Saturday Night Live Writer Defends Slavery Jokes

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Leslie Jones, Colin Jost | Photo Credits: NBC

Saturday Night Live is never shy about taking on taboo topics, but this weekend’s episode, which featured a bit making jokes about slavery, has caused quite an Internet stir.


On Saturday’s “Weekend Update” segment, writer Leslie Jones made her on-screen debut in a bit about being single. Jones then talked about slavery, saying, “Back in the slave days, I would’ve never been single. I’m 6 feet tall and I’m strong!” She then continued by saying, “I do not want to be a slave. I don’t like working for you white people now, and ya’ll pay me. I’m just saying back in the slave days, my love life would’ve been way better. Master would’ve hooked me up with the best brother on the plantation.”

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After receiving a ton of negative feedback online, Jones took to Twitter to defend herself.



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