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Yo, Lorne Michaels! Where Are Your "Blacktresses" On SNL???

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That was the big question this morning during Hot Topics on The Talk!

Check out the video (above) to hear Holly Robinson Peete's sincere complaint about there being no black actresses on SNL.

Okay, mostly she's concerned that she's always is on "vacation" whenever the show does a Talk sketch because they have no one to play her, but the point remains valid.

Hey, if Fred Armison can play Joy Behar, where's Kenan Thompson with his most impressive finger wave?!

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30 comments to “Yo, Lorne Michaels! Where Are Your "Blacktresses" On SNL???”



  1. 1

    Uhm, I think the major point was parity between a) races and b) male comics versus comediennes. She has very valid point.



  2. 2

    First of all, Jackass, this was on YESTERDAY's The Talk. Also, they've only done one parody of this show so far. AND Keenan was in it, as Whoopie, because the point of the spoof, which The Talk for obvious reasons glammed over, was that they are not as good as The View.

  3. Blunt says – reply to this


    3

    Holly forget about it hun, youre a rich black woman. Ignore the bigotry, besides last i checked black females are making more than white females Oprah $275mill>Judge judy $38mill, Beyonce $87mill>Gaga $62mill



  4. 4

    Maybe because all the black actresses suck ass….ESPECIALLY Holly. For colored girls was full of black actresses and that movie was terrible. Monique is prime example of a dumbass bitch trying to be funny. She is so annoying.Living with the real mother of "precious" would be less painful than listening to Monique act.



  5. 5

    Her point is valid. I've been thinking the same thing for years. And Maya Rudolph really doesn't count.



  6. 6

    Yo Holly Robinson Peete,

    shut up



  7. 7

    So, go join SNL if it bothers you so damn much. Who the fuck cares?



  8. 8

    Oh save it Holly, you live an incredibly privileged life, for a mediocre talent! Why don't you meet Eric Holder at the Ritz, and the two of you can cry into your martinis!



  9. 9

    Black people aren't jewish, that's why.



  10. 10

    FYI Perez not all black women do the finger wave. Looking at these comments has made me wonder why white people are so ignorant and hateful. You are the most privileged people yet all you do is hate on minorites.



  11. 11

    Re: ashley4225 – yeah, I really do not like the close minded people who comment on stuff like this. I HATE ignorant ass people.



  12. 12

    I can only think of one black actress in SNL's history, Ellen Cleghorne. There could've been more, not sure. But I just hate Leah Remini, I'm surprised her big ass mouth didn't monopolize the conversation as usual.



  13. 13

    Yes, Thompson can play a female character, and be funny. But isn't that a slap in the face to the funny ladies? Sorry, we already have a Black cast member and he's designated to play the Black characters.



  14. 14

    Re: ashley4225 – You're a racist! How do you know if anyone on here is white?



  15. 15

    I totaly think Holly has a point. However Sharon's comment-about Kristen Wiig (who is not Asian) playing Julie Chen is ok- so Sharon sort of suggested that a black woman didn't need to play Holly-the same way Fred Arminsen plays Pres Obama. Could you imagine if a white cast member of SNL played Holly Robinson Pete? Would they get called out for 'black face'? It's a double edged sword. They're upset that Holly didn't get spoofed yet they could get their backs up just as easily if a white cast member went too far playing a black character.



  16. 16

    PEREZ…
    Listen, you do an excellent job running this site, but it is PLAGUED with typos, incorrect spelling, and grammatical errors…
    (I dont know, maybe you don't have time to proof read, or whatever the reason), but any writer- who gets paid to write as you do, and has this many "subscribers" or site visitors- any writer who has this many mistakes in their work kind of loses credibility / literary respect. This is your job, man! I know a lot of people are assholes about it, and point some mistakes out to you in their comments, but I want to help.

    This post:
    -Okay, mostly she's concerned that *she's always is* on "vacation"
    -Hey, if *Fred Armison* can play Joy Behar –> (It's ARMISEN! He is a celebrity. This is a celebrity blog. This is important!)

