Saturday Night Live (SNL) is under scrutiny following its recent episode hosted by Timothée Chalamet, as some skits drew criticism for their handling of sensitive topics. Host Timothée Chalamet, who also participated in various skits, faced backlash for a segment where he portrayed a failed musician with a band named “Hamas.”
SNL drops a Hamas joke on a skit where Timothée Chalamet says he has a band called Hamas, which is followed by a ‘Please Don’t Destroy’ member saying he’s not sharing a band by that name:
“Dude I’m not sharing a song by Hamas on Instagram” pic.twitter.com/bylo3fbqxI
— Pop Base (@PopBase) November 12, 2023
The skit portrayed Frank attempting a drastic act, but the mention of his band’s name sparked outrage on social media. Although the sketch did not delve into political discussions, the mere reference to “Hamas” led to heated reactions online.
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In a key moment of the sketch, when Frank’s band name was revealed, one character exclaimed, “Dude, I’m not sharing a song by Hamas on Instagram.” The reference to the controversial organization was enough to infuriate viewers, who took to X to express their discontent.
Users highlighted the perceived insensitivity of SNL’s writers, and Timothée Chalamet also faced criticism for participating in the skit. Some netizens questioned the appropriateness of incorporating a terrorist organization’s name into a comedy routine.
as if dehumanizing palestinians wasn’t enough they had to go around and use an ongoing genocide as some kind of sick slapstick comedy https://t.co/6Ucj5kAdBP
— jay (@tensorfied_) November 12, 2023
children are dying. infants are losing their parents before they can even open their eyes to see them. some without names now. elders are seeing themselves outlive their family members yet again. what’s so funny. https://t.co/XKDZclBd5N
— 🍉 (@2seokmyballz) November 12, 2023
truly dystopian how blatant the west media has been with their portrayal of what happened in ukraine vs ongoing genocide of palestinians. guess the “jokes” can get darker with skin shade of lost lives. https://t.co/FBEyj3yzGP
— d(ia) 🥢⁷ (@sugatalus) November 12, 2023
everyone who worked on this skit is a vile piece of shit https://t.co/FlBqySwsVc
— therese ❀ (@cowboydorcas) November 12, 2023
Timothee Chalamet could’ve easily said no to this skit . disgusting . shame on SNL for writing it , shame on Timothee for taking part in this and everyone involved mocking and trivializing an ongoing genocide of Palestinians . there’s no context to this . we know what you meant . https://t.co/j3YoNzSdRt
— FREE PALESTINE 🇵🇸 (@karinadaliaxo) November 12, 2023
a real genocide happening before our eyes, almost 5000 children killed and this is what snl does. and the worst thing is im not even surprised. fuck snl and fuck timothee chalamet https://t.co/pdCISjfLuB
— ۟ (@wonnnwoo) November 12, 2023
Talent & Sensibility always don’t go hands in hands together. On SNL, Timothée Chalamet dropped a joke on Hamas and talked so lightly about it as if death of more than 5k kids doesn’t matter … why would it matter, those kids are not white after all.
It was surprising to see a… pic.twitter.com/kH5OINkRZ6
— Nahýan (@Media_Tak1) November 12, 2023
The controversy didn’t end there. SNL further faced disapproval for another sketch involving Britney Spears’ memoir audition.However, the content of the audition, involving lines not from Britney’s actual memoir but from a viral post, triggered accusations of disrespect and insensitivity toward the pop icon’s documented struggles.
Celebrities including Heidi Gardner, Chloe Fineman, and Timothée Chalamet participated in the skit, reading lines that deviated from Britney Spears’ authentic narrative. Netizens criticized the sketch, labeling it disrespectful and insensitive, especially considering Britney Spears’ documented struggles. Social media platforms became a battleground for users expressing disappointment in SNL’s creative choices.
SNL is the definition of hypocrisy and clout chasing. They defend women’s rights at face value to their public but when it comes to attacking a woman’s trauma for views, they don’t bat an eye lash to jump at the opportunity. They are really trash 🗑️ and have been since 2010. https://t.co/VBT1rhSCPl
— Albie (Housewives & Madonna Super Fan) (@_MANDONNA_) November 12, 2023
wow SNL has really been flopping for a hot minute with their insensitive skits about arabs and the middle east and now makes fun of britney spears and her memoir in which she talks about important events, trauma and the abuse she’s endured https://t.co/3lj4LZ3FBD
— emily ♡ (@swagluvvr) November 13, 2023
As SNL navigates the aftermath of these contentious sketches, the show’s handling of sensitive subjects is under scrutiny, prompting discussions about the boundaries of humor in the context of current events and individual experiences.
snl mocking britney spears’ trauma and the palestinian genocide in one night oh that show and everyone involved is going to hell
— petra ౨ৎ (@i2petermj) November 12, 2023
i haven’t seen one good snl clip like they targeted britney and gaza in the same night they are sick https://t.co/ctp9ayd2Vt
— jaguar haydn (@gayghostin) November 12, 2023
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