Margaret Cho, the comedian who defended Planned Parenthood last month by saying God created abortion, has now taken aim at Saturday Night Live for inviting GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump to host the show.
Cho is criticizing show producers for allegedly failing to recruit diverse guests and cast members over the years, while also slamming Trump as a “racist,” “sexist,” and incestuous man.
“Why has there never been an Asian American host, cast member or musical guest on ‘SNL’ in 41 years? Forty-one years,” Cho said to The Wrap. “Yet they want Donald Trump, a known racist, a known sexist, who disgustingly wants to have sex with his daughter. Who does he think he is, Woody Allen?
“The comedian continued her rant with a rebuttal to those who discredit her claim that no Asians have ever appeared on the show, while highlighting the ethnicities of former cast members Fred Armisen and Rob Schneider.
“People come at me and say, ‘Oh, Fred Armisen is a quarter Japanese, Rob Schneider is half Filipino.’ Yeah, that makes three-quarters of an Asian-American, not even in one person, in 41 years,” she continued.
Cho isn’t the only person upset over The Donald’s upcoming appearance on SNL.
The Wrap reports the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda asked NBC and SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels on Monday to cancel Trump’s Nov. 7 appearance.
“We are appalled that you would enable Trump’s hateful speech for nothing (more) than a ratings ploy and ask that you rescind the SNL invitation,” the group reportedly said in a letter to Michaels and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke.
When asking Cho who she would like to see on SNL to break ground for Asian-Americans?
Herself, of course.
“I’m proposing Ken Jeong. I would like to be the musical guest. That’s all I ask,” she said. “They would take a momentous step forward, if they include Ken Jeong or myself.”
Donald Trump last hosted SNL in 2004, and takes the stage again on Nov. 7.