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Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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Daniel D'Addario
Fri, July 30, 2021, 1:33 PM·5 min read
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Michael Che’s eyebrow-raising attempt to score comedic points about Simone Bile’s difficult decision to withdraw from Olympic events aired on NBC might be more surprising if this hadn’t been his longstanding pattern. It points to his tendency to attempt to gin up controversy for a degree of attention even beyond the level a “SNL” star usually receives.

Che, the co-head writer of the show and co-anchor of its “Weekend Update” segment, added a series of since-deleted posts to his Instagram story on Thursday, beginning with ““man, i wanna make fun of simone biles.” He went on to share jokes other Instagram writers had made about Biles, including a crack about Larry Nassar, the former U.S. Gymnastics team doctor currently incarcerated as a sex offender. (Biles is among Nassar’s accusers.) Che later claimed to have been hacked and wiped his Instagram, but the posts fit what has become a career-long modus operandi of punching down.


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Michael Che
Daniel D'Addario
Fri, July 30, 2021, 1:33 PM·5 min read
In this article:

Michael Che
Actor


Michael Che’s eyebrow-raising attempt to score comedic points about Simone Bile’s difficult decision to withdraw from Olympic events aired on NBC might be more surprising if this hadn’t been his longstanding pattern. It points to his tendency to attempt to gin up controversy for a degree of attention even beyond the level a “SNL” star usually receives.

Che, the co-head writer of the show and co-anchor of its “Weekend Update” segment, added a series of since-deleted posts to his Instagram story on Thursday, beginning with ““man, i wanna make fun of simone biles.” He went on to share jokes other Instagram writers had made about Biles, including a crack about Larry Nassar, the former U.S. Gymnastics team doctor currently incarcerated as a sex offender. (Biles is among Nassar’s accusers.) Che later claimed to have been hacked and wiped his Instagram, but the posts fit what has become a career-long modus operandi of punching down.

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Che’s jokes about Biles, as well as his implication that there’s an endless wellspring of things to mock about a young assault victim having a hard time on the world’s largest stage, comes from a place of strange and familiar cruelty that has often been reserved for his critics. (A good summary of Che’s history of using a style of aggressive posting that barely registers as comedy can be found here.)

The comic’s latest incident also rubs up uncomfortably against the current mood of “Saturday Night Live,” a show that lately has attempted a mood of somewhat affected cuddliness. “SNL” is capacious and has room for a lot of different tones in a single episode, but an especially pronounced one in recent seasons has been a sort of celebratory optimism, epitomized, for instance, by Maya Rudolph’s take on Kamala Harris as a cool, strong role model. The show has often seemed so hesitant to offend as to sidestep saying much at all.


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The TMZ article has an image of what he posted on IG.

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If people will get offended why do they follow comedians? Their job is to tell jokes. As soon as anything happens, they are probably thinking of jokes to make about it.

While I am sure there will be people who will try to cancel him, it is pretty much free advertisement for him to people who enjoys comedy and realizes that part of their job is to cross the line to make jokes.


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
Chris Rock was right about cancel culture and comedy. They have killed it.



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Rock noted that everyone is scared and it is leading to the entertainment industry being “unfunny.”

“I see a lot of unfunny,” he said Monday. “I see unfunny TV shows. I see unfunny award shows. I see unfunny movies because no one’s — everybody’s scared to, like, you know, make a move.”
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Liberal feelings > everything else.


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if they cancel Michael Che, hire Nick Mullen


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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Che later claimed to have been hacked


What a pussy


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He is 100% one of them....he will have to duck for a week or two.


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
Social justice progs are miserable, humorless, perpetually offended Puritans. They're this generation's equivalent of the Moral Majority.


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
Quitty McQuitterson is a grown woman (of admittedly short stature) who brought a good bit of this on herself.

Now, the media pumping her up as the greatest Olympic athlete OF...ALL...TIME, leading up to these games did nothing to help her with regards to this situation.


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Let them eat their own.


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RogerTheShrubber
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Social justice progs are miserable, humorless, perpetually offended Puritans.


Yep. Todays progs would have been Puritans 400 years ago. Also, Carrie Nation would have been a prog.



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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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Che later claimed to have been hacked

What a pussy


If you see his whole tweet, he’s joking about being hacked.
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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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What a pussy



Yeah he should get cancelled for this, not the jokes


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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Che, the co-head writer of the show and co-anchor of its “Weekend Update” segment


Let Levar Burton host!


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Larry Nasser understands Simone Biles better than anyone. He too had to quit doing what he loved at the pinnacle of his career because of mounting pressure.


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
Brutal joke but it’s nothing worse than what I’ve seen from many others. SNL cast-mates arent real comedians anyway.


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas. Absolutely no sympathy for him myself, it's his people, his problem


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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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but the posts fit what has become a career-long modus operandi of punching down.


Imagine writing a sentence like this and being serious about it.


OweO
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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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“I see a lot of unfunny,” h


He must watch Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

I will say this, I have never watched a whole episode of all three of their shows, but every once in awhile, flipping through the channels, I will stop on these shows and to see if I can try to understand why that shite is still on air.

As for as Stephen Colbert, no one can convince me that he draws higher ratings than what James Corden would draw if he was moved in his slot.


OweO
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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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He is 100% one of them....he will have to duck for a week or two.


I don't know. I think he is pretty funny. I watched his standup on Netflix and I thought it was funny. As for as SNL, it seems like the cast doesn't have complete free range so he has to play the company line to some degree, but he doesn't discriminate when it comes to what he will joke about.


OweO
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re: Michael Che Might Get Canceled From SNL For Jokes About Simone Biles
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If you see his whole tweet, he’s joking about being hacked.


That's what I took it as.. I record SNL only to watch the weekend update and he has made jokes about people who who say they have been hacked after they post something that people flip out about.


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