SNL is basically an American Institution at this point. Think of a famous comic actor of the past years and it's hugely likely they will have got their start on the late-night variety show. Since it's a premiere in 1975, it's given us way too many iconic moments to count.
But one moment on SNL has recently triggered the masses and it was Bill Burr's monologue.
Keep scrolling to take a look for yourselves.
SNL is one of the most popular shows on TV.
via: WikipediaWhen it comes to original comedy, there's really nothing better.
The show has a rich history.It first launched in 1975 and has had a recurring cast of talented comedians and celebrity guest hosts ever since.
The show is responsible for launching many careers.Tons of hugely popular comedians and actors got their start on SNL, including Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Tina Few, Will Ferrell, and Pete Davidson.
It's also given us some of the most famous sketches of the past decades.Like Alec Baldwin's iconic take on Donald Trump.
And of course, they're well known for ruffling feathers.
And what better show to be controversial on that SNL?
And when I say a lot of people, I mean almost every single person on the planet.
While it was well-received by some, who branded it as nothing short of exceptional comedy...
At one point he talked about how white women had managed to hijack the "woke" movement from Black and brown people.
"The nerve of you white women!" He said, looking straight at the camera.
via: YouTubeAnd then finished it off by referring to them as "my bi*****."
And upon hearing the phrase, the entire audience was left scandalized.
via: YouTubeBut it only got worse from there as he also said that these white women decided to stand by "toxic, white men" and then "roll around in blood money" and just to take things one step further said that they also "occasionally ran off to hook up with a Black guy", later insinuating that the affair always ended up with accusing them of r*pe.
If that made you feel uncomfortable, you probably don't want to hear the rest.
via: YouTubeBecause it just gets worse... Kind of.
He talked about cancel culture, saying "they're running out of people to cancel."
But it's this part that got people the most...
He started telling us a story about how he came back to New York after a while...
But then he referred to people that celebrate Pride Month as people that wear tank-tops and have "70% body fat."
via: YouTubeAnd then he looks out to the audience and asks: "That's a little long, don't you think? For a group of people that were never enslaved..." I knew where this was going... and yikes. Here we are.
The audience seemed reluctant to laugh at that point... but he did get a few chuckles.
via: YouTubeHowever, it wasn't the audience's reaction that was the main cause of concern... It was Twitter. It literally exploded.
@nbcsnl How about you NOT pick hosts who say things like “Gays weren’t enslaved” Even if his “joke” is to point ou… https://t.co/ldMHXlzdbk— sue adler (@sue adler)1602395097.0
@nbcsnl One day, white dudes will stop mocking women who get beat up and killed by the men they called "partner", "… https://t.co/NgX6MR4AhT— María Antonia G. De la Torre, Ph.D. (@María Antonia G. De la Torre, Ph.D.)1602414938.0
@nbcsnl My problem with Bill Burr is that he'll make very valid points and then completely fuck up his own argument… https://t.co/Af5HGpqarV— Lizy stays tf home (@Lizy stays tf home)1602413077.0
@nbcsnl I understand this is supposed to be a joke, I just don't find it funny— ☘ (@☘)1602434101.0
@nbcsnl Wow notice all the white women being offended— DiegManner (@DiegManner)1602393194.0
@nbcsnl SNL really screwed the pooch with this guy. He’d make a good opening act for a Trump rally!— James Garrison (@James Garrison)1602400589.0
@MarkDice @nbcsnl Mark Dice, I love you man, but if you didn't laugh at any of Bill Burr's SNL opening you need to… https://t.co/ZSMqgYMWfV— Jeff Robinson (@Jeff Robinson)1602402733.0
@nbcsnl #CancelBillBurr #CancelSNL This was disgusting to watch. @nbcsnl has lost its reputation and viewers. 👏👏👏— Orchid 💝🌹💞💋💘 (@Orchid 💝🌹💞💋💘)1602441848.0
@nbcsnl I’ve watched every episode for the past 15 years and this made me so sad as a gay man. A straight white man… https://t.co/KVNLDTD4FG— Jake Wilson (@Jake Wilson)1602426461.0
@nbcsnl That just looks like misogyny to me. I would respect that if it came from a black woman and not a white dud… https://t.co/UzcajQt6yX— Tech Guru, MSCE, MBA (@Tech Guru, MSCE, MBA)1602425875.0
@nbcsnl Well done! You got POC cheering Bill Burr and white sjws going ballistic on Twitter!— - (@-)1602393307.0
@nbcsnl I'm a cis white dude and I was cringing.— Arran Haynes (@Arran Haynes)1602393350.0
Take a look for yourselves:
Bill Burr's Monologue! ⬇️ https://t.co/oyK72fNxrO— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL)1602393146.0