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Slowly Losing Respect for Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live

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Saturday Night Live is one of the high points my week. The opening monologue, Weekend Update, the political satire … it's all good. But now, Kenan Thompson, a regular on Saturday Night Live, is telling press that he would welcome Chris Brown back on to the show.

Whoa. Back up. Chris Brown, the alleged woman beater? That Chris Brown? It's well known that Chris Brown is alleged to have attacked girlfriend Rihanna ("SOS," "Umbrella"). There are all kinds of stories — Chris Brown was attacking her over a text message to another girl, that it was an attempted murder, and somehow Paris Hilton was involved. But look at this picture of Rihanna, right after the incident, before the bruising set in.

Did you look at it? Now, Kenan Thompson is welcoming the guy that did that to Rihanna back on the show. I'm repeating myself, because I can't believe someone would want an abuser on their show.

“It’s not up to me, but I’m sure we would if he had another hit single,” Thompson told Us Magazine. “We don’t care about scandal. We just care about what brings us ratings!”

WHAT? What a total jerk! Ratings for the show? Really? I mean, really? I'm sure a lot of fans, like me, will not ever watch Chris Brown perform on Saturday Night Live.

I don't care how sorry Chris Brown is. He belongs in jail. He beat a woman. That is unacceptable in today's society. And now, as a woman, I find it seriously offensive that Kenan Thompson would want him on Saturday Night Life for ratings. How insensitive is he? Hopefully, Saturday Night Live doesn't agree with Thomspon, because then I'd have to lose respect for them too.

Now, I've never been a fan of either Chris Brown or Rihanna. It's not like I didn't like either of them; I just haven't been a fan. I tried to stay out of the Chris Brown/Rihanna problem, because I would want others to stay out of it if it was me. But if Saturday Night Live does take Chris Brown back, and I'm not saying they will, I don't think I could ever watch that show again. Chris Brown belongs in jail, not saying, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!"

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  • Dusty

    Libel alert!

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Dusty, reporting matters of public record and expressing an opinion on them is not libel.

  • Dusty

    Declaring “he beat a woman” certainly has the potential. As far as I know, that’s not been proven yet. Now, all the elements necessary for libel (actual malice, etc.) aren’t really present here. Just calling attention to the fact that words should be chosen carefully.

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    Maddy, do I have this right? You won’t watch SNL if they have Chris Brown on because he hit Rihanna yet you appear to have no problem rooting on James Harrison who admitted to hitting his girlfriend Beth Tibbot last year.

    Why don’t you hold the Steelers to the same standard? In your Super Bowl piece, you called Harrison “amazing,” but I didn’t see where you mentioned he should be in jail or that you would stop watching the team if he was on it.

  • Jordan Richardson

    Dusty, I hope you’re ready to charge the entire internet with “libel” then. Start with TMZ and work your way up.

    Also, Kenan was only telling the truth. SNL would gladly have Chris Brown on again because it would mean ratings. Your beef shouldn’t be with the guy that states the obvious or tells the truth but rather the television series that would happily have the guy on.

  • Dusty

    True. Now, I’d like to think we’d consider ourselves a step removed from TMZ and the like…

  • Alissa

    You don’t even know what the hell happened! Were you there? NO!!!!!! He has even been properly charged so how dare you judge him. I Will Love Chris Brown Forever!!!!

  • grandly

    those photos you linked to have been proven to be photoshoped, so you might want to get rid of that part of your argument.

  • justine

    yea.. uh no one really knows what happened.. so until then.. no one can say anything about it.. thats how i feel.. if u feel u shouldnt listen to his music or b mad at ppl who want him on the show (like it will make a diff) then go ahead.. but u cnt put accusations on someone who hasnt been proven guilty… innocent until proven guilty

  • lee

    yea u dont know what happened stay out of it shouldnt people get second chances in life? maybe even if he did do it, after he served time, he should be treated normally! its not like after he comes out of jail he has to live in hiding for the rest of his life! (that to me would be a crime considering how amazing chris brown is) but anyway, i think kenan said the right thing. and every one else who has called u out. think before u talk girl.