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In 1990, Saturday Night Live comedian Nora Dunn was dragged by fans and cast alike when she refused to participate in an episode hosted by misogynist and homophobic comedian Andrew Dice Clay. In the years following Donald Trump's SNL 2015 hosting gig, cast members like Taran Killam spoke of their "embarrassment" and regret appearing on an episode that helped normalize the would-be president. And though you would think we've learned in the six very short, but very tumultuous years since Trump danced to "Hotline Bling" like a charming uncle and not a man that would gleefully divide the country, this weekend brought the news that Elon Musk would be hosting on May 8. And it looks like behind-the-scenes turmoil over the announcement might be brewing.
Though most cast members' social media has been silent since Saturday, protests have popped up on Instagram Stories — some more subtle than others. While featured player Bowen Yang appears to have the strongest reaction on his Instagram, with two slides reacting to the news:
Others appear to be banding together with a more subtle take. Aidy Bryant, and writers Sudi Green and Anna Drezen all posted the same Bernie Sanders tweet, which was first posted to Twitter back on March 25.
A pointed move, when you consider that Musk was named the richest man in the world in March 21 ( with an estimated worth of $182 billion), just days before the Bernie tweet was posted.