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SNL's Michael Che Makes Controversial Comment About Viral Catcalling Video

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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:

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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:

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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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18 comments to “SNL's Michael Che Makes Controversial Comment About Viral Catcalling Video”

  1. blumpkinjr says – reply to this


    Sorry, but that is whats up. You said it you mean it, forget those fake apology bullshit just to look right in the public eye. This shit funny.

  2. Jenny says – reply to this


    That woman's video of "harassment" is a joke. There is freedom of speach in this country. As long as no one is touching her I see nothing wrong with it. It's actually quite flattering unless someone is absolutely vulgar. "Hi" or "what's your name." Are not harassing comments.

  3. Sam says – reply to this


    Perez a ridiculous drama queen. He did not trivialize women being harassed. He said with gunny anecdote that she was not harassed. She had a creeper walk close to get for two minutes that was bad. The rest of the video is tame. Michael Che better not apologize for over sensitive ass holes who are trying to use him for their agenda. P. S. This is the first time Michael Che was funny

  4. Don't stare me Aiiiee says – reply to this


    Women… The eternal perfect victim by excellence!

  5. 5

    Lame story, that woman should visit some Latin countries, you would not believe the catcalls there for younger pretty women.

  6. Tali says – reply to this


    its not the "hey" or the "you're beautiful" that bothers most women, its the "your tits make me so hard" or the random man in the street that comes up behind you and whispers "I wanna eat your ass" in your ear that bothers them. And yes, the last comment has happened to me and I did not find it flattering or enjoy it. Also these men tend to be lower class with little education, so i guess it's inevitable they act like this.

  7. 7

    Re: teeter totter – yes apprently in italy they pinch ur ass

    im booking my flight..

    wait till this bitch gets 39+ then endure the silence or pitying looks . shell be wishing she was HARRASSED

  8. 8

    Re: Jenny – You are an idiot. Really. An idiot.

  9. 9

    Re: teeter totter – So, tell me : that makes it ok for women to be catcalled anywhere they go ?

  10. 10

    this was not bad . people need to grow up. the only bad thing was the creepy guy following her for 5 minutes. let it go perez !

  11. TryAgain says – reply to this


    Was that it? I mean seriously! I don't understand female logic at all. You dress up, get your make up and hair and all of that other bullshit done to be noticed, but then you get upset because you're noticed. I'm sorry that doesn't make a lick of sense to me. But hey what do I know.

  12. justthispost says – reply to this


    The women who don't think this is harassment have obviously never been catcalled. It's sexist, rude, degrading, belittling and so much more, including UNWANTED which is exactly what makes it harassment.

  13. 13

    He's funny. Mario and Co. You're a bunch of idiots. Stop trying to spread your view of ethics on everyone else.

  14. Me says – reply to this


    Re: Jenny – Actually, freedom of speech protects your in court, it doesn't mean people can blurt out whatever and face no repercussions.

  15. 15

    Re: Jenny – Freedom f speech is one thing and harassment is another. Now, I think her video was mostly stupid apart from the one guy who followed her for 5 min and the one guy who kept asking to give her his #. Those 2 guys were harassing her. The rest were, for the most part, just being friendly. Saying something is harassment because someone pays you a compliment is absolutely stupid.

  16. 16

    Re: justthispost – NO, I HAVE been cat called A LOT and I do NOT think it is harassment. It is crude and low class but hardly harassment. I think it is sad that men think it is arousing or something. I ALWAYS have a witty sarcastic come back for them that shuts them up. It has become a game. Tasteless, yes> Harassment? NOPE!

  17. Jessica says – reply to this


    I see nothing wrong with Michael Che's original post. It was funny. - from a woman who gets catcalled and finds it annoying.

    Stop making drama over nothing.

  18. Mac says – reply to this


    I thought he was hilarious.