In the second episode of its 44th season, Saturday Night Live took time to address Kanye West’s pro-Trump comments made on air in the season premiere last weekend. Specifically, cast member Pete Davidson stopped by the show’s Weekend Update segment to share his thoughts on the matter.
Davidson joked that he was chosen to deliver the message instead of Weekend Update anchor Michael Che “because Che is black, but I’m crazy, and we both know which side of Kanye is at the wheel right now.”
“What Kanye said after he went off the air last week was one of the worst, most awkward things I’ve ever seen here,” Davidson said, “and I’ve seen Chevy Chase speak to an intern. And we all had to stand behind him.”
Kanye West also recently apologized for the controversial and inaccurate claims he made on many occasions about the history of slavery in the United States, stating that he was off his medication (he has shared that he’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder), and to this, Davidson implored him to take his medication again: “Being mentally ill is not an excuse to act like a jackass, okay?”
Davidson ended his monologue urging West to “make Kanye 2006 again.” To remind you, around that time was when Kanye West interrupted a Hurricane Katrina telethon in 2005 to proclaim, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
Check out the clip below, and let us know what you think of all of this in the comments.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 7, 2018
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