Saturday Night Live crossed the line again with an assassination joke about President Trump. Just imagine if a conservative comedian said this about Barack Obama… It would be the biggest scandal in years but when they say it about Trump no one cares.
Comedian John Mulaney came back to host and SNL should be ashamed for letting the joke on air.
The Daily Mail reported that Mulaney, 37, shared the comment during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live’s latest episode.
The SNL alum began by noting that the show fell on a Leap Year, which was created by Julius Caesar, and that the Roman military man ultimately met his demise when stabbed during a Senate session on March 15, 44 BC.
“[Caesar] started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar and we still do it to this day,” Mulaney said.
“Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives and they stabbed him to death.”
“That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now,” Mulaney finished to a laughing audience.
While the SNL audience praised Mulaney’s monologue, his remarks ruffled a few feathers on social media.
Many conservatives on Twitter lambasted Mulaney for what they deemed an offensive and inappropriate jab.
“So apparently it’s funny to joke about assassinating the President of the United States,” one man questioned.
“If ?@NBCSNL? thinks it is ok [assassinate] people they disagree with, shouldn’t it work both ways for sh**** TV shows?” Asked another.
One woman called the monologue “disgraceful”, saying: “You want to stab Trump? Think you just stabbed your pathetic career. Never heard of you.”