Sunday, March 4
Saturday Night STUPID
Yeah, I know the title is a little silly but Saturday Night Live last night PISSED ME OFF.
In case some of you pretty readers weren't aware, I'm in LOVE with Lindsay Lohan. She was hosting, so obviously I had to watch it. I was disappointed to say the least.
A lot of things irritated me last night. I'm going to pull a Seth & Amy and REALLY SNL?! 'til the cows come home.
First of all, Lindsay's monologue.. really? Oh yeah, it's so funny that Lindsay is a recovering addict! While she's doing her monologue she was continually interupted with pat downs and eye checks. It's great that Lindsay can laugh about it, but she obviously didn't actually write these lines, a writer for SNL did. A writer who probably has never had a drug problem. This is giving the impression that recovering addicts can't do things for themselves and that they can't actually accomplish shit.
Next, we have the infamous spoof commercial piece that SNL loves. Disney Housewives. Okay, that's funny. It's great that SNL wanted to make it look like these Princesses aren't perfect, blah, blah. BUT WHAT THE HELL with the dwarf comment?! REALLY?! Why. Why. Why. Didn't watch it? Here's a clip.
Cinderella says she wants to raise money for dwarfs because they aren't real people. Snow White gets pissed. Not because of Cinderella's comment, but because dwarfs are HER THING. We realize that Cinderella is a damn drunk and doesn't know what she's saying, but STILL. How is it okay to say this shit? I have a very good friend who is a little person and she definitely IS a person, so screw you SNL. Also, they portray Jasmine as being poor and what is the difference between Jasmine and all of the other Princesses? She's the only Princess of color and they show her crying in the bathroom because she and Aladdin ran out of money.. and we're supposed to LAUGH at that. Hilarious. So funny.
The skit that pissed me off the most was the skit with Lindsay and Keenan in the jail. They do this skit all of the time, always making gay sex jokes and it incidentally is titled 'Scared Straight'. Because if you go to jail/prison you're automatically gay and have ass sex and you have to scare them out of prison or in other words, scare them straight.
What do they say to scare them? Oh, gay sex jokes, taking about ass sex.. discharge.. big dicks, hurt, pain. Because gays have disgusting sex. Ew, gross. You put WHAT WHERE?! You put THAT THERE!? They scare them with RAPE. RAPE. They even say the word RAPE at least twice. I had to zone out after awhile because I honestly could NOT believe that they were saying this shit!
Then we have the Delinquent Girl Teen Gang. Long story short, these bad girls like to dance in the street. They get into trouble for it, but they keep dancing anyway. It's all girls, one of them is a man in drag. They dance and they dance and one keeps getting hit by cars. She is perceived as being an idiot because she keeps going in the street and getting hit by cars. Which one is this, do you think?
Would it be one of the women actors or is it the one in drag? It, of course, is the one in drag. This is giving viewers the idea that people dressing in drag (which is all of us, by the way) or trans people are idiots and should get hit by cars. I don't care if some of you think I'm going to far with this assumption, it really bothered me.
And that's when I stopped watching. God damnit, what is wrong with our television?! This episode of SNL really fed into white privilege, straight privilege and cisgendered privilege. How is it okay that this stupidity is spewed all over a SUPER popular show? How can they have the news piece making fun of Republicans and Rush Limbaugh, and then have this closed-minded assholery mixed in before and after that segment? I don't understand. Did it piss anyone else off?