Ratings soared for the latest episode, with Chappelle’s monologue accused of perpetuating anti-Semitic tropes.
SNL Avg. 4 million viewers — down15 percentage from last fall. That’s not much of a boost from the previous week, when host Amy Schumer brought in $4.3 million.
There is also a big drop in numbers from the last time Chappelle hosted the series, at 2022, Promoted The show has 9 million viewers and a 2.6 adult rating 18-730(highest ratingSNL in presentations within three years). Chappelle also won an Emmy for hosting the episode.
ratings followed by waves of criticism for comedians and SNL Extensions for Chappelle 00016 minute monologue, in which he made several statements deemed anti-Semitic.
The monologue, which has been viewed 6.4 million times on YouTube since its release, includes comments from Chappelle addressing the controversy surrounding Kanye “Ye” West’s anti-Semitic comments. “I’ve been to Hollywood,” Chappelle said. “That’s exactly what I see: There are a lot of Jews. Like, a lot. But it doesn’t mean anything! … There are a lot of black people in Ferguson, Missouri. Doesn’t mean they run the place.” The Comedian says he understands how some people “misunderstand” that Jews are “running show business”. It’s not a crazy thing. But speaking up in this climate is a crazy thing to do.
Before the monologue, Chappelle unfolds a sheet of paper and reads a conscientious statement – “I condemn all forms of anti-Semitism and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community” — before adding, “Kanye, this is how you buy time for yourself.
But on Sunday, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt criticized the NBC show, accusing Late Night of “popularizing anti-Semitism.”
“We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to be society’s moral compass, but it’s disturbing to see @nbcsnl not only normalize but popularize #antisemitism,” he tweeted . “Why is almost every turning point denied or undercut Jewish sensitivities? Why do our traumas spark applause? ”
Jerusalem Post Twitter:” American comedian Dave Chappelle said in his SNL monologue that he “condemns all forms of anti-Semitism”…then was quick to engage in anti-Semitic tropes. Time Out New York theater editor and critic Adam Feldman tweeted: “Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue may be bigger than Kanye’s Anything more normalizes anti-Semitism. Everyone knows Kanye is crazy. Chappelle positions himself as a teller of difficult truths. Worse.”
However, Tangle News founding Isaac Saul
tweeted : “Let me be the first Jew to say: Dave Chappelle’s SNL opening last night was hilarious, timely, honest, and a reminder that he still knows this country better than a lot of people who work to understand it all .. can admit that there are a lot of jews in the media and Hollywood. Like Dave said, you can notice at the same time, it is very stupid to think that means they are in some cabal that controls the world.”
NBC and SNL have not responded to requests for comment.
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