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Title: SNL Finale AIDS Joke
Post by: MarkintheDark on May 19, 2019, 06:48:07 am
During the season finale's “What's Wrong With This Picture” segment (https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/whats-wrong-with-this-picture/3958341) at 2:37 apparently someone thought that AIDS jokes were appropriate.  The quote, “The computer has a virus and I hate to tell you, but it's AIDS.”

And, yeah, as an LTS I suppose I AM sensitive to this.  Some might remember that AIDS jokes were being told openly in the White House press briefing room in the 80s (http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2013/12/aids-white-house-larry-speakes-joke-press-briefing-1982.html).  I find it no more appropriate than breast cancer jokes.

If you're inclined to make a stink to NBC, here are the contacts:
https://www.nbcumv.com/programming/nbc-entertainment/saturday-night-live/contacts