.