Comedians Dave Chappelle and Joe Rogan speculated that woke culture drove the early backlash to billionaire Elon Musk ahead of his hosting gig on “SNL.”
Chappelle sat for over three hours in an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast posted Friday, with Musk’s divisive foray into sketch comedy just one of the topics discussed.
Rogan speculated that people felt Musk was problematic because of his comments downplaying the COVID-19 pandemic and his vast wealth.
“No one is woke enough,” Rogan said.
“They don’t, they can’t appreciate the fact that you’re dealing with literally one of the most brilliant men that’s ever lived that’s gonna come do your show,” he went on.
Chappelle, puffing on a cigarette for much of the interview, found the reaction to Musk “puzzling” and didn’t know what sparked criticism of the pick.
“Again like you say no one can be woke enough,” Chappelle said.
“I’m torn because I like a warrior for a good cause but I’m really into tactics,” he added.