Some say Michael Che used his pull as a star to make a statement on “Saturday Night Live” about racism in Boston, Massachusetts. And, guess what? He’s not taking it back.
The night before the Super Bowl, the SNL star used his on-camera platform to tell fans he how feels about Beantown and its treatment of “minorities.”
He told listeners and viewers that Boston is the “most racist city” he has ever visited. And now, he is not backing down. He stands by what he said.
Boston Globe reports that on Thursday, the “Weekend Update” anchor told an audience at Boston University that he’s been getting angry messages on social media ever since. As soon as the episode aired, the messages started, The Boston Globe reports.
And, it’s not just racists that are pissed. People who simply don’t want their city associated the stigma of being a racist city are feeling the backlash of Che’s statement as well. W
When one “majority” woman questioned his feelings, he responded:
“…talk to your closest black friend and ask them to explain it to you.”
Che, who often jokes about President Donald Trump on the NBC show, told the audience he never apologizes for language or controversial statements because he’s “just trying to be more presidential.”