Michael Che, the dry-witted co-host of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” said what he said about Beantown, and he meant it.
And he told the city to its face.
At a recent standup show at Boston University last week, Che told the crowd that he stands by a comment he made on SNL the night before the Super Bowl: Boston is “the most racist city” he’s ever been to.
“I just want to relax, turn my brain off and watch the blackest city in America beat the most racist city I’ve ever been to,” he said.
The Boston Globe reports that Che said he received a lot of angry messages on social media after making the statement, including one from a woman who was particularly upset. But rather than explaining himself, Che said, he responded with this: “Talk to your closest black friend and ask them to explain it to you.” To which she responded: “Touche.”
And, at the end of the day, Che is just taking his cue from our commander in chief.
Che said that he never apologizes for his language or controversial statements because “I’m just trying to be more presidential.”