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Thread: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

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    The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    The backlash to Leslie Jones's forced breeding segment on Saturday Night Live centers on three complaints: forced breeding jokes aren't funny, diminishing Lupita Nyong'o's beauty isn't funny, and acting like a caricature of a black person isn't funny.

    On Saturday, Jones made her debut on "Weekend Update" as an image expert commenting on Lupita Nyong'o crowning as People's Most Beautiful Person. Jones was one of the three black women added to SNL (two as writers, one as an actor) after criticism of the show's lack of black women reached a fever pitch, and this was her first time on camera. She joked about how she would have been "the No. 1 slave draft pick,” because of her size and strength, whereas in modern times she's single for those same reasons.





    Is this racist, funny or a little of both?
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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    She does look masculine and unattractive. She could easily turn a man into a homosexual.

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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    Eh. I didn't find it funny. A tad bit uncomfortable. Whatever.

    When it comes to comedy, I am of the opinion that the "red line" is much farther back than where it would otherwise be. Satire is a genre. It can be funny and witty. If that's Leslie Jones' thing, go for it girl.
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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    I thought it was funny.

    People need to get a clue and laugh. People want to hate. They will find a reason in everything if they want to, to justify their hate. People being pissed off about this skit are just that; full of hate - hate of everything.
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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    The skit's okay, but the guy talking about it in the video just might be my new favorite pundit.

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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The skit's okay, but the guy talking about it in the video just might be my new favorite pundit.
    Yeah, he makes some good points.
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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Funny. SNL is all about caricatures and making people feel uncomfortable..hell that's what comedy is about.
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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    I thought it was kind of funny. The guy in the video handled the criticism very well.

    It was dark comedy...lighten up people.

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    Re: The White Audience Is the Worst Part of the Leslie Jones' 'SNL' Slavery Skit

    What's not funny about that? Hell, 90% of Chris Rocks material is about slavery, or playing into black/white stereotypes. What kind of world do we live in if we can't let a black person make a joke about slavery without our feelings being hurt?
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