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Video: Saturday Night Live gets Linsane

Posted on: February 19, 2012 2:19 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2012 2:26 pm
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Posted by Royce Young



It was only appropriate that Saturday Night Live took on Linsanity. Especially considered the New York based show already got in on Tebow Mania. And honestly, it was actually a pretty quality media critique of how some have handled the rise of Jeremy Lin and the conversation surrounding his Asian-American heritage.

Sometimes, the best way to communicate how absurd some of those racially charged jokes are is to throw them out there, just like this. The double-standard some are employing with Lin is beyond ridiculous. And the sketch does a pretty great job illustrating that. Jokes about Lin being "sweet and sour" and being "good fortune" were all good, but as soon as one of the pretend analysts made a fried chicken reference when talking about Kobe, it was over the line with Bil Hader's character saying, "Hey, let's leave race out of this."

It was done in good humor of course here, but there's a message here as well. And one we should all pay attention to.
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Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 7:46 pm
 

Video: Saturday Night Live gets Linsane

Funny !!!! The writers of SNL did a great job with this clip.  Comedy is a great way to show people how stupid racist comments and stereotying is.  The white guy that kept making fun of the black athelete while everyone was busting on Lin was hilarious.  There is such a double standard when we say things that offend certain races. I can't tell you how many times I've been offended by a friend or co-worker that mocked me by talking like a Japanese person who just learned english. Do the same people speak to black people like a gangsta?  Not really.  Do people go to their friends that are Indian and say " Oh how r u doin tu day my prend" no of course not. I hope this Lin-sanity shows people that certain things are not cool when it offends people.  For the people that think that some things shouldn't offend people you should realize that you are being selfish for telling people whether or not they should be offended.

 


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Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 11:50 am
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Since: Jan 31, 2012
Posted on: February 20, 2012 11:31 am
 

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Where are we as human beings as people that are trying to live together and get along that CBS sports thinks this is funny ans SNL would do this to grab an audience, incite. This humor of making fun of peoples races is horrible and disgusting. How come other races were not brought into this cacophony of disgustingness why only Chinese and Blacks. CBS thought this was necessary to see?



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2012 5:12 pm
 

Video: Saturday Night Live gets Linsane

lmfao...kobe did order fried chicken hahahaha



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Video: Saturday Night Live gets Linsane

so isn't this a total dis to the fake NY media who overexaggerates things and for some ignorant reason thinks they're smarter than the "average folks" watching sports? They should just wipe out all the reporters and writers in NY and start over, words aren't enough to describe what a phony spin they put on everything. While normal Knicks fans are happy to just have winning point guard, the NY media is happy to have an asian point guard they can make a big deal about for being asian.


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