Pete Davidson defends Elon Musk hosting 'SNL,' calling him 'the guy that makes the Earth better'

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  • Some "Saturday Night Live" cast members have spoken out against Elon Musk hosting the show.

  • Pete Davidson doesn't see the big deal and said when he meets Musk he's going to ask for a Tesla.

  • Musk has spread pandemic misinformation in the past and has mocked gender pronouns.

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There has been plenty of uproar over Elon Musk hosting this weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live," but cast member Pete Davidson doesn't get it.

"I don't know why people are freaking out," Davidson told Seth Meyers on "Late Night." "People are like, 'I can't believe Elon Musk is hosting,' you mean the guy that makes the Earth better and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?"

Musk dealt with controversy in the past ranging from spreading misinformation about the pandemic and mocking gender pronouns. It has led to some "SNL" cast members speaking out against the Tesla and SpaceX founder hosting.

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Elon Musk. Frederic J. Brown/Getty

But Davidson is all for sharing the stage with Musk. And to do more than that, in fact.

When Meyers asked Davidson if he would go to space if Musk asked him, Davidson said he "100 percent" would.

"Would you get stoned with him?" Meyers followed up with.

"A hundred thousand percent," Davidson said.

The "King of Staten Island" star said he is having dinner with Musk Wednesday night as they prep for the Tesla CEO hosting on Saturday. It will be the first time he will have met Musk.

"I'm really excited," Davidson said of getting the chance to meet the billionaire. "I'm going to ask him for a Tesla."

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