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Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live: “I have Asperger”

Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live: “I have Asperger”

Elon Musk suffers from Asperger’s syndrome.

It was Musk himself who declared it on the evening of Saturday 8 May, when he took the stage of the legendary Saturday Night Live.

As happens with every appearance of the multibillionaire and CEO of Tesla, even last Saturday’s was a freewheeling show. Which had its highlight in the confession of SpaceX’s number one about his health.

Elon Musk has Asperger’s

On Saturday 8 May, as soon as he appeared on video, Elon Musk immediately set fire to Saturday Night Live.

These are his words: “I am making history because I am the first person with Asperger’s syndrome to host the show. Or, at least, the first to admit it “.

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live, which airs every Saturday night on NBC, is one of the longest-running comedy and variety shows in television history, as well as being among the most successful.

Aired from 11 October 1975, in the initial part, Saturday Night Live includes a monologue given by the special guest of the episode. That last Saturday it was Elon Musk.

And which, as always happens to him, did not disappoint expectations.

What Elon Musk said about Asperger’s

Elon Musk did what he does best: Elon Musk. In other words, he touched on a series of unrelated topics, with his unmistakable style composed of short sentences and always rather eccentric, if not frankly difficult to decipher.

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But this time it was Musk himself who explained to the Saturday Night Live audience the reason for his bizarre (and now famous) way of arguing, in the most anticipated Saturday Night Live episode of the year.

For the first time in its history, in fact, NBC’s cult program was also live streamed on YouTube in over one hundred countries, from the UK to Australia.

Elon Musk admitted that his statements, as well as his tweets, are not always the best of clarity.

I know I sometimes say or post weird things, but that’s how my brain works. Often, after saying something, I have to point out that I’m serious, Tesla’s number one said. Which he added: “To anyone who is offended, I just want to say that I have reinvented electric cars, and I am sending people to Mars on a rocket. How could you think I was a quiet and normal type? “

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And back to the opening line, when he claimed to be the first Saturday Night Live host to admit he has Asperger’s, the reference was most likely to Dan Aykroyd. The actor, a guest on the show in 2003, hadn’t mentioned the pathology he suffers from exactly like Musk.

Asperger’s syndrome

After the episode of Saturday Night Live, the audience is divided: did Musk tell the truth, or is it yet another self-promotional shot?

Waiting for the answer (if it ever comes) we remember that Asperger’s syndrome takes its name from the German doctor who described it in 1944. The syndrome falls on the autism spectrum, and is defined as a pervasive developmental disorder. That is, it can also severely inhibit the mental development of the person affected, who still maintains an average cognitive profile and learning ability.

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Bill Gates and Greta Thunberg also suffer from it.

Musk’s show

As is his habit, Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live didn’t just talk about one topic.

Musk, who showed up in a black suit and T-shirt, joked about his son’s nameX Æ A-12, showing off the best of his cryptic style: “It is pronounced cat running on the keyboard”.

At one point, the billionaire called his mother, Maye, a former model and now nutrition guru, to the stage. Several themes were touched upon, including the consumption of *********, and thanks to the special effects Musk transformed himself into different characters, such as Super Mario. In addition to having played himself in a sketch on SpaceX.

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Reactions to Musk’s presence on Saturday Night Live

Every appearance or statement by Elon Musk is a small earthquake.

Meanwhile, many analysts noted that, during his talk at NBC, companies competing with Tesla bought advertising space to sponsor their own electric cars. Audi did it with e-tron, Ford with Mustang Mach-e, Volkswagen with ID 4 and Lucid Motors with Lucid Air.

But most of all, it seems that while the CEO of SpaceX was speaking, many have decided to sell their virtual coinsmaking the value of the Dogecoin drop in a short time from 69 to 56 cents: a lightning-fast drop of 12%.

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Contrary to what happened a few days ago, when a joke by the tycoon had made the value of the cryptocurrency skyrocket.

Who knows if this time Elon Musk’s fans got scared at the announcement of his illness, or if they didn’t like the exchange with his mother Maye.

“I’m thrilled with the Mother’s Day gift,” Musk’s mother said. She that she specified: “But I just hope it is not in Dogecoin”. “Of course it is,” the son replied.