Mainly because people wigged over this SNL sketch from Saturday night:
After it aired, a petition was posted on change.org, calling the sketch “tasteless, cruel and heartless”, and that it poked fun of a very real and deadly drug epidemic in America right now. The petition demands SNL apologize. 8600 people have signed it.
8600 people need to learn the definition of satire. The sketch is satirizing our medicated culture – not so much heroin, but over-the-counter drugs.
Great comedy pushes boundaries. Thank God SNL has been going back to its roots this year, with some darker humor. I was talking with my friend Chad yesterday about the sitcom we’re writing, and we both refuse (or really, don’t know how) to do safe comedy. Want us to write a show you can watch with your kids? Hard pass.
But go right ahead, all 8600 of you – sign away your freedom. You all sound like a delight.