"Saturday Night Live" is taking some heat for a skit last weekend during which black cast member Leslie Jones did a bit on Weekend Update joking that she would be a "Number one slave draft pick," according to TMZ.
"See, I'm single right now, but back in the slave days, I would have never been single. I'm 6 feet tall and I'm strong, Colin. Strong! I mean, look at me, I'm a Mandingo ... I'm just saying that back in the slave days, my love life would have been way better. Massah would have hooked me up with the best brotha on the plantation ... I would be the No. 1 slave draft pick."
No word on whether Donald Sterling has been moonlighting as an SNL writer.
Not long after the sketch aired, Ebony.com senior editor Jamilah Lemieux tweeted "This Leslie Jones person is an embarrassment @msmarypryor. I'm so appalled right now."
Jones tweeted back Sunday "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 (Chappelle) 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 and deeper now. Cause it's a shame that we kill each other instead of support each other. This exactly why black people are where we are now cause we too (expletive) sensitive and instead of make lemonade out of lemons we just suck the sour juice from the lemons. Wake up."
OK then. Talk amongst yourselves.