Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che is currently under fire after taking aim at US Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.
On Thursday night Che took to his Instagram stories to crack jokes about Biles, who recently pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics in the middle of competition due to mental health concerns.
Che went on to share a Biles’ joke that referenced Larry Nassar, the former US Olympic team doctor who sexually assaulted Biles and dozens of other gymnasts.
Che went on to claim that he was hacked while using the same font as the deleted Instagram stories.
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) July 30, 2021
No one believed Che’s denial and called for SNL to punish him.
Larry Nassar sexually assaulted over 300 gymnasts including Simone Biles. Jokes about this immense violence are never okay. @hbomax @nbcsnl why is Michael Che still on your roster? https://t.co/1F4VnPJWCI
— Farrah Khan (@farrahsafiakhan) July 30, 2021
Sometimes people get cancelled and I’m sitting here like it’s not that serious…
— averyasherave (@averyasherave) July 30, 2021
NBC needs to at minimum put Michael Che on a six month suspension.
The Nassar joke in particular is completely out of bounds. https://t.co/GZsXewC4co
— Barbara Smith (@nanaslugdiva) July 30, 2021
Fire Michael Che and hire Jay Pharoah https://t.co/5VMMq7tJO2
— Genie Lauren (@MoreAndAgain) July 30, 2021
A NASSAR JOKE!?
Michael Che is a whole incel. THROW HIM AWAY AND LIGHT THE DUMPSTER ON FIRE. https://t.co/ib1EU7ABNN
— Hassan Sayyed (@HausUrban) July 30, 2021