First point. That’s Big Les! Shit, she’s funny. Well, damn, good for her to be a writer on SNL.
Here’s the controversial bit with Leslie Jones and Colin Jost on this past week’s SNL.
The reaction was jarring. A lot of folks thought the bit was funny. A lot of folks were probably scared to laugh even in the safety of their homes. And some people who were disgusted at Leslie’s rant took to Twitter to, such as Ebony Senior Editor and Team #Lightskin captain, Jamilah Lemieux.
The story that’s gonna have my mentions in shambles for the rest of the day: why SNL’s ‘Slave draft pick’ bit failed http://t.co/tXi6rDDhdN
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) May 5, 2014
Leslie Jones has already posted her response to her detractors via Twitter.
Ok I wasn’t gonna say any thing because I know that dumb people know how to use the computer too, but now this is so ridiculous. Where is the rape idiots. I said nothing about rape you f*cking morons. I was talking about being match to another strong brother. Not being rape by white man. What part of this joke that wasn’t true? I would have been used for breeding straight up. That’s my reality. And it saddens me that BLACK PEOPLE bitch and moan about the most stupid sh*t. I’m a comic it is my job to take things and make them funny to make you think. Especially the painful things. Why are y’all so mad. This joke was written from the pain that one night I realized that black men don’t really f*ck with me and why am I single. And that in slave days I would have always had a man cause of breeding.
If anybody should be offended is white folks cause it’s what they did. Y’all so busy trying to be self righteous you miss what the joke really is. Very sad I have to defend myself to black people. Now I’m betting if Chris Rock or Dave Chappelje did that joke or jay z or Kanye put in a rap they would be called brilliant. Cause they all do this type of material. Just cause it came from a strong black woman who ain’t afraid to be real y’all mad. So here is my announcement black folks, you won’t stop me and Im gonna go even harder cause we too f*cking sensitive and instead of make lemonade out of lemons we just suck the sour juice from the lemons. Wake up. I wouldn’t be able to do a joke like that if I didn’t know my history or proud of where I came from and who I am.
Look, I am always for dialogue and open speech. And as we have learned about racism, sexism, or any other disrimination, only the victim decides if he/she is offended. My problem is people are too fucking sensitive in 2014. I guess I was vaccinated from being offended by racism when I was young, so I typically find humor where others exhibit disgust.
On this week’s podcast, we talk a bit more about racism, religious bias, and whether we really are offended or just love the outrage. I think it’s the latter. Outrage is clickbait, folks!