Kerry Washington Ribs Ultra-White SNL
Show pokes itself over lack of black female on cast
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2013 10:03 AM CST
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(Newser) – Kerry Washington guest-hosted SNL last night, and helped the show razz itself over its decided lack of black female cast members (SNL does have two black male cast members, Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson): In a Cold Open set at the White House, Washington played Michelle Obama. Then Oprah. Then Beyonce. You get the idea. Then this statement rolls, as per the AP: "The producers at Saturday Night Live would like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play tonight." Further, "We agree this is not an ideal situation and look forward to rectifying it in the future—unless, of course, we fall in love with another white guy first." Al Sharpton gets in the last word. "What have we learned from this sketch?" Sharpton asks. "As usual, nothing."

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ghinthorn
Nov 4, 2013 8:54 AM CST
It's no surprise that SNL isn't very diverse, it is run by white liberals and we all know you will never find a more racist person than a white liberal.
Corsica
Nov 4, 2013 7:59 AM CST
Wow that Al Sharpton at the end looked hideously sick! Is he (hopefully) dying? So tired of the black bullshit. Meanwhile there are no Asians or South Asians (and others) represented. You don't see them whining and bitching and moaning.
Freida
Nov 4, 2013 7:50 AM CST
At least this skit didn't cause the deficit to increase another $1 Trillion. In the past 5 years, we have had 4 record deficits all over $1 Trillion. This year's deficit is $700 Billion, the 5th highest deficit ever. Was this a white president that ran up the bill? Let's place the problem and spending on the black president in the WH. He knows how to spend but doesn't know how to govern.