EbeneMagazine – CA – SNL criticized for sketch of Africa starring Adele and Kate McKinnon


Adele got her start hosting the American comedy sketch show and has appeared in a number of skits herself

Saturday Night Live has received criticism for a skit about three divorced white women promoting African tours to other white women

Adele, who hosted the last episode, starred with series regulars Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner in the sketch about white women moving to Africa to have sex with African men

He made a number of references to ‘bamboo’, McKinnon citing ‘tribal men’ as a strong point

While the trio presented the skit, a number of black men were seen escorting white women in the background

The skit has been criticized by a number of viewers on social media for its perceived bad taste, especially given the ongoing unrest in Nigeria amid the EndSARS protests

Just days before the SNL episode aired, reports revealed that at least 12 peaceful protesters had been shot dead by soldiers in Lagos

« I don’t want to be on Twitter Think Piece, but with all the civil unrest unfolding on the continent, this sketch about Africa is so inappropriate, » a viewer wrote on Twitter

Speaker and writer Ameer Hasan Loggins tweeted to 63,000 followers of his LeftSent account: « I actually teach about the horrors of white people traveling the world and having sex with poor black people in the Caribbean. and in Africa #SNL just did a comedy sketch about it « 

« The fact that #SNL chose to do a sketch about Africa, as we fought for all of Africa this week, does not suit me, » said one spectator.

Chantal Rochelle, like many viewers, appreciated the break up of Adele’s character during the sketch but added, “Who lit up this sketch of Africa? I have questions… ”

Another viewer said: « So I’m curious who wrote the #SNL Africa skit and how it got picked up this week I’m all for cutting edge humor, but nothing suits me at all « 

« SNL Africa’s sketch sounded a bit dull if I’m being honest, » another audience member said

Another said: « I’m the biggest supporter of the smart and amazing writers and staff at SNL, but from the start the Africa sketch made me cringe I think creating a satire to prove a point may be significant, but this approach was downright problematic « 

One fan commented: « Adele breaking up for this African sketch was the only thing that made him funny »

Adele was involved in a number of sketches during the episode, including one in which she and series regular Pete Davidson played a couple visiting her grandmother (Maya Rudolph) with Covid-19 restrictions in place

In another, she and a group of friends visited a psychic (McKinnon) who predicted what they would do in 2020

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EbeneMagazine – CA – SNL criticized for sketch of Africa starring Adele and Kate McKinnon

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