Top Controversies On SNL Throughout The Years

Gen Z Hospital

Many on Twitter complained about a May 2021 sketch called “Gen Z Hospital,” saying that it took expressions from African American Vernacular English (AAVE). Michael Che, who wrote the sketch responded:  “I’ve been reading about how my ‘gen z’ sketch was misappropriating AAVE and I was stunned cause what the f*** is ‘AAVE’? I had to look it up. Turns out it’s an acronym for ‘African American vernacular english.’ You know, AAVE! That ol’ saying that actual black people use in conversation all the time…, Look, the sketch bombed. I’m used to that. I meant no offense to the ‘aave’ community. I love aave. Aave to the moon!”

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