August 1, 2021

TV – Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger’s syndrome

“I have reinvented the electric car and I am sending people to the planet Mars on a rocket.” “Do you really think I would be a relaxed and normal guy?” says the boss of Tesla and Space X on the SNL show.

AFP

Guest on Saturday night of the American satirical comedy show SNL (Saturday Night Live), Elon Musk, the whimsical boss of Tesla and SpaceX, revealed to have Asperger’s syndrome (SA) and rented the cryptocurrency Dogecoin. He boasted of being the first person with this syndrome to be invited to the SNL show. “Or at least the first to admit it,” he argued. “Look, I know I’m saying or posting weird things, but that’s the way my brain works,” Musk said.

“To all the people I have offended I say: I have reinvented the electric car and I am sending people to the planet Mars aboard a rocket”. “Do you really think I would be a relaxed and normal guy?” AS is a form of autism. It is a neurodevelopmental disorder of genetic origin, characterized by significant difficulties in social interactions.

All dressed in black

Elon Musk, who had played down the coronavirus, tried to redeem himself, all dressed in black, saying that “the masks made sense.” He refrained from smoking a joint live, recalling that he was criticized for having done so in a podcast.

Highly anticipated for this humorous live meeting, the controversial multibillionaire, a big believer in cryptocurrencies, did not fail to rent Dogecoin again, a digital currency initially created as a joke, which he helped to legitimize in his tweets. During a sketch where we keep asking him the question “what is Dogecoin?” Elon Musk ends up answering: “it is an unstoppable financial vehicle that will conquer the world”. And to add enthusiastically: “forward to the Moon!” SNL’s unusual guest performance, however, did not send the price of Dogecoin to the Moon, which fell 5 cents on the show to close around 55 cents.

The 49-year-old mogul, whose announcement of participation in the cult comedy show had raised a semblance of controversy, played the game. Disguised as Wario, the enemy of the hero of the Super Mario video game, Elon Musk has assured “not to be diabolical but only misunderstood”. The founder of SpaceX also showed a dark humor by sending an astronaut to Mars to whom he assures that he “will not survive this mission” and whose head explodes in the helmet live on the screens of Times Square .

And in a Chinese rocket spike whose uncontrolled return to earth on Saturday night released debris in the Indian Ocean, the hosts of the show asked themselves: “but why is Elon Musk the guest of the show ? Now we know, he needed an alibi! ”.

(AFP)