    I'm sending you an email.



  17. 17

    Which black actresses have tried out for snl and been turned down? If no on is applying, can't have them on the show…



  18. 18

    Who watches this show? I didn't even knew it existed. They got rid of a classic soap opera to have another panel of women bitching? I feel sorry for daytime tv.



  19. 19

    Why is the color card even being played???? Why not use the small people card, or tall person card. So ridiculous.



  20. 20

    I love reading a story on a blog whenever race is an issue because it never fails to show how racist, close minded and ignorant non minority and in most cases whites can be. Im sure if a white person turned on the television and didn't see every show with someone representing their race they would have a problem with not having any white actors or actresses. Its complete bs that a black women can make a very valid point bout the lack of black people on basic cable tv shows with the majority of non black people saying who cares. Racism is alive and well.



  21. 21

    stop making everything about race, it's all bout being a good comedian / actor actress !

  22. pj88 says – reply to this


    22

    I agree it would be great to have a black actress on SNL… but, has she ever thought that they don't spoof her because she is boring and has a boring personality. She seems like a nice person, but "nice" isn't interesting and an imitation of her on SNL would be boring.



  23. 23

    ashley4225 says –

    FYI Perez not all black women do the finger wave. Looking at these comments has made me wonder why white people are so ignorant and hateful. You are the most privileged people yet all you do is hate on minorites.

    ^^^ It is too funny when racists go around calling everyone else racist. Too funny. Sad really. Hey Ashley, go buy a mirror! What a truly revolting comment you made. Hater.



  24. 24

    Lol123lol says – reply to this

    20I love reading a story on a blog whenever race is an issue because it never fails to show how racist, close minded and ignorant non minority and in most cases whites can be. Im sure if a white person turned on the television and didn't see every show with someone representing their race they would have a problem with not having any white actors or actresses. Its complete bs that a black women can make a very valid point bout the lack of black people on basic cable tv shows with the majority of non black people saying who cares. Racism is alive and well.

    ^^^ "Racism is alive and well." Yes, and you are living proof of it ya racist.



  25. 25

    Re: Lol123lol – White people would be shot if they had WET…White Entertainment Television. Such a double standard anymore. The race card is so overplayed.



  26. 26

    Re: zobiana – Exactly. And just because a black actress applies, are producers obliged to hire her because of her skin color? People, you can't have it both ways. If a person shouldn't discriminate because of skin color, a person shouldn't hire because of it. SNL isn't obligated to hire a black woman because of whining liberals. If the talent isn't there, then that's how it is. Deal with it.



  27. 27

    Re: ashley4225 – And your comment shows how ignorant You are. Friggin' cry baby.



  28. 28

    Re: ashley4225 – And for all you know, not all these comments are written by the "white devil". Maybe some of these comments are written by a Hispanic, an Asian, or maybe even a Native American, but no…you don't look at that as a possibility. It's always "whitey's being mean. I'm such a victim." Fuck off you cow.



  29. 29

    Yes, because it's never about having qualified actors/comedians/singers/cast members on anything, it's always about "what color they are". Racism at it's finest.



  30. 30

    Re: ashley4225 – Thats because minorities are generally dumb, cause problems, are an annoyance, and make issues out of things that shouldn't be an issue. Case N point. Did it ever occur to anyone blacks just cannot act? I mean, We should TOTALLY start writing in a black character and put a black person in our show to meet a "color quota" no matter how terrible they are at acting. Thats perfectly logical. Blacks really need to stop playing the race card.

    You have NAACP/BET/ALMA awards. Award shows that alienate yourselves from whites but then have the audacity to call out the oscars because they didn't nominate any black peeps. But if white people were to have a "White entertainment" people would flip their shit. Theres loads of black people that have opportunity in Hwood and it always ends in disaster. Tyler Perry? Martin Lawrence? Yeah…Even the most respected black actors are severely overrated and mediocre.

    Apparently you cannot disagree with a gay or black person without being labeled ignorant and racist..Minorities are indeed a bunch of dumb asses.