‘Saturday Night Live’ star Michael Che is now under fire after making a bizarre and obviously anti-semitic joke on air.
Numerous commentators were immediately outraged at Che’s comments, including the American Jewish Committee which called for an immediate apology from the comedian.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Michael Che is the co-anchor on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment. Alongside Colin Jost, he hosts a fictional news program based on current events with an apparently comedic slant.
This weekend, Che got into some hot water after one of his “reports” appeared to rely on an anti-Semitic smear.
“Israel is reporting that they vaccinated half of their population, and I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half,” Che said with a grin.
It's all fun and games until you start promoting antisemitic myths, @NBCSNL.
Every Israeli citizen—Jewish and Arab, Muslim, Christian, of any or no faith—is eligible to be vaccinated; 2/3 of Israel's Arab citizens over 60 already have been.
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) February 21, 2021