His take on anti-masks comes after noting that masked members of the SNL public reminded him of surgeons. But the people who chose not to follow the CDC’s recommendations weren’t the only targets of Burr’s opening monologue. The comedian embraced the culture of cancellation, awakened culture, and gay pride month.
He took a hit on the cancellation culture and its far-reaching impact by saying “they’re literally running out of people to cancel, they’re now going after the dead”, referring to John Wayne.
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“It’s like yes, he was born in 1907, that’s what these people looked like. Never talked to your grandparents and brought up the wrong topic? Joked Burr.
He then extended his monologue on social conscience to talk about awakened culture and how he thinks white women have co-opted the movement.
“It should have been about people of color… somehow the white women threw their Gucci feet over the barrier of oppression and got stuck at the head of the line,” he said.
He ended his monologue by asking a hesitant audience why Gay Pride lasts a month, suggesting that black people “who were in fact enslaved” deserve more beyond February.
“These are the equators that give them the sun for 31 days. There are black gay people they could party from June 1 to 31… give them 61 days to celebrate, ”he said.
The Saturday monologue immediately started trending on Twitter and drew mixed and mixed reactions on social media.
Cool so Bill Burr went from misogynist to homophobic. Time to go to bed.
– Jaime Harrison’s plexiglass (@ThisCharmingJ) October 11, 2020
– ᴊᴇʟᴀ ☽⋆ ゜ (@jelevision) October 11, 2020
– bert screecher (@bertkreischer) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr is exactly the comic we DON’T NEED NOW. 🖕🏼#SNL
– Lori 🦋 🌊 (@LoriAndJava) October 11, 2020
Bill Burr’s opening monologue is simply heinous and misogynstic. We are in 2020. Someone tells him that calling women “sluts” is no fun #SNL
– Skylar Baker-Jordan (@SkylarJordan) October 11, 2020
The man really said we should extend Black History Month and associate it with gay pride, and said black people are the leaders of their movement… and did you miss it ??
– Julian Bass (@thejulianbass) October 11, 2020
– Anthony J. Scott🌹 (@ SilverandCold1x) October 11, 2020
I love Bill Burr. Why is everyone piling up on Bill Burr? He’s controversial, but some on he’s a comedian.
– CherryLaNasty! MONSTER 🍒🧨🌊🌊 (@ PeggyCher63) October 11, 2020
– ari (@ari_is__ici) October 11, 2020
– LWC-JR (@ 16NationalChamp) October 11, 2020