Some “Saturday Night Live” Writers Are Rumored To Be Boycotting This Week’s Show In Protest Of Dave Chappelle Hosting
Because of Dave Chappelle’s history of jokes that many find homophobic and transphobic, he’s since become the festering church fart many make a concerted effort to avoid (or try to swat into dissipation). His last Netflix special, The Closer, drew a great deal of ire and protest when it came out last year; and now Page Six reported that several Saturday Night Live staff writers are sitting out this week’s show as a statement of their disapproval of him being chosen to host. I mean, SNL has been sitting out SNL for about five years as it is, so this Saturday’s episode may be especially devoid of sketches that cause people to make quiet “mmph” sounds through their nostrils in acknowledgment that a joke was just attempted.
Other than Dolly Parton, you’d be hard-pressed to name a celebrity more universally beloved than the Internet’s Boyfriend (2019 – ‘til the wheels fall off and we’re back to stanning via tin cans tied together with a string) Keanu Reeves. However, Matthew Perry apparently hates the dude. And here I thought the big, terrible thing referenced in Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, the addiction memoir Matthew’s currency hawking, was his addiction. But considering Matthew’s seemingly unfounded detest for the man who would not only never hurt a fly, but would probably befriend a fly and let it live in his guest house rent-free until it could get back on his wings, I think the Big Terrible Thing in Matthew’s book might be Keanu himself.
Two days ago, Chris Brown reminded us that, much like that one line of moldy shower tile grout that is forever resistant to bleach and scrubbing, he’ll truly never go away, when he released the music video for his latest song, “WE (Warm Embrace).” Chris Brown has been locked in a warm embrace with (allegedly) shitty behavior for several decades now, but since you can’t sensually shimmy up to bad PR, he needed a human stand-in for his video. And who did he choose, but former fifth harmonizer, Normani. That’s not going over well with the type of people yelling, “NOOOOrmani, why?” after seeing her accept the gig as Chris’ dance partner in the video.
What happens when you bring together two once-beloved-now-sort-of-disgraced comedians together on stage? Jokes and social media backlash, of course! John Mulaney, boyfriend and baby daddy of Olivia Munn is back on tour and surprised his Ohio audience with a special guest star: Dave Chappelle.
Netflix might want to consider putting all those Stranger Things kids to work selling candy bars or hosting a weekend-long charity car wash – anything to make back some of the alleged millions they blew on the latest episodes of Stranger Things. Because there’s been a recent development in Netflix’s ongoing business drama, and it’s one that could find Netflix tied up with some very expensive legal bills for a while. Every Netflix subscriber just braced themselves for an email notification informing them that the monthly rate just jumped to $250 a month, and a request that you consider making a generous donation to the good people at Netflix on top of that. Please? They’ll send you a stylish tote bag! Maybe. That’s if they have time in between fighting their shareholders in court and general panicking.
Some famous and non-famous people heard the news that cringey billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter for $43 billion, and they responded by threatening to pack up their 140 characters and their expertly-edited profile pictures and quit Twitter for good. Some actually went ahead and followed through with their promise. Like Jameela Jamil, who will no longer be chiming in with her unsolicited two cents on everything on Twitter, because she’s officially done with the bird app.