At Least One SNL Cast Member Is A Musk-A-Teer. Pete Davidson Doesn’t Understand His Colleagues Beef With Elon Musk Hosting.

Pete Davidson attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Pete Davidson has more tattoos, and apparently a hell of a lot more common sense than most of his fellow Saturday Night Live cast-mates. 

Elon Musk is set to host SNL on Saturday May 8, and when it was initially announced, some of Davidson’s more shortsighted and thinner skinned colleagues were worked up about it. 

Davidson brought a sense of reason to the whole thing, saying this on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”  “I don’t know why people are freaking out.  They’re like, ‘Oh I can’t believe that Elon Musk is hosting!’ I’m like, the guy that makes the earth better, ind of makes cool things and sends people to Mars?”

Unless the easily offended fraction of the SNL cast is opposed to huge ratings and actual relevancy, it really is hard to fathom how there could be a problem with Musk hosting. It’s not like he’s a Republican or something, which would have launched a full boycott. 

As for the tattoos, Davidson said he’s been working hard on having the dozens he has all over his body removed and burned off. He said now that he’s done that, he has received a lot more opportunities to act in movies.  “You have to get there three hours earlier to cover all your tattoos, because for some reason, people in movies, they don’t have them that much.  

“So now I’m burning them off, but burning them off is worse than getting them, because not only are they, like, burning off your skin, but you’re wearing these big goggles, right? So you can’t see anything and the doctor’s in there with you.”

Davidson had some advice for anyone considering covering their body with ink. “If you’re going to get tattoos, just make sure you really, really want it — and aren’t on mushrooms.”

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