Woody Harrelson Sparks Controversy With ‘SNL’ Monologue That Has Elon Musk Calling It A “Good One”

Woody Harrelson left the Saturday Night Live audience in splits with his monologue as the actor hosted the NBC sketch show for the fifth time.

The True Detective alum took the stage and delivered remarks calling for mandates on the Covid vaccine.

“The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes, and people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over,” Woody Harrelson said about an alleged film script he read.

Woody Harrelson’s punchline followed with the host adding, “I threw the script away. I mean, who is going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day long.”

The actor ended the joke by saying that he did not need the mandate to take the drugs that the cartels were forcing him to take.

In the past, Harrelson has called out the government and drug companies for profiting from the Covid pandemic and many on social media believed his SNL monologue was one of those examples.

Twitter CEO, Elon Musk called Harrelson’s monologue “good one” as a debate took place on social media following the late-night show airing.

In another tweet, Musk congratulated the NBC show, tweeting, “So based. Nice work @nbcsnl!”

As the media reported on Harrelson’s monologue, social media users who are conspiracy theorists began responding to one user by saying, “Maybe he doesn’t realize that his propaganda is false? “

Another user made headlines by saying that Harrelson was spreading an anti-vaxxer conspiracy, to which Musk replied with an aimed emoji.

Although Musk liked Harrelson’s monologue, other users expressed opposing views.

“It’s such an incredibly selfish & privileged position, the anti-vax, anti-lockdown, covid conspiracy one. Woody Harrelson, & those supporting such bs, are only able to do so because they themselves are ok,” a Twitter user shared. “Nobody who suffered or lost loved ones to Covid talks like that.”

Author and TV writer Lee Goldberg, whose credits include The Glades and Psych, shared his opinion on Twitter.

“Thank you, @nbcsnl, for Woody Harrelson’s insipid anti-vax monologue. Who are going to have guest host next week, Scott Baio? Rob Schneider? Kevin Sorbo? Maybe invite Kanye back while you’re at it,” he shared.

Information Source: Deadline

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