Saturday Night Live is back in action right in the middle of the most heated political climate we’ve ever seen.
Last weekend’s episode mocked the unhinged Presidential debate earlier in the week. With everything happening leading up to the 2020 election, Saturday Night Live doesn’t have to look far for potential skit material. This past week, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence went head to head for their debate and a blessing in disguise came from above. By above, we mean the fly on Mike Pence’s head that hung around for about 15 minutes. The fly completely stole the show and had everyone tuning into SNL to see the skit that came from that moment.
What people didn’t expect, though, was Bill Burr’s opening monologue. Burr really went for it in his opening segment and didn’t hold back by any means. The comedian called out white women for stealing the woke movement, which was meant to address issues within the black community and bring change through visibility and highlighting the issues. Seconds after the segment aired, he was trending on Twitter, mostly from white women feeling attacked or calling it not funny…but the real question is, did he lie?
“The woke movement was supposed to be about people of color not getting opportunities. … Somehow, white women swung their Gucci-booted feet over the fence of oppression and stuck themselves at the front of the line,” said the former Breaking Bad actor.
“I’ve never heard such complaining in my life from white women.”
Burr also took some comedic jabs at the gay community suggesting that their struggles for equality aren’t the same as the difficulties that the Black community has had to face.
“The month of June is Gay Pride month. That’s a little long, don’t you think, for a group of people that were never enslaved?’’ joked Bill. “How did they get all of June?
“The black people were actually enslaved. They get February, they get 28 days of overcast weather. … How about you hook them up with July? These are equator people.”
Watch the monologue down below. What do YOU think? Did he take it too far?