Saturday Night Live did something uncommon for the sketch comedy show when it made fun of the PC culture of Twitter.
In a pretend game show named “Can I Play That” the show poked fun at how social justice warriors get angry at mundane things.
The host, played by Kenan Thompson, questioned three working actors, played by Idris Elba, Cecily Strong and Beck Bennett.
Thompson asked if Will Smith could play the dad of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams, which he is slated to do.
Cecily Strong answered “no, because he’s not black enough,” which was said to be the correct answer, mocking the Twitter outrage over the announcement.
In another part of the show it was decided that no one could play Caitlyn Jenner in a movie about the former Olympic star.
When Elba said he could play a blind character Thompson said no and opined “First God took their site and now you take their jobs.”
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“Isn’t that what acting is about?” Elba said. “You know, becoming someone you’re not?”
“Not anymore, no.” Thompson said. “Now it’s about becoming yourself but with a different haircut.”
Elba asked if the game was real and Thompson responded “It sure is. Because this game is produced by Twitter. Twitter: One mistake, and we’ll kill you.”
In the lightning round Bennett correctly guessed that he could only play “a white guy, a white guy who gained 50 pounds, slave owner, and that’s it.”
“Can I Play That” is absolutely amazing. Love when #SNL just throws blows at everyone and everything.
— That Week In SNL (@ThatWeekInSNL) March 10, 2019
— comicriffs (@comicriffs) March 10, 2019
— Angela (@angelanicole07) March 10, 2019
A brilliant sketch. @nbcsnl are taking shots at some of the ridiculous, oversensitive chatter on Twitter. Of course Will Smith can play the father of the Williams sisters! https://t.co/bRUBmoyy3Y via @YouTube
— Emmet Lyons (@EmmSmokeyLyons) March 10, 2019
This sketch felt very personal, written by actors who are locked out of roles they feel they should be able to go out for. At the same time, the pacing of the sketch delivers punch. https://t.co/8WpXYtoRTJ
— Danny Groner (@DannyGroner) March 10, 2019
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