Woody Harrelson's 'Saturday Night Live' monologue spurs controversy over COVID references
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Woody Harrelson's 'Saturday Night Live' monologue spurs controversy over COVID references

26 February 2023
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Woody Harrelson's 'Saturday Night Live' monologue spurs controversy over COVID references

Monologue about COVID sparks debate

Woody Harrelson's opening monologue during the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live" has sparked controversy online, particularly for his references to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts. During the monologue, Harrelson joked about a film pitch that involved the "biggest drug cartels" in the world forcing people to take their drugs in order to leave their homes.

While some found Harrelson's comments amusing, others criticized them as being "anti-vax" or promoting vaccine conspiracy theories. Twitter CEO Elon Musk weighed in on the discussion, praising Harrelson's comments and suggesting that they accurately reflected life in the US over the past few years.

Harrelson also touched on political division during his monologue, describing himself as a "redneck hippie" who supports both gun ownership and gun control. He also joked about his preference for marijuana over alcohol, citing its lack of hangovers and bloody aftermaths.

This isn't the first time that "Saturday Night Live" has come under fire for its content. In recent years, the show has faced criticism for jokes that some viewers have deemed insensitive or offensive. Despite these controversies, "Saturday Night Live" remains a popular fixture of US television, with a loyal fan base that eagerly anticipates each new episode.

While the entertainment industry continues to grapple with the ongoing pandemic, shows like "Saturday Night Live" are a reminder of the enduring power of laughter and humor in difficult times. As viewers tune in to the latest episodes and debate the merits of the show's content, one thing is clear: the legacy of "Saturday Night Live" is unlikely to fade anytime soon.

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