John Leguizamo on Donald Trump's SNL stint: ‘I find it really insulting’
Hillary Clinton might be tuning into Saturday Night Live this weekend, but comedian John Leguizamo certainly won’t be watching. In speaking with Yahoo! News Live on Wednesday, the Colombia-born actor revealed that, thanks to Donald Trump hosting the program this weekend, he will no longer watch the sketch comedy show.
“I’m all for freedom of speech, but this is different,” Leguizamo said. “He’s not doing it politically … This is celebrating somebody who, if he’d said those things about any other ethnic group, he would not be on SNL.”
Leguizamo added that had Trump appeared on a political program to answer legitimate questions about his platform, the situation would be different.
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“I find SNL to do that and NBC, I find it really insulting,” he said. “[It’s] hurtful and insulting to celebrate someone who said horrible things.”
Leguizamo joins Hispanic Congressman Luiz V. Gutiérrez and Twitter users who employed the hashtag #RacismIsntFunny in hopes of encouraging NBC to lose the Republican presidential candidate as a host. A group of protesters also plan to march on 30 Rock Saturday to make the same demands.