SNL's Pete Davidson defends Elon Musk and admits he doesn't know 'why people are freaking out' over him hosting show

SATURDAY Night Live's Pete Davidson doesn't see the big deal with Elon Musk hosting the popular sketch comedy show soon this week.

The longtime-running program has received backlash for their upcoming host who will be be joined by Miley Cyrus as the musical guest.

The 27-year-old appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers and talked about the controversial engineer guest-hosting the program this Saturday.

"What’s the big deal?" the comedian asked during his appearance, adding: "I don’t know why people are freaking out."

Pete continued: "They’re like, ‘Oh I can’t believe that Elon Musk is hosting!’ And I’m like, the guy that makes the earth better, kind of and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?"

Tne King Of Staten actor also revealed that he was having dinner with the SpaceX founder, along with showrunner Lorne Michaels, after the May 8th show.

Pete joked: "I’m really excited, man. I’m gonna ask him for like a Tesla or some s**t."

Last month, SNL shocked fans when they revealed the Tesla CEO would be headlining the sketch show.

“Guys please this better be a joke," one person wrote at the time, as another added, “Imagine ruining a great season with this and thinking it’s a good idea!!!!”

Others called for the NBC show to change its mind and remove Elon, 49, from the schedule.

Elon, who was recently spotted out and about with girlfriend and baby mama Grimes, asked fans for some comedy ideas for his SNL debut.

He tweeted: "Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?"

He then floated the jokes: "Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank" and "Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony."

Current cast member Chris Redd was quick to reply, as he tweeted back: "First I’d call Em sketches."

Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant have also showed their displeasure with the upcoming host.

The show's decision to peg Elon as host has ruffled some feathers and has reportedly left some cast members peeved.

A source told Page Six: "Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don't have to do it.

"Lorne won't ever make them do anything they don't want to do…"

The insider added: "Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character … He's very much a showman."

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