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Video: Saturday Night Live mocks media reaction to Linsanity

Feb 19, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

Now that’s some good satire.

The media reaction to Jeremy Lin and “Linsanity” was ripe to be skewered. The racial stereotype issues that came up in things like the ESPN headline controversy are sometimes dealt with better through humor than righteous indignation (or whatever your reaction of choice is). This skit nailed it.

Plus, it’s just funny.

  1. areyesrn - Feb 19, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    LOL…

    …the Asian community needs annoying figures like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton

  2. adogdc - Feb 19, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    This is really not funny. It just allows ‘us’ to be racist to another minority.

  3. muffinb - Feb 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    I could be mistaken, but I think they have gone overboard on this. “Chink in the armor” has been used for years and it had nothing to do with Chinese people. Now this guy might have meant it as a derogatory comment…..but when I read it I sure didn’t take it that way.

    • connaniii - Feb 19, 2012 at 9:33 PM

      totally inexcusable!

    • anhdazman - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:44 AM

      Maybe it’s because you have never been called a “Chink” before?

  4. Queequeg's Mark - Feb 19, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Reblogged this on Queequeg's Mark and commented:
    This is a pretty good demonstration at how we are extremely culturally sensitive about one race and extremely culturally insensitive about another.

  5. granadafan - Feb 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    As an AMERICAN of Chinese descent and who was exposed to racism my entire life, I’ve seen and heard it all. SNL absolutely nailed it with the extreme hypocrisy of people and especially the media. You can’t say anything remotely negative about blacks without the massive media onslaught, but blacks can make make racist comments about Asians (I’m looking at you Shaq) without a whole lot of repercussion. The skit was pretty funny.

  6. nofunleague - Feb 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    ESPN playing the PC card. Get over it. Can we all grow up. Where was the intent? Will the PC crowd go crawl under a rock. PLEASE

    • granadafan - Feb 19, 2012 at 11:28 PM

      Nofunleague, that you would presume to lecture those who take offense at ESPN’s headline is the height of ignorance and arrogance. It’s not for you tell those victims what they should take offense to. Would you tell blacks that they’re being PC when white people make monkey noises at them or throw bananas? Get a clue.

  7. 1742hawk - Feb 19, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Great job SNL! What a great laugh about the age old “double standard”.

  8. mommatocharlie - Feb 19, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    I thought it was rather stupid, more along the lines of the regular “humor” on

    snl

  9. gmsingh - Feb 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    I’ll bet Jeremy Lin and the thirty people he has staying at his house aren’t pleased at all.

  10. cosanostra71 - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    pretty funny, and actually an interesting social commentary. SNL has been much better this year than it was the previous few seasons.

  11. bubba703 - Feb 20, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    I thought it was both funny and vintage SNL, for being unafraid to poke fun at the hypocrisy found in some hot button social issues.

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