SNL Oops: Criticisms emerge over domestic violence skit with Rihanna as musical guest

December 7, 2009 by  

39SNL39Saturday Night Live” is making the wrong sort of headlines for featuring a skit which made fun of domestic violence – with Rihanna as the musical guest for the evening. Uhh, maybe the writers need to get their signals straight, it appears?

On Saturday’s episode, the skit was regarding Tiger Woods’ rough week, satirizing rumors that his wife, Elin Nordegren, attacked him before his early-morning car accident on November 27.

However, the show’s musical guest was Rihanna – a victim of abuse by then-boyfriend Chris Brown, which made the skit a bit — insensitive, shall we say. Several groups and websites have denounced the show’s “obvious missteps… when you consider that Rihanna was the night’s musical guest.”

We agree…not smart, SNL. Hopefully, they make some kind of public statement to address the issue (they have not up until this writing).

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