“Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,” a source told Page Six. “[SNL boss] Lorne Michaels won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.”
Although no cast members have pulled out of the show just yet, a few have taken to social media to criticize the controversial host.
Writer Andrew Dismukes took Instagram to take a shot at the tech billionaire: “Only CEO I want to do a sketch with is Cher-E Oteri,” over a photo of “SNL” alum Cheri Oteri.
After Musk tweeted, “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is,” cast member Bowen Yang responded via his Instagram story: “What the f–k does this even mean?”
Additionally, Aidy Bryant appeared to criticize Musk this week, as the 33-year-old cast member reposted a tweet by Bernie Sanders that called it a “moral obscenity” that “the 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.”