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Blasphemy: SNL Promotes Comedienne Who Joked About Slavery

Reported Ashley Naples

It’s typical for white America to throw money and fame to Black Americans who do not respect Black history. We see this in hip-hop all the time — the more ignorant the rapper is, the more opportunities they get in business, entertainment, and otherwise. It’s a sick cycle.

In the latest instance of such an act, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) has promoted Leslie Jones, the controversial writer for the show who participated in the “Weekend Update” segments. She was slammed for suggesting that her love life would have been better if she were a slave because the slave master would’ve bred her with strong male slaves due to her statuesque physique.

Despite the criticism she received from Black viewers of the show, she remained unapologetic about her remarks and took to Twitter to let complainers know that she didn’t care what they thought. Of course, many of the white viewers of the show congratulated her for the insensitive act and suggested that the Black fan base had been too sensitive. It looks like Jones’ loyalty to her slave masters at SNL has paid off because she has now been promoted from writer to cast member.

You’ll probably never hear her cracking jokes about the Holacaust, but there will probably be many more jabs taken at Black history and culture. Perhaps now that her slave masters are giving her more money and notoriety, they can also find her a man to breed with.

Here’s more information about her promotion:

Earlier this year, Saturday Night Live searched high and low for a black woman to become a member of its cast after receiving criticism for not having had one in eight years. Auditions were held, and funny black women were vetted for the coveted spot. But only one was chosen.

SNL picked Sasheer Zamata from the dozens of women who auditioned, while Leslie Jones, who also auditioned, was hired as a writer. Jones not only wrote sketches but also participated in the “Weekend Update” segments, which caused a bit of controversy for the SNL newbie.

Maybe the controversy gave Jones the boost she needed for a promotion. According to Deadline, starting this week Jones will officially become a cast member. Jones, who is following in the footsteps of Michael Che, who started out as a writer, will probably push the comedy envelope once again. But with that said, SNL still doesn’t get a pat on the back for having taken so long to add some diversity to its cast.

Jones’ slave jokes on her first “Weekend Update” didn’t sit well with many people. Jones spoke about People magazine naming Lupita Nyong’o its most beautiful person, but then she made jokes about slavery.

“The way we value black beauty has changed. I’m single now, but back in the slave days, I would have never been single. I’m 6 feet tall and I’m strong. Look at me, I’m a Mandingo,” she said.

Jones was then asked by her co-anchor if she wanted to be a slave:

“I do not want to be a slave. I don’t like working for all you white people now and you pay me. But back in the slave days, my love life would have been better. Master would have hooked me up with the best brotha on the plantation and every nine months I’d be in the corner popping out super babies.




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