10.26.2020

Adele and SNL under fire for Africa sex tourism sketch

Adele and SNL under fire for Africa sex tourism sketch Photo via SNL/YouTube

"Saturday Night Live" is facing a backlash over a sketch in which Adele, Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner play White divorcees lusting over African men.

The skit, intended to mock sex tourism, sees the trio encouraging visitors to come to Africa, boasting repeatedly about its "tribesmen" and "massive bamboos," as Black male extras carry women across a beach in the background.
 
Commentators on social media accused the sketch of propagating stereotypes about the fetishization of Black men, and some said it was ill-timed, given its airing during the EndSARS protests taking place in Nigeria.
 
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