2018 Emmys host Michael Che says the only white people who thank Jesus at award shows are Republicans, ‘ex-crackheads’
The 70th Annual Emmy Awards kicked off with a slew of political jokes and jabs as expected. But one remark from co-host Michael Che left many viewers upset.
During Che’s opening monologue with his fellow “Saturday Night Live” star Colin Jost, Che explained that his mother would not be watching the show on Monday night.
“My mother is not watching,” Che said. “She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough.”
He continued, “That’s true. The only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”
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Emmy Awards co-host Michael Che kicked off the show with political commentary and disparaging jokes, and Christians were not spared.
“My mother is not watching. She says she doesn’t like watching white award shows because you guys don’t thank Jesus enough,” co-host Michael Che of Saturday Night Livefame said. “The only people–the only white people that thank Jesus are Republicans and ex-crackheads.”
…The two hosts also made time to joke about “Nazis” in Trump’s America.
“I don’t know if you know this. The first Emmys were held back in 1949. Things were very different back then–gas was 17 cents a gallon, a new home cost $7,000, and we all agreed that Nazis were bad,” Jost said during an opening monologue.
Monday’s 70th Emmy Awards on NBC sunk 10 percent in early ratings from last year, settling for a new all-time low with a 7.4 household rating. That Emmys decline is not as bad as the ones for the Oscars and Grammys, which dropped 16 percent and 20 percent year over year, respectively.