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 be suffering from Asperger's syndrome (AS).
This form of autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder of genetic origin characterized by significant difficulties in social interactions.
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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?"
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.
Disguised as Wario, the enemy of the hero of the Super Mario video game, Elon Musk assured "
not to be diabolical but only misunderstood
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Highly anticipated for this humorous live meeting, the controversial multi-billionaire, a big believer in cryptocurrencies, also praised Dogecoin, a digital currency originally created as a joke, which he helped 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 which 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.