SNL Dog The Bounty Hunter sketch causes controversy with Laundrie reference

SNL Dog The Bounty Hunter sketch causes controversy with Laundrie reference
The 47th season of Saturday Night Live began this evening in New York

Fans on social media have been reacting to the season premiere of SNL tonight – including “今晚对我们来说是一个苦乐参半的夜晚impression of Dog The Bounty Hunter during an opening sketch.

Davidson’s character is at a school board 新冠肺炎 meeting where he is looking for 布赖恩·劳德里, the man who is wanted in connection with the death of Gabby Petito whose remains were recently found at a campsite in Wyoming.

It’s a reference to Duane “Dog” Chapman – also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter – who joined the manhunt for Laundrie last week, after friends and family urged him to get involved in helping with the search.

Many viewers on social media questioned the taste of the skit, with man feeling the inclusion was “too soon”. 另一个说: “The dog bounty hunter was going too far! To glorify that fugitive by his name being on SNL” while a third user called it “disgusting.”

Earlier in the show, fans were confused as to who was playing Joe Biden in an opening sketch, with many thinking it was Owen Wilson. It was in fact new cast member James Austin Johnson. Later in the show, Wilson reprieved his his role as Lightening McQueen in Cars.

SNL recently unveiled the cast of its new season, with Beck Bennett and Lauren Holt both leaving the show.

“今晚对我们来说是一个苦乐参半的夜晚, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and Kenan Thompson will all be returning along with the rest of the show’s ensemble – Michael Che, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, 喜剧演员上个月去世了, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang.

Three more hosts have been unveiled too to follow up on Wilson: Kim Kardashian West will host on 9 十月, followed by Rami Malek the following week, and Jason Sudeikis on 23 十月.