SNL stereotyping sparks debate

Posted on by Jeffrey

There has been some debate online regarding the sketch on last weekends SNL titled, ‘J-Pop America Fun Time Now.’ Is the sketch insulting to Japanese culture, even if it’s a very small segment of Japanese culture? Was the inclusion of the “sensei” character played by Jason Sudeikis meant to soften any perceived racism?

To be honest, even without Sudeikis’s charatcer, it’s pretty clear Japanese culture is not the target of the skit. Clearly it’s inspired by SNL’s own stereotypes of some of this past weekend’s New York Comic Con participants and is attempting to poke fun at them.

If you haven’t seen the skit, judge for yourself!

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