‘SNL’ Slammed For Sketch Mocking Black Vaccine Hesitancy

‘SNL’ Slammed For Sketch Mocking Black Vaccine Hesitancy


Though the subject of race was a central component to last weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” some people have reacted harshly to a particular sketch that mocked vaccine hesitancy in the black community.

Hosted by two-time Academy Award-nominee Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Sicario”), one sketch featured the actor playing a doctor on a game show titled “Will You Take It?” that offered black contestants a hefty financial award if they agreed to one thing: Taking the COVID-19 vaccine. As the sketch unfolded, nobody seemed willing to take it, despite the great rewards. As Fox News reported:

In the sketch, Kaluuya’s character begins by offering his four family members $500 to simply take the vaccine. As the sketch goes on, the total eventually reaches $20,000 but it is never enough to dampen his family member’s hesitancy to take the vaccine despite close to 100 million people in the U.S. having been administered the dose. 

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One family member notes that he’ll start doing it when

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