Lorne Michaels lost a bet with Satan. That’s the only possible explanation I can think of for why Donald Trump is hosting SNL this weekend. Well, either that, or Lorne’s a desperate ratings monster. It’s a no-win situation for the writers: Laugh with Trump, and he’ll be praised for “getting it”; laugh at Trump and, well, that’s not what you’re going to see on Saturday.
It’s going to be a dumpster fire (Trump supporters and haters alike can agree on one thing: For someone who spends so much time in front of the camera, he’s not very good at being on camera), unless this happens.
DeportRacism.com has announced that it will pay $5,000 to an audience member at the live show who shouts out either “Deport Trump” or “Trump is a racist.” If more than one audience member disrupts Trump, the award will be divided equally between the hecklers. (Via)
Organizer Santiago Cejudo said, “We’re hoping the $5,000 will help people on set or in the studio audience find the bravery to speak out loudly and help focus the national conversation on that we need to deport racism, not people. It’s 2016, and Trump needs to hear that you can’t win the White House without the brown vote.” And they’re not the only ones who are pissed.
Donald Trump, racism, politics, and people asking whether SNL‘s still on?
It’s going to be a fun weekend.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)