I’ll be honest, I don’t watch SNL. I rarely find it funny and usually scroll through the highlights on Hulu to see if–by chance–they got something right.
Over the weekend Kenan Thompson and Blake Lively teamed up to offer their take on ghetto girls gone wild on the skit “Virginiaca.”
The skit saw Virginiaca (Thompson) and her step-daughter shopping at a Prada store. When they’re approached by the sales associate who thinks they can’t afford anything in the store, the pair begin to show out. At one point they get into a conflict with a mannequin, and in another scene the daughter (Lively) starts “booty bouncing” in the middle of the store.
The skit seemed like a (weak) knock-off of Mad tv’s “Bon Qui Qui” skit from the ’90s, but you’d think that in 2012 SNL’s writers would be able to find some other material to make audiences laugh (And judging by the silence, the audience wasn’t even feeling it).
While I’m sure Lively was added to the skit to show that they weren’t specifically taking shots at black women, the end result was offensive and not even remotely funny.
What do you think?