For the record? Bleeding Cool wrote last year that we were surprised and a little pissed off that Lorne Michaels gave country singer Morgan Wallen a second chance to perform on NBC's Saturday Night Live. Wallen ignored the show's COVID protocols and was captured on social media attending a crowded party filled with people mostly without masks (including Wallen) the week leading into the show- only to perform in December, the week that Jason Bateman hosted. Flash ahead to February, and Wallen is understandably being called out for a video that surfaced last week of him using the n-word after returning home from an evening of partying with friends- including his songs being pulled from the air and his music contract suspended (Wallen has since posted an apology, and it should be noted that downloads of his songs have experienced an increase in sales). One person taking issue with Wallen and what he sees was Wallen's phoniness is SNL cast member Chris Redd, who took to Twitter to make his feeling known: "Hold up, Morgan Wallen shook my hand at SNL good nights and was saying ni**er [Ed. edit] the whole time?! Damn, I want my handshake back, bruh!".
Here's a look at Redd's tweet from earlier today:
Saturday Night Live's 46th season includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Lauren Holt (The Filth), Punkie Johnson (Space Force), and Andrew Dismukes (Comedy Central's Colossal ClusterFest, New York Comedy Festival) are joining the cast as feature players. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Maya Rudolph joining them as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden for part of the season before cast member Moffat took over the role just before the holiday break (with Bennett continuing Mike Pence).
Not including specials and digital series, Saturday Night Live has won over 70 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with over 275 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.