Pete Davidson is feeling the repercussions of his “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update" appearance.
Included in his jokes aobut his engagement to Ariana Grande, was THIS ONE:
“Last night I switched her birth control with Tic Tacs. I believe in us and all, but I just want to make sure that she can't go anywhere.”
People are going on social media explaining why the joke was controversial and insulting towards women who take birth control pills.
One woman wrote on Twitter, “Generally I thought Pete Davidson was funny, but until birth control sabotage stops being a common form of abuse and a way abusers trap women in dangerous relationships, I'm not going to laugh at that joke #SNLPremiere.”
Other women were in agreement that the joke went too far, and touched on an issue some unfortunately deal with in their own relationships.
Some people posted that they thought people were being too sensitive about the subject.
“He’s clearly joking. So many people get triggered easily these days. Also, things that are offensive to you might be funny to others. So, take a chill pill (or a Tic Tac).”
Source: Daily Mail