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'SNL': Elon Musk Causes Controversy With Medical Reveal During Monologue

Parker Published On Mon May 10 2021   Modified On Mon May 10 2021
'SNL': Elon Musk Causes Controversy With Medical Reveal During Monologue

The Founder and CEO of Tesla Elon Musk caused Controversy with Medical Reveal During Monologue.

Elon Musk is a business magnate, industrial designer, and engineer. He is the founder, CEO, CTO, and chief designer of SpaceX, and product architect of Tesla. Further, he is one of the richest people in the world.

Elon Musk recently appeared in Saturday Night Live (SNL) and raised a stir with an off-handed comment about his own neuro divergence. The centibillionare claimed he was making history as the first person with Asperger Syndrome to host the legendary sketch show. Because of the statement, several problems are troubling viewers on social media.

Elon Musk is also known for his controversies.

Elon Musk in a show with his controversial tweets.
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Musk made several jokes at his own expense in the opening monologue, including several playing on his neurodivergent. The term "Asperger Syndrome" instead refers to the "Autism spectrum" by medical professionals.

Additionally, Musk is not the first person on the Autism spectrum to host the show. The most prominent example is Dan Aykroyd, who hosted the show in 2003. The musician David Byrne has hosted SNL twice and was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.

After hearing a successful figure like Musk representing neuro divergence on the most popular TV show, many viewers are supporting him online. However, where some appreciated the way he took the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder in stride, on the other hand, some accused Musk of "fetishizing" neurodivergent.

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Some people questioned Musk whether he had truly received an Asperger's diagnosis. Many people saw this as another businessman ploys to distract from his controversial history of mistreating workers and endangering customers. Nevertheless, after his appearance in SNL, few people seem to have changed their feelings for him. 

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