‘SNL’ Skit About Vaccine Faces Black Twitter Backlash
Written by BET on April 4, 2021
Saturday Night time Dwell is going through outrage by some Black of us on Twitter for its skit a couple of Black physician making an attempt to persuade his relations to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Some are saying the bit promotes inaccurate and dangerous stereotypes about Black individuals, 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 known 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 eager about the provide, he responds, “Nah, ain’t value it.”
Under is a clip from the present.
Different individuals took to Twitter to make comparable observations.