SNL Writer Receives Criticism For Slavery Jokes On Weekend Update! Read The Response From Ebony.com's Senior Editor HERE!
Did she just cross a line, or was she pushing the envelope as all good comedians should do?
On last Saturday's SNL, writer Leslie Jones gave a controversial performance while on Weekend Update:
"See, I’m single right now, but back in the slave days, I would have never been single. I’m six feet tall and I’m strong, Colin. Strong! I mean, look at me, I’m a mandingo…I’m just saying that back in the slave days, my love life would have been way better. Massah would have hooked me up with the best brotha on the plantation, and every nine months I'd be in the corner having a super baby. Every nine months I'd be in the corner just popping them out: Shaq, Kobe, LeBron, Kimbo Slice, Sinbad…I would be the No. 1 slave draft pick."
We can understand how this might spark an uproar, but isn't this making fun of slavery?
Well, one person who did not like this segment was the Senior Editor of Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux: