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