• Elon Musk misspoke when he claimed that he was the first individual with Asperger's to host "SNL"
  • Several netizens said the first "SNL" host with Asperger's syndrome was Dan Aykroyd
  • Many Twitter users also defended Musk because he also said he was "at least the first to admit it"

Elon Musk claimed that he was the first "Saturday Night Live" host with Asperger's syndrome, but Twitter users disagreed with him.

The SpaceX CEO hosted "SNL" this week and he made a surprising revelation that he has Asperger's. He also claimed that he was the first individual diagnosed with the syndrome to host the live comedy show.

"I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host 'SNL'," he said during the show.

Musk waited for the crowd to stop from clapping before adding, "Or at least the first to admit it." However, many immediately corrected him saying the first "SNL" host with Asperger's syndrome was Dan Aykroyd.

"But Dan Aykroyd was actually the first person with Asperger's to host the show long ago. Not only that but he was a cast member. That's pretty cool, but Elon misspoke," one commented.

"Elon Musk claiming to be the first 'SNL' host with 'Asperger's' isn't even true, Dan Aykroyd has Tourette's and autism, he received an 'Asperger's' dx in the 80s," another tweeted.

"When Elon Musk claims he’s the first SNL host with Aspergers but he was not informed about Dan Aykroyd and Jerry Seinfeld," a third netizen wrote.

"In his monologue, Elon Musk said he's the first SNL host with Asperger's, but I believe that honor may go to Dan Aykroyd?" a fourth user added.

"A neat thread about other #autistic folks who have hosted / performed on Saturday Night Live! As many other have pointed out, Elon Musk is not the first autistic host - that honor goes to original cast member @Dan_Aykroyd!" a fifth netizen commented.

Meanwhile, many defended Musk by quoting a portion of his statement that many seemed to overlook. Others praised the Tesla CEO for opening up about his condition because, for them, his admission of his Asperger's syndrome diagnosis is an inspiration to others.

"He specifically stated in his opening monologue that he is the first person to admit while on the show. Dan Aykroyd didn’t say anything until years and years later," one commented.

"I REALLY don’t understand how people are missing this part. I’m over the whole thing where people look for something to be mad about," a second user agreed.

"He literally said he was at least 'the first to admit it'," a third user wrote.

"If you really think about it, Elon Musk’s announcement on SNL is inspiring. It really shows what any of us on the spectrum can achieve if we work hard enough and inherit Zambian emerald mine money," a fourth user tweeted.

"I will admit it made me very happy to see someone with some of the same autistic behaviors as me on television. I don't see that too often. I'm not suddenly dropping everything to defend Elon, obviously, but it was nice to see that nonetheless," a fifth netizen added.

Meanwhile, some netizens said Musk's announcement did not surprise them because his symptoms were obvious to them.

Elon Musk And Maye Musk
Pictured: Elon Musk with his mother Maye during the monologue on “Saturday Night Live.” Will Heath/NBC