Elon Musk dubbed 'robotic' in SNL promo as he bizarrely promises to behave during the show

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# 07 May 2021 12:48 (UTC +04:00)

SpaceX founder Elon Musk was picked as a guest host for ‘Saturday Night Live’ show on 8 May to get the programme rolling alongside pop singer Miley Cyrus, APA reports citing Sputnik.

While Musk’s appearance was hailed by some starring cast members, including Pete Davidson, many haven’t been at ease, recalling the entrepreneur’s controversial statements during the pandemic.

Elon Musk may have his own fans and haters, and it’s not surprising that his upcoming performance on Saturday Night Live (SNL) is sending ripples through both camps. But when it comes to acting… well, people are almost unanimous here: Musk’s attempt to promote the long-running Saturday night sketch comedy show in a newly released trailer was really not his best performance.

​Appearing alongside Miley Cyrus and SNL cast member Cecily Strong, the tech maverick has promised to be ‘goodish’ in honour of Mother’s Day celebrations despite his acknowledged ‘wild card’ character. In another trailer he also boasted about his recent ‘successful’ rocket launch, while Strong noted that she had also accomplished much by doing her laundry (not really).

But the promo clip left many viewers really unimpressed – the critics moved to slam Musk’s “robotic” performance and real-time “overacting” that many said was kind of cringe.