Elon Musk has been referred to as out for incorrectly claiming to be the “first individual with Asperger’s” to host “Saturday Evening Dwell” — with many noting that former solid member Dan Aykroyd probably nabbed that title 18 years in the past.
The billionaire Tesla CEO made the declare throughout his opening monologue on Saturday’s episode, whereas publicly revealing his prognosis for the primary time.
“I’m truly making historical past tonight as the primary individual with Asperger’s [syndrome] to host. Or at the very least the primary to confess it,” Musk instructed the viewers.
However others on social media had been fast to level out that the excellence belonged to Aykroyd, who returned in 2003 for internet hosting duties.
“Dan Aykroyd is autistic and hosted SNL in 2003. In case anybody forgot,” wrote one Twitter user.
One other added, “Good on Musk for being open about his autism. Nevertheless it takes seconds of analysis to search out he was not the primary.”
Aykroyd, who served as a solid member from 1975 to 1979, has spoken publicly about residing with Asperger’s.
“I’ve Asperger’s however I can handle it,” Aykroyd told the Daily Mail in 2014. “It wasn’t recognized till the early ’80s when my spouse persuaded me to see a health care provider.”