This is not cool.
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We reported earlier how one woman managed to record on video the numerous catcallers that harassed her as she walked the streets of New York.
Instead of being upset at the fact that street harassment is still a big problem for women in today's society, SNL's newly appointed Weekend Update anchor Michael Che decided to make light of this serious issue on social media.
Here's the controversial Facebook post in question:
Wow, way to make it all about your own "fame" and demean the actual issue at hand.
He later gave a non-apology for his remarks:
He also tried to explain that this all was just a big misunderstanding! Of course, the misunderstanding was on the part of people upset with, according to Michael:
i think some of u are misunderstanding that post. im simply just making fun of something that is important to a lot of people.
— Michael Che (@CheThinks) October 29, 2014
We don't think he was making fun of something that was important to people. He was trivializing it.
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