‘SNL’ Star Michael Che Faces Backlash For Jokes About Simone Biles


Simone Biles has had one hell of a July!

It’s been good, bad, happy and sad. A roller coaster of emotions, if you will.

Earlier this week, Simone withdrew entirely from the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo citing mental health reasons. She’s been bombarded with praise and horrible backlash from the deep depths of the Internet.

Sadly, not everyone understands the importance of prioritizing mental health.

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Anyways, with all of the hoopla about Simone in the news and across the Internet, ‘SNL’ co-head writer and cast member, Michael Che, thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do standup comedy about her.

The comedian shared some polarizing thoughts about the gold medalist to his Instagram Stories.

One story read, “Man, i wanna make fun of simone biles.”

Che said he had “like 3 mins of simone biles jokes” in his head with plans to take it to an open mic on Thursday, July 29, noting that he’s “choosing violence.”

Michael Che / Instagram

These stories have since been removed from Che’s Instagram.

It’s unclear if Che actually performed the Simone inspired jokes in front of an audience; however, he continued to share crude and heinous jokes about her to his IG stories.

One of the jokes included disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar who was sentenced to 60 years in prison on charges of child pornography.

Nassar is a convicted sex offender who sexually abused hundreds of young athletes while working as the team doctor for the U.S. women’s national gymnastics team and other teams.

“Larry [Nassar] understands Simone Biles better than anyone,” the joke read which was shared by Che. “He too had to quit doing what he loved at the pinnacle of his career because of mounting pressure.”

Che added his own commentary on the post writing, “Godd***, that’s rough,” and ranked it 9/10.

Michael Che Instagram Story
Michael Che / Instagram

Countless women, including Simone, have spoken out about the long-term impact of Nassar’s abuse.

And if you thought Che was done after that horrid “joke,” if you can even call it that, think again!

The final words to impart upon fans, “Who said black don’t crack?” To which Che wrote, “Now that’s a good joke. Economical. Referential. Balanced. Good job. 8/10.”

Michael Che Instgram Story
Michael Che / Instagram

“Michael Che” began trending on Twitter Friday, July 30, and not in a good way.

Here’s the kicker, after he began trending for what he posted, he claimed his IG account was hacked.

“Can’t believe they got me,” Che wrote. “Y’all [know] I only do jokes about Whites and cops. [It’s] all good now, I changed my password and everything.”

As of today, his Instagram account has zero posts; however, his IG story is chalk full of his own jokes pertaining to getting hacked.

Michael Che IG story
Michael Che / Instagram

 





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