Pete Davidson appeared throughout “Saturday Night Live”’s “Weekend Update” section final evening to speak concerning the allegations of sexual abuse made in opposition to R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. The comic mentioned listening to music made by artists who’ve been accused of abuse. “Pretending these people never existed is maybe not the solution. The rules should be like, you can appreciate their work but only if you admit what they did,” he joked. “If it’s that important to you, then at least own it.”
The Idris Elba-hosted episode additionally opened with a sketch about R. Kelly’s current “CBS This Morning” interview with Gayle King. The “SNL” skit touched on Kelly’s denial in opposition to sexual abuse charges, his unsettling outbursts against King, his monetary points, and extra. Watch each sketches beneath.
Yesterday (March 9), Kelly was released from jail after being arrested for owing over $200,000 in youngster assist funds to his ex-wife, Andrea Kelly; R. Kelly additionally hung out in jail after turning himself in to Chicago authorities on February 22 on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
The “SNL” episode additionally made reference to Leaving Neverland, the two-part docuseries which not too long ago aired on HBO, featureing interviews with two males who declare to have been sexually abused by Michael Jackson.