Miley Cyrus received backlash on social media after bantering with Elon Musk via Twitter ahead of their “Saturday Night Live” episode on May 8, although Musk’s upcoming appearance as the NBC show’s host caused outrage among cast members.
After a fan tweeted on Wednesday a Photoshopped image of Elon Musk on a wrecking ball in a nod to Miley Cyrus’ infamous 2013 music video, the controversial Tesla CEO, 49, replied, “Might be something there haha.”
The “Prisoner” singer, 28, then chimed in, “ @elonmusk I’m down if you are! #MileyAndMusk to the moon!” One Twitter user urged Miley Cyrus to “delete” her post so fans could “pretend that we didn’t see” it, while another tweeted, “yes queen infiltrate and redistribute that wealth we love to see it.”
However, others were quick to defend the “Hannah Montana” alum, noting that she likely had little to no say in which episode of “SNL” she got to perform on. “She has to promote the episode with him guys…..she has no choice,” one fan tweeted.