‘Disgusting’: SNL Comedian Bashed Online for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Joke About Israel’s Vaccination Drive

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A Saturday Night Live comedian has set social media on fire following the latest episode of the show. Michael Che, who appears in a sketch about the fictional news programme Weekend Update, joked about Israel’s drive to immunise the population against COVID-19.

According to recent reports, nearly a half of Israel’s 8.6 million people have received the inoculation. Che joked that authorities did not vaccinate the Arabs that live in Israel.

“Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half”, the comedian said.

The joke elicited some laughter from the studio audience, but the TV audience apparently did not like it at all.

Scores of people took to social media criticising the comedian for what they described was an anti-Semitic joke.