Bowen Yang, a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL), seemingly expresses his thoughts on Nikki Haley’s recent cameo on the show.
- Yang shares a photo of a handwritten note for Haley, seemingly left backstage at SNL’s studio, welcoming her to Studio 8H.
- Fans speculate that Yang’s Instagram post is a dig at SNL’s decision to host Haley.
- Haley’s cameo in the cold open sketch receives disapproval from fans and critics alike.
- Some viewers express concern for Yang and his experiences on the show.
- An ad for the next episode featuring comedian Shane Gillis as the host sparks further controversy, as Gillis was previously fired from SNL for making offensive remarks.
In a recent Instagram post, Bowen Yang, a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL), seemingly hinted at his disapproval of Nikki Haley’s cameo appearance on the show. Yang shared a photo of a handwritten note for Haley, seemingly left backstage at SNL’s New York City studio. The note read, “Amb. Haley — welcome to Studio 8H! From, Lorne + everyone at SNL.” Yang’s caption, “Everyone!”, accompanied by a smiling emoticon, suggests that not everyone at SNL was pleased with Haley’s presence.
Speculation and Criticism
While Yang turned off the comments on his Instagram post, fans were quick to theorize that the post was a dig at SNL’s decision to host Haley. Haley made a cameo appearance in the cold open sketch, where she played herself in a sketch involving former President Donald Trump. The sketch referenced a town hall in New Hampshire where Haley was asked about the cause of the Civil War. The Atlantic called Haley’s cameo “a big miss,” and viewers expressed their disapproval of the sketch and Haley’s portrayal.
Concerns for Yang
Yang’s Instagram post comes after fans noticed that he seemed to distance himself from Dave Chappelle during a recent episode. Chappelle has faced criticism for his comments about the LGBTQIA+ community in the past. Fans expressed concern for Yang and his experiences on the show, with many stating that he deserves better treatment.
Controversy Surrounding Shane Gillis
Adding to the controversy, an ad for the next episode of SNL revealed that comedian Shane Gillis will be the host. Gillis was previously fired from SNL before ever appearing on the show due to offensive remarks he made, including anti-Asian and homophobic slurs. Gillis was set to join SNL in the same year that Yang debuted on the show, leading fans to question the decisions made by SNL’s creator and showrunner, Lorne Michaels.
Bowen Yang’s Instagram post and the subsequent controversy surrounding Nikki Haley’s cameo appearance on SNL have sparked discussions about the show’s decisions and treatment of its cast members. Fans and critics alike have expressed their disapproval and concern. As the story continues to unfold, it remains to be seen how SNL will address the reactions and navigate future casting choices.