Saturday Night Live star Michael Che is sparking backlash for the second week in a row over controversial comments he made on the shows Weekend Update segment.
Che, who co-hosts Weekend Update with Colin Jost, saw a slew of upset viewers take to Twitter to accuse him of sexist and ageist comments after making a joke about a 67-year-old woman giving birth to a child.
Che told the story and delivered an off-color punchline noting that she set a record for most friction, which elicited a smattering of laughs and groans from the crowd.
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See, you guys dont realize this but that joke took me like four hours to write, he said. I had much better punchlines but the fellas at NBC standards said they were all too dirty.
Che continued: Like, at first I was gonna say, Well I hope that kid likes his milk chalky! But they said, You cant say that on TV. It was my second favorite punchline! My first favorite being, She can breastfeed just by standing over the crib. Thats a good one, right? Nope, NBC said, Too gross, which is ridiculous. Too gross would be like if I said, Doctors described the birth as pulling a penny out of a wad of gum.
Now that would be too gross, he concluded. Even I wouldnt tell that joke on TV.
Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to let NBC and Che know of their outrage.
Hey @nbcsnl, Michael Ches sexist punchlines were offensive and degrading. Punching down on women is not good comedy, and Michael Che is just showing his disdain for them. He shouldnt be on your broadcast, one user wrote.
Michael Che......not cool dude, you need to check yourself and get off the race card and the misogynistic comments!!! Whats happening to SNL????? another user wrote.
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Please cut #michaelche @nbcsnl because hes not funny. The fact that hes a bitter, rude man whos target audience is frat boys isnt the point. Hes not funny. #makesnlfunnyagain, someone else commented.
Ches comments come just one week after fans were upset that he misgendered Caitlyn Jenner for a punchline on last weeks episode, which users were all too happy to bring up this time around.
Dear@nbcsnl: Time to dump #misogynistic #transphobic #michaelche! B/w last weeks jokes re:@Caitlyn_Jenner this weeks lets make fun of older womens vaginas, its hard to understand why #SNL hasnt replaced him ( #Jost!) w some new energy, preferably female! someone noted.
During last weeks episode, Che was lambasting Kanye West by suggesting that hes turning into an older white woman.
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Now you might think that Im crazy but about five years ago, there was a fella named Bruce Jenner he said before the camera abruptly cut back to Jost.B: