Morgan Wallen’s latest scandal did not go unmentioned in the latest edition of “Saturday Night Live” .
Wallen has been hit with backlash after video emerged in which he uses the N-word, resulting in his music yanked from radio playlists and being “suspended indefinitely” by his record label.
Last year, the 27-year-old country singer appeared as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” — but only after his earlier scheduled appearance was axed when evidence emerged that he attended a jam-packed house party days before he was supposed to appear on the show, violating the show’s strict COVID-19 protocols. Jack White was brought in as a last-minute replacement as musical guest.
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Wallen was subsequently invited back on the show. During his eventual “SNL” appearance, Wallen appeared in a sketch with host Jason Bateman that poked fun at Wallen being disinvited.
On the Feb. 6 edition of “SNL”, Wallen’s latest controversy was addressed on “Weekend Update”.
“It was announced that country music star Morgan Wallen had his recording contract suspended after a video surfaced of the singer using the N-word,” co-anchor Michael Che told viewers.
“Hmm, wonder who he learned that from?” Che joked, accompanied by a photo of Wallen standing next to his “Weekend Update” parter Colin Jost on the “SNL” stage.
“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on Global.