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Pop star Miley Cyrus has committed the anti-“woke” crime of being friendly with Elon Musk, the eccentric entrepreneur best known for investing billions of dollars into trying to make humanity a multi-planet species by colonizing Mars.
After word broke that Musk and Cyrus are set to appear on “Saturday Night Live” on May 8th, with Musk hosting and Cyrus performing, a fan of the duo tweeted a meme to the billionaire depicting his head on the pop star’s body.
The original photo was snapped from the music video of Miley’s popular 2013 song “Wrecking Ball.”
Look at the meme below:
— Owen Sparks 🌎 (@OwenSparks_) April 28, 2021
In response to the meme, Musk, who’s known for being extraordinarily down to Earth, replied by writing, “Might be something there haha.”
This caught the attention of Cyrus, who retweeted his reply the following day and wrote, “🚀 @elonmusk I’m down if you are! 🌙 #MileyAndMusk to the moon!”
Might be something there haha
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2021
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 29, 2021
No big deal, right? Wrong.
The fun banter provoked outrage from a select few “woke” leftists.
Delete this we will pretend that we didn’t see
— 🖤 (@IStanMileyCyrus) April 29, 2021
Bestieeeee it’s not too late delete this
— Lay Lay 🍄 (@livetosingxo) April 29, 2021
delete office lady delete
— jay 🜃 (luckless) (@jxvintage) April 29, 2021
no thanks we only want miley
— bobby. (@bawbbyshere) April 29, 2021
Miley please you don’t have to pretend to like him
— lex (@cluelessgemini) April 29, 2021
But the woke were in the minority. As of Saturday morning, Cyrus’s tweet boasted 33,000 likes, 4,000 retweets and only 1,000 comments, most of them positive.
The same thing happened when “Saturday Night Live” announced in an April 24th tweet that Musk and Cyrus would be on together on May 8th. Again a small minority of the perpetually aggrieved “woke” rushed to scream foul.
Look (*Language warning):
Elon Musk is an anti-vax, union busting, covid super spreading piece of shit. Fuck him and fuck @nbcsnl for giving him a platform. This is the 2021 equivalent of when trump hosted in 2015.
— That Guy (@ThatGuy3002) April 24, 2021
Is SNL going to have a skit where Elon Musk pretends that he’s an expert on medical ventilators, and spreads a bunch of harmful information during a pandemic?
How about one where he uses his fanbase to pump scam currency markets?
— ClearingTheFog (@clearing_fog) April 24, 2021
It’s funny how actors of color have to be well on their way to EGOT to get a hosting gig but a reckless MAGA COVID-denying businessman can just strut into the show. Yuck.
— Small Screen Girl (@KiraJW) April 25, 2021
understanding your thing for power hungry carnival barkers whose main talent is to take credit while others do the work, there may be better choices than an anti-union CEO who made his way in the world based on his family’s apartheid emeralds
— klaus future (@klausfuture) April 25, 2021
The guy was spreading covid misinformation but sure whatever
— Tyler King (@TylerAKing) April 24, 2021
I can’t believe they put one of my favorite people with one of my absolute least favorite people. Nobody wants Elon Musk on SNL, even the cast hates him. They should have given Miley double duty she’d be a great host
— Georgia👑 (@Georgia39410) April 25, 2021
They’re upset because apparently, just like the Biden administration’s top coronavirus “expert,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, Musk mistakenly shared coronavirus misinformation during the start of the pandemic.
It appears they’re also mad that he’s a highly successful billionaire who’s on the path to one day achieving one of the greatest feats in humanity’s history.
But again, they’re the minority. As of Saturday morning, SNL’s tweet boasted 27,000 likes, 16,000 retweets and 8,000 comments, meaning there was no ratio. However, the latter Twitter user had a point when he wrote that “even the cast hates him.”
“After the announcement [on April 24th], cast members Bowen Yang, Aidy Bryant, and Andrew Dismukes appeared to show their unhappiness at the decision in a handful of cryptic social media posts,” according to The Independent.
“Yang, a staff writer on SNL since 2018, posted a frowning emoji on Instagram seemingly in response to the announcement. Yang also later shared a screenshot of [a tweet from] Musk … adding: ‘What the f*** does this even mean?'”
Yang had reportedly been responding to this tweet that Musk had posted immediately after SNL’s announcement:
Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is 😈
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021
“Shortly after Musk’s forthcoming stint as host was announced, Aidy Bryant – a regular on the show since 2012 and star of Shrill – shared a tweet from Bernie Sanders, which many have taken as her disapproval of the hosting decision,” The Independent continued.
Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang’s posts on their instagram stories after Elon Musk was announced as the next SNL host!!! Even the show’s cast hates him!!!!! Why didn’t they just give Miley Cyrus double duty as she deserves!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0Ivu8BUwX6
— Georgia👑 (@Georgia39410) April 25, 2021
Page Six confirmed Friday that, thanks to the cast’s bellyaching, they “won’t be forced to appear alongside controversial billionaire Elon Musk when he hosts the show.”
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