The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is demanding an apology from Saturday Night Live after comedian Pete Davidson’s skit last weekend.
Davidson brought together the Catholic Church and R. Kelly during his performance, comparing their supporters and saying they were similar. He said supporting the Catholic Church in the midst of its sex abuse scandal is the same as being a fan of the rapper, who is currently facing charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Davidson also said people who still choose to listen to R. Kelly’s music need to admit he’s a bad person.
The diocese posted on its website and called the skit disgraceful and offensive and demanded a public apology. It also said making a mockery of the scandal was unhelpful and no one should joke about victims of sexual abuse.
SNL producers have not responded to the statement.
Compiled by Sarah Larke. Courtesy of USA Today.