Saturday night live Michael Che has addressed the criticisms around one of his latest sketches.
The last episode, which saw Tesla CEO Elon Musk make his debut as a host, featured a segment titled “Gen Z Hospital” that played on phrases and jargon, derived from AAVE (African-American Vernacular English), which have gained popularity on social media. media platforms, including Twitter and TikTok. The sketch featured cast members including Melissa Villasenior, Kate McKinnon, Bowen Yang, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, and Mikey Day.
SNL used the sketch to make fun of popular internet phrases, but attributed popular sayings such as ‘bruh’, ‘stan’, ‘no cap’ and ‘sis’ to Gen Z and social media users, per opposition to the African-American community and the AAVE. After the sketch aired on Saturday, many Twitter users called SNL to make fun of AAVE.
Che, who created the sketch, responded to the reaction on Instagram on Monday.
“I read how my ‘gen z’ sketch hijacked AAVE and was amazed because that f ** k is ‘AAVE’? I had to look for it. It turns out it’s an acronym for “African American Vernacular English”. You know, AAVE! This old saying that real blacks use all the time in conversations… ”, the That fucking Michael Che the host wrote. “Look, the sketch was bombed. I’m used to it. I didn’t want to offend the “aave” community. I love aave. Aave to the moon!
Saturday Night Live the notes picked up with Musk’s debut, which also included sketches on cryptocurrency and Dogecoin, the colonization of Mars, and embarrassing post-quarantine conversations.
The “Gen Z Hospital” sketch can be viewed below.