In case you haven’t heard, Thompson (who happens to be an Atlanta native) recently caught a ton of flack after he made a statement that that Black women who audition for roles on the show simply haven’t been “ready” for prime time.
“It’s just a tough part of the business,” he told TV Guide. “Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready.”
While Thompson’s comments may have rang true, the show took advantage of Washington’s appearance on the show to reveal it’s response to the drama.
In one single skit, Washington portrays Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey. When she’s asked to exit the Oval Office a third time to return as Beyonce, a voice over and text reveals SNL’s apologetic response.
Watch Kerry’s skit below…
The producers at Saturday Night Live would like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of Black women she will be asked to play.
“We make these requests because Ms. Washington is an actress of considerable range and talent – and also because SNL does not currently have a Black woman on the cast. Mostly the latter.
We agree this is not an ideal situation and look forward to rectifying it in the near future, unless, of course, we fall in love with another White guy first.”
As the sketch ends, Rev. Al Sharpton makes a cameo appearance with a special message:
“What have we learned from this sketch? As usual, nothing.”