Adele’s host of the SNL show was very iconic and had many memorable moments for a first-time host, however, not all memories are positive ones as Adele found herself on the bad side of some Saturday Night Live fans for ‘tone-deaf’ comments to a sketch performed during the show.
The ‘Hello’ singer, during the show, was involved in a sketch that made fun of wealthy westerners traveling to Africa for sex, with Adele and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon portraying women advertising ‘holidays’ in Africa.
In the skit, both Adele and Kate front an ad for the Tourism Board of Africa encouraging women to visit the continent for its natural beauty while also hinting there are more explicit activities to be enjoyed on the continent.
During this entire skit, Adele walks toward the camera alongside Kate and says: “Sun, breeze, oceans, mountains, in beautiful Africa.”
Then Kate says: “witness the wonder, the escape, the story,’ a shirtless black man walks behind them linking arms with a white woman”. Adele continues: “The sandy beaches. The massive bamboo.”
These comments by themselves are inappropriate but they continued to have a dialogue that might be even worse than the skit itself.
The pair are then joined on stage by Heidi Gardner, who says she traveled to the continent after divorcing her husband. Adele holds back a giggle as she says: “I found a deep, deep connection,’ to which Heidi replies: ‘You can feel it in your stomach.”
Many concerned viewers took to social media to express their disappointment with Adele and the show and how it portrayed African men in the skit.
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