‘SNL’ accused of ripping off its Tina Turner sketch

“SNL” accused of ripping off its Tina Turner sketch
A teacher for the L.A.-based comedy troupe that boasts so many “Saturday Night Live” alums and two of its members claim the Tina Turner tribute band sketch featured this past weekend was a direct ripoff. And to prove it, they”ve uploaded their video to YouTube. Meanwhile, an “SNL” source tells The Wrap that the sketch wasn”t ripped off: “It's a common idea, Tina Turner is such an iconic figure. The similarities represent parallel thinking, it's an example of great minds thinking alike.”

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