If there is one thing Elon Musk wants everyone to know about him, it is that he's funny. When Saturday Night Live announced that he would host this weekend, it seemed like a logical step for the internet's most famous wannabe memelord.
However, not everybody saw it that way. The announcement was met with significant backlash, though many of his fans defended the Tesla CEO. Unfortunately, his appearance on the show only helped to encourage the critics who had been vocal in the upcoming weeks.
From the cringey swipes at Gen Z to his incorrect claim that he was the first person with Asperger's to host, viewers panned the show as soon as it aired. Even his Dogecoin shoutout didn't go as planned, with shares plummeting as soon as he joked about gifting some to his mom for Mother's Day. The cherry on top was a sketch involving a trial for the murder of Super Mario, with Musk playing Wario as the prime suspect.
The zany costuming and questionable acting skills set off a torrent of memes about the performance — and predictably, most of them weren't flattering.