On Saturday Night Live, (22021), Michael Che delivered a nakedly ugly, bigoted, and untrue statement about Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination program: Israel is reporting that they’ve vaccinated half of their population. And I’m going to guess it’s the Jewish half. This is not a joke. In fact, the criteria for vaccination in Israel do not include religious affiliation. Moreover, by the end of January 2021 Israel had vaccinated nearly 75 percent of its citizens and residents.
There should be a clear and honest retraction in the media and also on the next show that clearly explains whatever the joke was that was supposed to be made was an error and un unforgivable mistake. There is already enough feeding of prejudice in the world without this garbage.