Saturday Night Live is outraged by some black people on Twitter over his skit about a black doctor trying to convince his family members to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Some say the bit encourages inaccurate and harmful stereotypes about black people while ignoring systemic racism in vaccine distribution.
The episode, which aired on April 3, was Daniel Kaluuya's debut on the long-running late night comedy show. In the sketch he portrayed Dr. Tevin Jones, the host of a game show called "Will You Take It?"
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He offers the family candidates at risk cash bonuses if they agree to a vaccination. These include cousin Tasha (Ego Nwodim), Uncle Derek (Kenan Thompson), cousin Donald (Chris Redd), and Aunt Shauna (punkie Johnson).
At one point, Jones offers Uncle Derek, who has suffered two heart attacks in the past decade, $ 5,000 in cash. Dereck says he could use the money to find a girlfriend and cook. After considering the offer, he replies, "No, it's not worth it."
Below is a clip from the show.
Other people went to Twitter to make similar observations.