Group Offers $5K to Heckle Trump During SNL Gig

'We're hoping someone can throw Trump off his game'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Group Offers $5K to Heckle Trump During SNL Gig
An anti-racism group is offering $5,000 to any audience member who calls Donald Trump a racist on air during the presidential candidate's hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live."   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Donald Trump's much-hyped Saturday Night Live appearance is this weekend, and it seems one protest group is actually excited for it. "They're doing it for ratings," Luke Montgomery tells the Hollywood Reporter. "We are going to try to steal their thunder and steal the spotlight." Montgomery's group, Depart Racism 2016, is offering $5,000 to anyone in the SNL studio audience who calls Trump a racist live on air. "We're hoping someone can throw Trump off his game," he says.

The Guardian reports Trump earned the fury of Latinos, activists, and others when he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" and accused them of "bringing crime" to the US. “If he were to call black Americans rapists, murderers, and drug dealers, that would not fly,” Montgomery tells the Guardian. “So why is it OK that he would say that about Latinos?" While multiple groups will be protesting outside the studio, there actually is a chance that protest could bleed into the audience. According to the Reporter, protesters successfully interrupted a Sharon Stone-hosted episode of SNL in 1992 to condemn Hollywood homophobia and misogyny. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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