"Saturday Night Live" co-host, Michael Che, is facing a grand jury of his viewers after poking fun at a 67-year-old Chinese woman who recently became a mom.
"Saturday Night Live
" viewers have formed an accord to call for the removal of the reality talk show host,Michael Che
, over an allegedlyinappropriate joke directed
at a Chinese new mother.
Colin Jost, Michael Che during "Weekend Update" on May 18, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
Known for his comical remarks since joining the show in 2014, the SNL star went a little overboard this weekend with his misguided punchline, which viewers have interpreted as racist, sexist, and ageist.
The television personality made the comment at the "Weekend Update" segment of the SNL talk show, after narrating the story of a Chinese woman who gave birth to a child at sixty-seven.
Michael Che at St George Theatre on September 19, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images
Following his narrative, the reality star dropped his rehearsed punchline, stating that the lady "set the record for most friction."
At the time of delivering his groundbreaking teaser, the audience thought it funny as they immediately broke into a bout of laughter.
However, Twitter users seem to have a different opinion about the joke and have called out the star for being a misogynist, while referring to the joke as anything but funny.
"Michael Che….. not cool dude, you need to check yourself and get off the race card and the misogynistic comments!!! What's happening to SNL?"
"Hey @nbcsnl, Michael Che's 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 shouldn't be on your broadcast," another added.
While viewers found his comment on the new mom questionable, the television star opened up about his other joke options, which were even more uncensored but were discarded thanks to NBC standards.
Following his joke on "Weekend Update," the SNL icon explained that the punchline took him about four hours to come up with, also adding that his funnier jokes were considered "too dirty" by the NBC crew.
"Like at first, I was gonna say, 'Well, I hope that kid likes his milk chalky!' but they said, 'You can't say that on TV.' It was my second favorite punchline! My first favorite being, 'She can breastfeed just by standing over the crib,' that's a good one, right?"
Thankfully, NBC also thought it was gross, as did twitter users who gave him a taste of their outrage.
This would be the second weekend in a row that the opinionated show host would have daggers thrown at him for alleged misogynistic comments on his SNL show.
Last weekend, the star referred to Caitlyn Jenner's transgender transition, while making fun of Kanye's recent fashion choices.
"He used to be the coolest dude on earth," he said. "Now he's showing up to events in sweatpants and orthopedic sneakers, listening to Kenny G and trying to get black people to like Trump; It's like how long before this guy changes his name to Kathy."
His remark earned him backlash from viewers, with most making him out as transphobic. It's a strike two for the SNL star, but until SNL delivers their verdicts, viewers are stuck with more of Michael Che's jokes on the "Weekend Update."