'Saturday Night Live' Criticized for Tiger Woods Cheating Skit
"Saturday Night Live" and NBC are being criticized for a recent skit that poked fun at Tiger Woods' highly-publicized marital problems.
In the sketch, Woods, played by Keenan Thompson, continues to get further beaten up by wife Elin, played by guest host Blake Lively, resulting in more and more injuries in subsequent press conferences.
With singer Rihanna -- a victim of domestic violence by former boyfriend Chris Brown -- also on the program, the politically correct crowd is in a tizzy.
"It was another sketch that gave us pause," noted PopEater in an article titled "‘SNL' Lampoons Alleged Violence in Tiger Woods' Marriage," on Sunday. "We think, had the genders been reversed, ‘SNL' wouldn't make light of the potentially violent situation."
Female-oriented site Jezebel called the sketch one of the show's "obvious missteps... when you consider that Rihanna was the night's musical guest."
While over on The TV Squad blog, a writer called out the Rihanna connection.
"As soon as this sketch started, I immediately thought, ‘Oh, no! Stop the sketch! Rihanna might see,'" adding, "Had the tables been turned and a man was suspected of beating up his wife, there definitely wouldn't be a lighthearted sketch like this. But since it's female-on-male domestic violence, our current culture deems it kind of, sort of okay to make fun of and the scandal had to be addressed before it lost heat."
And commenters on sites including Entertainment Weekly and The Huffington Post also raised their voices over the sketch.
A blog at the Atlanta-Journal Constitution's website asked, "Did ‘SNL' go too far with Tiger abuse skit?"
Exit question: If Americans are racist because of the attention Tiger is getting cheating with white women, is it racist, sexist, or both to think that SNL sketch was funny?