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Why Are Joker Fans Still Angry at an Old SNL Sketch? – The Big Picture

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Back before the Oscars, Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” skewered Joker and other big nominees with a parody song about how many of them shared a theme described as “white male rage.” Months later, some dedicated Joker fans are not only still mad about this; they’re calling it an offensive political dismissal. What’s behind the backlash — and is anyone actually saying anything interesting?

This is The Big Picture with Bob Chipman, talking about… frustrations over a months-old Saturday Night Live sketch.


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Bob Chipman
Bob Chipman is a critic and author.