Saturday Night Live writer and comedian Leslie Jones got off some very funny zingers during her bit about Lupita Nyong’o winning People's "Most Beautiful Person" award on Weekend Update. HOWEVER. She also set off a internet rage-fest when she began talking about how she would've been the most desirable... during slave days.
Naturally, the moralists of Twitter began firing off carelessly spelled tweets of fury... like this one:
I will *not* be watching #SNL @nbcsnl again for a very long time. Slavery, forced breeding & "slave drafts" aren't comedic. #LeslieJones
— James Neal (@james3neal) May 4, 2014
And you can bet there were many more. Happily Leslie got off some snappy tweets herself—including this response to the brou-ha-ha.
If anybody should be offended is white folks cause it’s what they did. Y’all so busy trying to be self righteous you miss what the joke really is. Very sad I have to defend myself to black people. Now I’m betting if Chris Rock or Dave Chappelje did that joke or jay z or Kanye put in a rap they would be called brilliant. Cause they all do this type of material. Just cause it came from a strong black woman who ain’t afraid to be real y’all mad. So here is my announcement black folks, you won’t stop me and Im gonna go even harder cause we too fucking sensitive and instead of make lemonade out of lemons we just suck the sour juice from the lemons. Wake up. I wouldn’t be able to do a joke like that if I didn’t know my history or proud of where I came from and who I am.
Watch Leslie's sketch here!
Just a reminder, if you're using Twitter as if you're a member of the world's moral police? You're doing it wrong.