A sketch aired on the latest installment of “Saturday Night Live” (watch it below) has sparked a torrent of outrage. The satirical sketch, “Heroin AM,” presents itself as a commercial for a form of heroin mixed with caffeine and cocaine.
The sketch features “SNL” cast members along with guest host Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The Washington Post notes that the sketch comes as the country faces a disturbing increase in heroin use. The story reports that social media responded to the bit with a flood of angry comments, such as these tweets:
- “#SNL Heroin/AM “commercial” NOT FUNNY! Too many people are dying FOR REAL.”
- “You probably laughed at the Heroin AM sketch on #SNL, but I’ll bet no one in Northern Kentucky did.”
Judge for yourself — here’s the sketch, which was posted on YouTube by NBC: