Weekend Replace’s Colin Jost Tackles Gina Carano, Morgan Wallen Controversies – .
Former President Donald Trump’s acquittal may have hit the headlines Saturday morning, but the impeachment process has only consumed part of SNL’s weekend update segment.
Anchor Colin Jost said the trial that resulted in Senators acquitting Trump for instigating the violent uprising on Jan. 6 “must be the stupidest trial I’ve ever seen.” While Jost pointed out that the “trial took place at the crime scene,” Che added that he added his own two cents to the trial, which included videos of the riot attempt.
“A piece of black history – just because there is violence doesn’t mean men are convicted,” said Che, referring to the countless recorded incidents of police brutality that have often gone with impunity.
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However, other notable moments from the last Weekend Update segment were when Jost picked up some of the week’s most controversial headlines in pop culture.
First, he recorded country singer and former SNL performer Morgan Wallen, who has since received backlash from social media and staff for saying the N word. Despite being dumped by WME and not eligible for awards, Wallen received some good news when his album sales soared due to his racial slur controversy.
The rising popularity of Wallen’s music only proves that “my long-standing theory that if NBC just let me say (the n-word) ratings would just go up,” Jost quipped.
He also shot Mandalorian star Gina Carano, whom Lucasfilm and UTA dropped following their anti-Semitic remarks. The Weekend Update anchor didn’t think the Star Wars franchise was in the best position to criticize Carano, however.
“Yeah, I don’t know if Star Wars is the authority on anti-Semitism,” he said, referring to Watt’s controversial design from The Phantom Menace. “If this isn’t Nazi propaganda, I don’t know what it is.”
Che and Jost also recorded Qanon, Valentine’s Day, and more.