Do you remember when advertisers began pulling out of Rush Limbaugh’s show because of a remark he made about Sandra Fluke? SNL immediately used it as an opportunity to make fun of the conservative host. Well now SNL is losing advertisers because of a terribly offensive sketch they did about Jesus. I wonder if they’ll make fun of themselves now. I doubt it.
From Fox News:
“Saturday Night Live” is known for pushing the limits, but the NBC spoof show may have gone too far with a recent skit that mocked Jesus.
The inflammatory Feb. 16 skit, inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s excessively violent “Django Unchained,” was titled “DJesus Uncrossed” and depicted a post-resurrection Jesus (played by host Christoph Waltz) slaughtering Roman soldiers with a sword.
“He’s risen from the dead,” the narrator announced. “And he’s preaching anything but forgiveness.”
The skit didn’t go over well with two of America’s oldest and largest retailers—JCPenney and Sears. Both stores decided to pull their advertising from “Saturday Night Live,” according to a press release issued Tuesday by the American Family Association (AFA), an organization which focuses on the social implications of television and media.
Look, I’m generally not one to get offended easily (although this bit did it), NBC and SNL can air whatever they like. But it’s the blatant hypocrisy that is so frustrating. SNL would never portray Muhammad like this. But such is the world in which we live.