Saturday Night time Reside is dealing with outrage by some Black people on Twitter for its skit a few Black physician attempting to persuade his members of the family to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Some are saying the bit promotes inaccurate and dangerous stereotypes about Black folks, whereas ignoring systemic racism in vaccine distribution.
The episode, which aired on April 3, was Daniel Kaluuya’s debut on the long-running, late night time comedy present. Within the skit, he portrayed Dr. Tevin Jones, the host of a recreation present referred to as “Will You Take It?”
He presents money rewards to the at-risk household contestants if they comply with get vaccinated. They embody cousin Tasha (Ego Nwodim), uncle Derek (Kenan Thompson), cousin Donald (Chris Redd) and Aunt Shauna (Punkie Johnson).
At one level, Jones presents $5,000 in money to uncle Derek, who suffered two coronary heart assaults within the final decade. Dereck says he may use the cash to get a girlfriend and have a cookout. After fascinated about the supply, he responds, “Nah, ain’t value it.”
Beneath is a clip from the present.
Different folks took to Twitter to make comparable observations.