“Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, which he called the “most racist city” he has ever visited.
The co-anchor of “Weekend Update” told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he made the comment on “SNL” the night before the Super Bowl, the Boston Globe reported.
In Boston, he said he responded on social media to one woman by urging her to “talk to your closest black friend and ask them to explain it to you.” He said the woman responded by answering, “Touche.”
Che, who often jokes about President Donald Trump on the NBC show, told the audience he never apologizes for language or controversial statements because he’s “just trying to be more presidential.”
According to WEEI-FM, Che made the comment about Boston when discussing the Super Bowl matchup between the Patriots and Falcons. He told “SNL” viewers, “I just want to relax, turn my brain off, and watch the blackest city in America beat the most racist city I’ve ever been to.”