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 ...
Has the show finally gone too far?
Well, reactions to the controversial moment have come in strong, to say the least.
Scroll on to see the clip for yourself...
Now, we all know 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 Fey, 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.
Comedy always comes at a price and in the age of "cancel culture," it can be hard to know where to draw the line.
And what better show to be controversial on than SNL?
There have been numerous controversies in SNL's past.
While it was well-received by some, who branded it as nothing short of exceptional comedy...
Others were simply left in a blundering puddle of their own tears, calling for the comedian to be "canceled."
At one point he talked about how white women had managed to hijack the "woke" movement from Black and brown people.
"Somehow," he started, "white women swung their coochie-booted feet over the fence of oppression and stuck themselves at the front of the line... I don't know how they did it!"
It took the internet by storm.
@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— YafaChaya (@YafaChaya)1602395097.0
@nbcsnl I understand this is supposed to be a joke, I just don't find it funny— ☘ (@☘)1602434101.0
Wow, Michael Che makes yet another transphobic joke on SNL and yet somehow people are surprised?? Home girl had don… https://t.co/3g9mvOyrmi— Sav (@Sav)1612117415.0
Is it just me or does michael che make transphobic jokes every single week?— maxvm (@maxvm)1612128761.0
Imagine being as un-funny and transphobic as Michael Che, and you still have a job at one of the most coveted enter… https://t.co/xzXz3fAnUp— Cassandra Nicholson (@Cassandra Nicholson)1612071090.0
Michael Che taking the opportunity of the end of the ban on trans soldiers to be transphobic is the least surprisin… https://t.co/Z1qgR32nG3— Derek Martz (@Derek Martz)1612075786.0
@CaseyFetherston Michael Che has a history of transphobic jokes. Color me unsurprised. Colin jost has about as much… https://t.co/JifABXaKgh— Andrew (@Andrew)1612117579.0
Between the transphobic jokes and the repeated prison rape jokes Michael Che is cancelled as far as I’m concerned.— Analise Ortiz (@Analise Ortiz)1612147683.0
i was a minute late to update last night so i missed michael che’s transphobic joke but i’m surprised by neither th… https://t.co/umVM2daXPd— kailyn 👹 (@kailyn 👹)1612145023.0
How does SNL think it’s acceptable that Michael Che is blatantly transphobic on live TV?!— jesse (@jesse)1612119924.0
@patbaer Michael Che needs to update his one-liners, they’re still stuck in the 90s when “pro-trans” ideas were still transphobic— Dan Auer (@Dan Auer)1612157938.0
@rosedommu @acechhh what's the current tally on michael che's transphobic jokes now? i lost count 😒— 𝖒𝖔𝖉𝖊𝖗𝖓𝖆 𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖘𝖘 (@𝖒𝖔𝖉𝖊𝖗𝖓𝖆 𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖘𝖘)1612117833.0
Didn't watch SNL tonight but wasn't surprised at all to learn that Michael Che used the lifting of the transgender… https://t.co/JQ0jArErRp— Danielle Solzman (@Danielle Solzman)1612081181.0
Honestly @nbcsnl we've been mocked enough for 1 eternity. Do better. I'm tired of our genitalia & our existence b… https://t.co/HFeVVIgaIS— Plastic Martyr (@Plastic Martyr)1612111803.0
What is Saturday Night Live's weird obsession with transphobic nonsense? I honestly don't get it. It's so lazy and… https://t.co/ksUaiUTunT— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1612111516.0
Watch the controversial clip right here.
This isn’t funny and so many people had to let this joke get to air y’all are dumb https://t.co/CyYQZXEeJX— Rose Dommu (@Rose Dommu)1612117187.0
What do you make of the "joke"?