Netizens have gone mad after Saturday Night Live star Michael Che made a transphobic joke on Caitlyn Jenner.
Everyone criticized the late-night show host when he referred to Caitlyn as a 'fella' in the Weekend Update segment of the show.
Michael Che, 36, became the center of talk after Saturday Late Night Show last weekend. The New York City native was talking about Kanye West and his recent creative works, album release, and tour updates before referencing Caitlyn in the middle of the talk.
According to Michael, he first thought Kanye was losing his mind, but now he feels like he's fine and turning into an "old white lady." The host also stated that the rapper used to be one of the "coolest black dudes on earth."
Following up that statement, Michael added how much Kanye has changed, such as showing up at events wearing only sweatpants and sneakers, listening to Kenny G and trying to get black people to like Trump. He also stated it won't be long before Kanye will change his name into "Kathy."
It was obvious for everyone to notice that Michael was referring Caitlyn Jenner, who first told Diane Sawyer in an interview with ABC News April 2015 about his plans to transition. She further went on to get out of the closet as Caitlyn in a Vanity Fair interview two months later.
"Now, you might think that I'm crazy, but about five years ago, there was a fella named Bruce Jenner, and he moved to Calabasas," Che said in the segment before cutting his line short.
The people watching live on the studio let out a mediocre reaction to the joke, and Michael's co-host Colin Jost showed a concealing face on the camera, ending what Michael has got to say.
Michael was called out by a lot of users on Twitter for his transphobic show and got him on the trending list after the show was aired. They also called out on the network to let them discipline Michael for his words.
A user on Twitter wrote that Michael Che's "transphobic" and "misogynist BS" should go as it was "awful and totally not funny."
@nbcsnl Michael Che, I’m disappointed in your comparison of Kanye West, a cis man, to Caitlyn Jenner, a trans woman. Your comparison implies that trans women are just men who change their names. You also misgendered and deadnamed her. (1/2) — Geoffrey (@_toastyghost_) October 28, 2019
Caitlyn Jenner was deadnamed and misgendered as a punchline. There wasn’t even a joke. The punchline was just dead naming her and then the bit ended. It was super uncomfortable for the audience. — Jaime Renée Wiz (@jairewiz) October 28, 2019
SNL just made a Caitlyn Jenner joke that was so bad and transphobic that you could hear someone in the audience say “Noooooo” — Bonnie Stiernberg (@aahrealbonsters) October 27, 2019