If your ideal SNL monologue is a universally liked, non-controversial 3-5 minutes of banter before the first sketch of the evening, then Bill Burr’s opening monologue from October 10th’s Saturday Night Live is not for you.
To say that reactions to his set are divided — which went in on COVID-19, gay pride month, and white women — would be a gross understatement.
This is exactly what why I was excited to see Bill Burr host SNL tonight pic.twitter.com/VYlucaP4kI
— Josiah. (@JosiahK716) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr is being “canceled” by many viewers, accused of misogyny and homophobic, and praised by others.
Here’s the set in question:
And the criticism…
who told bill burr he, a straight white man, should try to tackle homophobia and racism in the worst way possible in his snl monologue
— ً (@kncpes) October 11, 2020
— Anita Bennett (@tvanita) October 11, 2020
And the praise…
That Bill Burr monologue was fucking hilarious. And so well crafted minus the cancel culture part that bombed.
— roxane gay (@rgay) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr: white women have benefited from white supremacy as well, so sit y’all fake woke asses down
— Blanche NeverHo (@Black_Daria1) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr makes valid points about cancel culture trying to cancel EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. Then delivers jokes designed to prove that exact point. And twitter took the bait. Comedy is not for you. It’s about you. #billburr #snl pic.twitter.com/DlL6eo7GEr
— Todd Michaelsen (@ToddMichaelsen) October 11, 2020
The irony in Bill Burr saying white women make everything about themselves, just to come online and see white women in fact crying over the episode & feeling attacked, is just great….can’t make this stuff up😂😂 #SNL #BILLBURR pic.twitter.com/VpxjmNRTly
— YOUGUYS (@omgyouguyz) October 11, 2020
What do you think?